Judith Durham bids farewell at the Victorian State Memorial in Hamer Hall

Singing superstar Judith Durham will be given his farewell at a state memorial at Melbourne’s Hamer Hall early next month.

The Seekers singer died on August 5 at the age of 79 from complications of a long-standing lung disease.

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

Her family accepted an offer from the Victorian Government for a state memorial service earlier this month.

Members of The Seekers remembered singer Judith Durham as a cherished lifelong friend. (Alan Porritt/AAP PHOTOS) Recognition: AAP

Premier Daniel Andrews confirmed on Friday that it would take place at Hamer Hall on the evening of Tuesday 6 September.

“Victorians will have an opportunity to remember Judith Durham’s life and music,” he tweeted.

Tickets are free, with reserved seating for family, friends, dignitaries, and invited guests.

The folk-influenced pop quartet were the first Australian band to achieve major chart and sales success in the UK and US, eventually selling 50 million records.

Judith Durham’s family have accepted an offer of a state funeral for the singer who passed away at the age of 79. (AP PHOTO) Recognition: AP

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

In 2015 she was named Victorian of the Year for her services to music and her commitment to charities.

Following her death, Universal Music Group shared a statement on behalf of Seekers bandmates Keith Potger, Bruce Woodley and Athol Guy.

“Our lives have changed forever and we are losing our cherished lifelong friend and shining star,” it said.

Judith Durham in the 1960s. Recognition: Getty

“Her struggle was intense and heroic – she never complained about her fate and fully accepted its ending.

“Your amazing musical legacy Keith, Bruce and I are so blessed to share.”

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Australian music legend Judith Durham has died in Melbourne at the age of 79.

Australian music legend Judith Durham has died in Melbourne at the age of 79.

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