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.

Open House Melbourne invites you to rediscover your city—to seek out new places and to reconnect with old favourites.

Saturday 27 + Sunday 28 July

The 2024 Open House Melbourne festival will present a program of building openings, tours, talks and events that teach us about our city, that provide insight into how it works and demonstrate the significant role that design has to play in addressing the critical issues that are shaping its form, future and identity.

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The Open House Melbourne Weekend celebrates good design by opening up buildings, places and spaces, inspiring public engagement in conversations about the future of our city.

Expressions of Interest for the Open House Melbourne Weekend 2024 have now closed. If you are a Collaborator, visit the Collaborator Portal for important information and next steps.


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Volunteers are vital to Open House Melbourne—ensuring visitors have the best possible experience by providing building access, tour guidance, offering directions and answering questions. We’re always looking for the support of volunteers to make our programs possible and we’d love for you to join us!

The Open House Melbourne Weekend is happening across Saturday 27 + Sunday 28 July 2024. We are currently recruiting for volunteers—find out more via the link.


Revisit the Weekend 2023 Program Highlights

Heritage Address: Michael Veitch

The Heritage Address is an annual lecture given on matters relating to our heritage, presented in partnership with the Heritage Council of Victoria.

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Modern Melbourne: Kerstin Thompson

Now in its eighth season, Modern Melbourne 2023 features AIA Gold Medal winner Kerstin Thompson.

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Stroll the City

Explore our interactive audio map now!

Stroll the City now!