You can purchase a program online via our secure ordering system. Check back closer for details Also, on event days, programs will be sold at select locations around the city, and as well as the OHM Information Hub outside the Melbourne Town Hall (corner of Collins and Swanston streets).
For 2012, pre-bookings will be taken for a number of buildings that are particularly small and have restrictions on the amount of people that can fit in the space at one time. For all of the other buildings visitors will be admitted on a first come, first served basis. You are able to sign up at some of the buildings when they open for tours for specific tour times. Buildings that are expected to be busy have been indicated by the ‘Lines expected, arrive early’ symbol in the OHM program.
OHM will operate from 10am to 4pm on both Saturday July 28 and Sunday July 29. Some buildings are only open for limited days and/or hours. Refer to the details on each building for confirmation.
Yes. In 2012 OHM is running the whole weekend of July 28 and 29. Check the program for opening times of all of the buildings as not everything is open on both days or for the full times.
Apart from here on our website you can pick up the OHM Program or visit one of our info hubs over the OHM weekend.
Many of the buildings are offering tours - look for the Guided Tour symbol against each building on our website or in the program.
The OHM Program, which can be purchased via the website for $8 plus $2 postage, has a comprehensive map and all the details you’ll need to easily navigate the open buildings.
Yes. Join our mailing list for notification and reminders about OHM and any future events.
Yes. As a not-for-profit, OHM relies solely on the support of partners, sponsors and supporters. If you are interested in donating or providing sponsorship please donate here. Please note we are not registered as a charity for tax purposes. For information about sponsorship, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Simply complete a volunteer registration form on our website. There are two shifts to choose from: 9.30am to 1.30pm or 1pm to 4.30pm on each day of the OHM weekend.
As a reward you will have head of the queue access to other buildings.
Absolutely! A few buildings do have age restrictions (no children under 14 allowed) so please check the description for each building. Any restrictions are highlighted on the building page on our website and Program – you’ll find this information just above the list of symbols. Our Children’s Program gives children an opportunity to discover and enjoy the best of the program with special activities just for them.
Open House Melbourne seeks to celebrate significant aspects of the built fabric of our city. We showcase seminal buildings from the past and present, and introduce the possibilities of the future. Melbourne has always been a city of opportunity, a home of innovation and enterprise. OHM gives the public an experience of a selection of buildings and spaces that help make Melbourne the city it is.
Send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to nominate a favorite.
Mostly yes, however check the description of each building for any restrictions. We are running the Focus photography competition for amaturs and professionals alike - so please bring your camera.
Unfortunately a few of the buildings do not have disabled access. Please check for the Disabled Access symbol noted on each building in the Program or on our website.
2012 is our Fifth and best year.
Most buildings limit patrons based on their maximum tour group size. All buildings with the ‘Guided Tour’ symbol will have a limit per tour. Some buildings (Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre and Federation Square) have very limited tour sizes and will operate on a booking system. For tour only buildings, you’ll either need to book your tour via the online booking system or at the building in the morning.
Check the program page for details.
No. There is no special parking for Open House Melbourne. There will be limited parking available in the city. We suggest you take public transport ($3.30 for a whole day), walk or ride your bike. The closest tram stop and route is included in each building description provided in the program and on our website. You could also hire a bike share bike for only $2.60 a day - bring your helmet.
The closest tram stop and route is included in each building description provided in the program and on our website.
Photograph Open House Melbourne sites on the 2012 MOH event weekend and send us your favourite photographs for your chance to win some fantastic prizes and the opportunity to be published. For more information on entry details and rules, please click here .
Wait times will vary depending upon the building and the patronage. In 2011, some patrons waited over two hours to enter the Russell Place Substation, with the vast majority claiming it was well worth it! Check for buildings with the Lines Expected Arrive Early symbol in our program.
With 100 fabulous buildings open you won’t be able to see them all – so pick up the OHM Program and begin planning. And make sure you pack for Melbourne’s weather, especially if you are planning on queuing! We recommend a warm jacket and an umbrella. And don’t forget your camera!
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