There are over 170 programs for you to explore over the Weekend and they’re all different!

 

The Open House Melbourne program is live! Familiarise yourself with our handy guide so you can know what to expect make the most of your Weekend. Read on for details about different types of entry, booking information, volunteers and social media.

Bookings are required for some limited capacity or limited tours/programs and go live across two release dates. A booking fee of $7 applies.
First release tickets: 12pm Wednesday 3 July
Second release tickets: 12pm Saturday 6 July
*Booking fees contribute to ticketing administration costs and are non-refundable.

 

Explore the digital program here.

 

Entry types

Open access

Open access means no bookings are required to visit or attend these programs, sites or tours. Capacities for places and spaces may be limited so please be prepared to wait until it’s your turn. Open access tours have a maximum capacity and operate on a first-come, first served basis. Some open access programs also have a pre-booked component.

Bookings required

Booked events means pre-bookings are required to join or participate in limited capacity or timed tour/program.
A $7 booking fee applies per visitor. A link to book via Humanitix will be available on individual program listings.
First release tickets: 12pm Wednesday 3 July
Second release tickets: 12pm Saturday 6 July
*Booking fees contribute to ticketing administration costs and are non-refundable.

Open access + bookings required

Some programs include both open access and pre-booked components. For example, a building may be open access (open to visit and explore in your own time without a booking) but also have limited capacity tours on offer that require pre-booking.
First release tickets: 12pm Wednesday 3 July
Second release tickets: 12pm Saturday 6 July
*Booking fees contribute to ticketing administration costs and are non-refundable.

Open House Melbourne Info Hub

Find the Open House Melbourne Info Hub and friendly volunteers in one central location in front of the Melbourne Town Hall.

Open hours

Booking fee

A booking fee of $7 applies to tickets for some limited capacity or limited tours/programs, excluding Designing with Country, This is Public and the Heritage Address. Booking fees contribute to ticketing administration costs and are non-refundable. Refer to individual program listings for more information and links to book.

Wait times

Some sites can only accommodate limited numbers at a time, or they may be very popular.

Wait times can vary, please check with our friendly volunteers.

Photography

There may be restrictions, or no photography allowed, at some sites. Please follow the instructions provided by the venue staff and volunteers.

Entry Requirements

Age requirements or other entry conditions apply in some cases for safety reasons. This may include specific clothing requirements or necessary bag checks. Refer to individual program listings and follow the instructions of building staff and volunteers.

Accessibility

Some venues have limited access for wheelchairs and those with mobility requirements. Refer to individual program listings for site specific details or contact Open House Melbourne with any questions via info@ohm.org.au.

Social media

Tag us and use hashtags #OpenHouseMelbourne #rediscover2024
Facebook: @openhousemelbourne
Twitter + Instagram: @openhousemelb

FAQs

Have another question? Read our FAQs here before reaching out to the team via info@ohm.org.au

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Create your itinerary

Use the ‘Add to Itinerary’ button on events to curate a personal wishlist of programs to visit across the Weekend! Log in or create an account via the link below or top right of the website.

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Getting around

We encourage visitors to walk, roll, cycle and use public transport where possible when participating in the Weekend. Head to ptv.vic.gov.au/journey to plan your journey.

Volunteers

Over 500 volunteers generously give their time to help you experience the Weekend. Volunteers are there to assist so look for the bright pink vests and friendly smiles!

Weekend Itineraries

Jeff's Highlights

Jeff had a passion for sustainability, heritage and all things Open House Melbourne. The following captures many of Jeff’s favourites on this year’s program.

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Family Friendly

There is so much for families to do right across Melbourne on The Weekend!  We’ve handpicked our favourite activities that the kids (young and old) will love…

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Heritage Highlights

For heritage lovers, The Weekend boasts so many options, you may not know quite where to start. Here’s our pick…

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Precincts

Explore every corner of the Open House Melbourne program with our precinct itineraries.

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