WHAT IS OPEN HOUSE MELBOURNE?
Open House Melbourne is a public architecture organisation that empowers citizens to be active participants in the building of their city. Their annual program of talks, tours, and interviews explore issues, challenges and success stories of Melbourne’s built environment.
At the heart of the program is the much-loved Open House Weekend, taking place on the 28 + 29 July in 2018, where 200 significant buildings and sites across the city are open so people can learn about how the built environment and urban planning initiatives and issues influence our culture and shape our future.
WHEN IS OPEN HOUSE MELBOURNE WEEKEND?
The date changes each year, but it is always in July. In 2018, it is 28 + 29 July.
DO I NEED TO BOOK TO ATTEND OPEN HOUSE WEEKEND?
Majority of buildings are free and open access where you don’t need to book. Just turn up and enjoy the day. Please note that some buildings will be very popular and will have queues. Please plan ahead and turn up early.
Some buildings have pre-booked tours, due to their limited capacity, and require a small $5 booking fee to reserve your place. Online bookings opened on Monday 17 July at 8:30am and most buildings are now booked out due to high demand. Some buildings will offer a waitlist option – check each building page for the Eventbrite link to see if there are spaces available.
DOES IT COST TO ATTEND OPEN HOUSE MELBOURNE WEEKEND?
No – Open House Melbourne is a free event for all.
Nearly all buildings are free, open access and self-guided. A small number of buildings have pre-booked tours, due to their limited capacity, and will require a small $5 commitment fee to reserve your place.
WHERE CAN I GET A PRINTED PROGRAM?
Printed programs are made available each year. Stay tuned for details of the 2018 program.
WHY CAN'T I FIND BUILDINGS THAT HAVE BEEN PREVIOUSLY OPENED?
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.
HOW DO I VOLUNTEER FOR OPEN HOUSE MELBOURNE?
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 now closed, further information on how to volunteer for 2018 will be released via our website and newsletter in early 2018.