29 and 30 July 2017

Nope – Open House Melbourne is a free event for all. Some properties require bookings, and incur a booking fee.

Bookings can be made via our website - but are not currently open. Please subscribe to our newsletter for all program and booking information.


Last year we introduced a $5 booking fee to ensure people actually attend their booked sessions. We have experienced a high number of no-shows in the past, meaning many people missed out on seeing these buildings, so we have introduced a small fee to ensure everyone gets a chance to book in on a tour. The fee is 100% refundable up to the day before the tour if you need to cancel your booking, and can also be transferred to a friend or family member.

No, most of the buildings in the Open House Melbourne program are free and open access.

A small number of buildings will require pre-booking, due to number restrictions, safety requirements etc. Bookings can be made via our website, and will be available once the program is announced.

If the building you wish to visit does not require a booking, then all you need to do is go to the building on the designated date as listed on the website and program. Once there, you may need to queue at the main entry point before entry.

The 2017 Open House Melbourne printed program will be available to purchase in July 2017, from our website and select bookstores.

We love the hundreds of volunteers that volunteer for Open House Melbourne each year - the event simply could not go ahead without the dedication and time put in by them.

Volunteer positions for 2017 are not yet open, further information on how to volunteer for 2017 will be released via our website and newsletter in mid 2017.

Not all buildings will open every year for Open House Melbourne. In order to keep the program fresh, we like to cycle a variety of buildings through each year and therefore not all buildings can be reopened again.

The only way to book a tour for Open House Melbourne is via our website. We do not take bookings via phone. If you have difficulty using the Internet, we suggest asking a friend to assist you with the booking process.


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