Posted Mon 6th May 2024 |

The Open House Melbourne Weekend celebrates the importance of good design in shaping communities and is the largest built environment festival in Australia.

In 2023 almost 60,000 people engaged with more than 710 opening buildings, tours of places and spaces, exhibitions and were inspired by conversations about the future of our city.

This year we have implemented new innovations to ensure the festival continues to grow and be sustainable into the future.

In 2024, you are invited to rediscover your city—to seek out new places and to reconnect with old favourites.

Discovery is about the unexpected. It’s something for the curious at heart, the adventurer and the life-long-learner interested in exploring Melbourne’s most unique places and spaces.

On Saturday 27 + Sunday 28 July, the last weekend in July, Open House Melbourne, our partners and Collaborators welcome you to be an explorer in the city and see Melbourne in new light.

The Weekend identity was created by valued Major Sponsors Studio Payne. We thank their highly skilled graphic design team for developing this year’s identity.

Open FRAME photography competition
This year it is the 50th Anniversary of state government heritage legislation in Victoria. This is a milestone for the many important places and objects protected in the Victorian Heritage Register.

To celebrate this milestone, Open House Melbourne and the Heritage Council of Victoria presents Open FRAME: capturing 50 years of heritage. This photography competition is an opportunity for all Victorians to capture their favourite building or object on the Victorian Heritage Register and go in the running to win great prizes.

The judging panel will be John Gollings, Maddison Miller and Michael Cook.

Entries close at 11.59pm on Wednesday 12 June, with winners announced at the Open House Melbourne Weekend Program Launch on Wednesday 26 June 2024.


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Maximum of 5 photos per entrant. Photos must be taken in the last two (2) years. Entrants under 18 must have approval from a guardian.

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