Melbourne O'Reilly is an Australian archaeologist and adventurer, whom is one of Fred Jones' heroes. His trademark catchphrase is "Crikies."

Physical appearance

Melbourne is a Caucasian male with blond hair. He wears a white shirt under his tan one, and wears tan shorts with brown hiking boots. His accessories include a wide brimmed hat and a black bandanna around his neck.


Melbourne is adventurous and friendly. He is also intelligent when it comes to historical artifacts and languages (like Egyptian hieroglyphics).[1]


What's New, Scooby-Doo?

Season one

Melbourne excavated dinosaur bones for the Costa Rican Museum in Costa Rica. He ignored the warnings of Luis Cepeda while gathering the bones of a Dinosaur Spirit. While retrieving them at the Temple of Agazar, he was attacked by the spirit.

He was present at the showing of the dinosaur exhibit where he met Mystery Inc. When the dinosaur spirit started to terrorize the museum, he decided to find and capture it. He took the gang to the abandoned gold mines under the museum to search. He went alone when the group split up, and then reappeared after the gang escaped the dinosaur spirit.

Daphne Blake suspected him of being the spirit, believing that he'd do anything to be a hero. However, he was cleared of suspicion after the true culprits were revealed.[2]

Season two

Melbourne unmasked.

He invited the gang to a dig at the Pyramid of the Moon, but was hypnotized into dressing up as the Mummy of Pharaoh Scamses.[1]


In other languages

Actor Language Notes
Helge Winther-Larsen Norwegian
Kristian Ståhlgren and Andreas Svensson Swedish


  • Melbourne O'Reilly has some characteristics in common with reality-tv zoologist Steve Irwin.
  • He is very likely to have been named after the city of Melbourne, the coastal and most populous city of the Australian state of Victoria, which in turn was named after British prime minister William Lamb, 2nd Viscount Melbourne.


  1. 1.0 1.1 Mummy Scares Best, season 2, episode 2.
  2. 3-D Struction, season 1, episode 1.