Judith Durham will be seen off at the state funeral tonight

Fans of Australian music legends The Seekers will gather in Melbourne for singer Judith Durham’s state memorial service.

Ms Durham died in August aged 79 of complications from long-standing lung disease.

The free service takes place in Hamer Hall at the Victorian Arts Center on Tuesday at 7pm, with doors opening an hour beforehand.

Individuals wishing to attend in person are asked to register online with the arts center.

The service will also be streamed live.

Durham made her first recording aged 19 and achieved worldwide fame after joining The Seekers in 1963.

The band, which also included Athol Guy, Keith Potger and Bruce Woodley, climbed the charts in the 1960s with hits like “The Carnival is Over”, “A World of Our Own” and “Georgy Girl”.

They were the first Australian band to achieve major chart and sales success in the UK and US, eventually selling 50 million records.

Durham began a solo career in 1968 and recorded again with The Seekers in the 1990s.

Other Australian music greats have also been remembered recently; Singer Archie Roach died in July and Olivia Newton John died in August.

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