Some of our services are closed or have different hours on the public holiday before the AFL Grand Final – Fri 29 Sept 2023

Open House Melbourne took place in 2023 over the Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 July weekend, opening the doors to some of Boroondara’s most iconic buildings.

We will provide the dates for Open House Melbourne 2024 when these become available. In the meantime, you can see below the great range of events that took place in Boroondara during the 2023 Open House Melbourne weekend.

Open House Melbourne 2023 locations

The locations that were open to the public for Open House Melbourne in 2023 included the following.

Boroondara City Council building from street level showing the clocktower

Camberwell Civic Precinct — Camberwell

Tour the home of Council, which has been in service since 1890.

Explore Camberwell Civic Precinct

The hawthorn arts centre double story building from the street, showing the 4 storey clock tower and hertiage style of the building

Hawthorn Arts Centre — Hawthorn

Step behind the curtain at one of Victoria’s leading galleries and performing arts venues.

Explore Hawthorn Arts Centre

The exterior of Kew court house showing a two storey brick building

Kew Court House — Kew

Uncover the history of Victoria’s longest-serving police station.  

Explore Kew Court House

A roman style open air building with coloumns in a cemetary, on the front of the roof it says 'Peace evermore' and there are statues of people inside

Boroondara Cemetery — Kew

Take a guided tour to discover Boroondara’s most significant heritage structures.

Explore Boroondara Cemetery

A modern building raised off the ground by wide pillars to make an undercover area, and a second floor with windows looking out over the outdoor area

Carey Grammar Centre for Creativity and Collaboration — Kew

Winner of the ‘Future Projects - Education’ award from World Architecture News in 2018.

Explore Carey Grammar Centre for Creativity and Collaboration

An outdoor area between multi-storey apartments with modern landscaping and recreation areas alongside garden beds and paths

Markham Avenue redevelopment — Ashburton

One of the first projects designed and delivered under Homes Victoria’s Big Housing Builds.

Explore the Markham Avenue redevelopment

Two older style wooden trams with vintage paint, parked next to each other in a warehouse

Melbourne Tram Depot — Hawthorn

Come aboard and discover Melbourne’s heritage tram fleet.

Explore the Melbourne Tram Depot

Children running down stairs to play at a modern kindergarten outdoor area

Preshil — Arlington Campus — Kew

Modernist classrooms and grounds, designed in conjunction with the children.

Explore Preshil — Arlington Campus

Inside the Villa Alba showing a large room with high ceilings, hardwood floors, and a fireplace and ceiling artwork that are both intricately designed and decorated

Villa Alba Museum — Kew 

Visit the magnificent 1880 Italianate mansion overlooking the Yarra River.

Explore Villa Alba Museum

The courtyard of a heritage building with two long wings and a central tower enclosing the green garden full of blossoming trees

Willsmere — Kew 

A historic architectural marvel of Kew overlooking Melbourne’s skyline.

Explore Willsmere

Looking up a lawn area that has outlines of children playing, to a modern angular building with lots of windows

Xavier College Kostka Building — Kew 

Complimenting the school’s heritage, the new build sparks curiosity inside and out.

Explore Xavier College Kostka Building

More information

For information about the City of Boroondara’s Open House Melbourne program, email Boroondara Arts at [email protected] or call us on (03) 9278 4770.

About Open House Melbourne

Open House Melbourne is a chance for the community to celebrate Melbourne’s architecture and heritage by opening buildings of significance over one weekend. You can find out more on the Open House Melbourne website.

Open House Melbourne logo

Was this page helpful?