Government House Victoria will once again participate in a virtual Open House Melbourne event in 2021.

Open House Melbourne 2021

We regret to advise that we have received notification from the Centre for Architecture Victoria that due to the current COVID health situation in Victoria, Open House Melbourne will transition to a fully digital program. Given this, Government House will no longer be open to the public on Saturday 24 July 2021.

The Governor and Mr Howard were very much looking forward to hosting this event, and to welcoming you to Government House.

For further information on the Open House Melbourne digital program and to read a statement from Centre for Architecture Victoria please head to the Open House Melbourne website

Government House Victoria look forward to participating in a digital Open House Melbourne; view the virtual tour recorded in 2020, as well as a time-lapse recording of the State Dining table being set, on this page.

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.

visitors in the billiard room during an open house


More information

To learn more about the program for 2021, visit the Open House Melbourne website.