Open House Melbourne is back in July with several exciting opportunities for people to engage with their city.

The Open House Melbourne 2014 program includes the ever-popular Open House Melbourne weekend on Saturday 26 July and Sunday 27 July as well as a range of city based events throughout July such as Nite Art installations, the Speaker Series free talks and a launch at the operating J Substation.

Historically, Open House Melbourne has been an annual event where a single weekend each year is set aside for showcasing the diversity of significant buildings and spaces that contribute to Melbourne’s unique design culture and values.

The 2014 edition promises an enhanced experience with the weekend to be followed by supporting programs throughout the year that will allow people multiple opportunities to engage with their city.

Lord Mayor Robert Doyle said Open House provides a rare opportunity to discover the hidden interiors behind some of Melbourne’s closed doors.

According to the Lord Mayor, Open House unlocks the city’s most intriguing buildings, allowing residents to see their city in a new light and enabling visitors to discover the interiors, architectural excellence and historical distinction that make Melbourne a great design city.

Open House Melbourne 2014 July Program

  • Open House Melbourne Launch at J Substation, Wednesday 2 July, 6pm - 9pm at the CitiPower J Substation and Water Tank Way, Melbourne
  • Speaker Series 1: Design City, Built Melbourne! Wednesday 16 July, 6pm - 9pm at Deakin Edge, Federation Square
  • Speaker Series 2: New Suburban, Tuesday 22 July, 6pm - 9pm at RMIT Capitol Theatre
  • Open House Melbourne - Nite Art, Wednesday 23 July, 6pm - 11pm, Various locations
  • The Competition Documentary Screening, Saturday 26 July and Sunday 27 July at ACMI Cinemas
  • Open House Melbourne weekend, 26 July and 27 July, 10am - 4pm

The full building list can be viewed at