Singer Judith Durham will be farewelled at a state memorial service at Hamer Hall, the state government has confirmed.
The frontwoman of The Seekers died in palliative care aged 79 due to complications from chronic lung disease on August 5.
The state memorial for the lead singer of hit songs Georgy Girl and I’ll Never Find Another You will be held at the Arts Centre’s concert hall on September 6.
The latter song was nominated for an Oscar in the Best Original Song category.
“Victorians will have an opportunity to remember Judith Durham’s life and music at a state memorial service. We’ve now locked in the details with Judith’s family,” Premier Daniel Andrews announced via Twitter on Friday.
Durham became a patron of the Motor Neurone Disease Association Australia after her husband Ron Edgeworth’s death in 1994.
Durham’s sister, Beverley Sheehan, previously told Nine News on Sunday that a state funeral would be “a marvellous recognition” of Durham’s life.
The free service will start at 7pm, with doors to open an hour beforehand, but members of the public who want to attend have to register using the Arts Centre website. The service will also be live-streamed for those who cannot make it in person.