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Open House Melbourne

Open House Melbourne is a free event that offers a chance to explore the city’s most historic and significant buildings, religious structures and architectural monuments. The best part is you don’t have to pay any anything to tour these buildings around Melbourne.

Come and be a part of this event and explore some of the best architectural accomplishments in the city. If you love history, architecture and design, you’ll love Open House Melbourne.

Open House Melbourne – 2019 Dates, Building List Program & Tickets

Melbourne welcomes visitors of all ages to enjoy a tour of some of the oldest and most interesting buildings around the CBD. While some venues allow full tours, a number of buildings only offer access to some parts of their building. However, since some of these buildings are not open to the general public normally, it’s a great chance to see what’s behind closed doors.

Most buildings are open free of charge, however a small few require pre-booking. Those buildings that require a ticket should be booked online in advance. Check back with us and we will update the page when bookings become available.

Visitors can explore the architecture, furniture and modern methods used to protect and conserve these architectural wonders. In previous years, more than 100,000 people have attended these magnificent buildings all over Melbourne. Given the proximity of most of the buildings, most people are able to attend between 4-5 buildings per day.

Photography is restricted inside most of the historic buildings, however, visitors can request a pictorial brochure or buy souvenirs at the gift shops.


TBA - July 2019

Event Times



Various locations around the Melbourne CBD


Government House, Supreme Court of Victoria, Treasury Buliding, Melbourne Town Hall, Parliament House and many more.
Melbourne, VIC

Contact Details

(03) 9639 1115
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