Government House opened its doors virtually as part of Open House Melbourne 2020.

Open House Melbourne 2020

As part of Open House Melbourne 2020, a live tour was broadcast online via our website.

The Governor, the Hon Linda Dessau AC and her husband, Mr Howard AM QC conducted a live tour of the State Apartments at Government House including the State Hall, State Drawing Room and Ballroom. The State Apartments are where most State and community events are held at Government House.

The tour was broadcast as part of the annual Open House Melbourne weekend in July, which last year was reimagined into a virtual festival due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  The Governor and Mr Howard's tour can be found on our website on this page.

More information on Open House Melbourne 2021 will be available later in the year.

visitors in the billiard room during an open house


More information

To learn more about this years virtual program, visit the Open House Melbourne website.