Open House Melbourne

The Governor and Mr Howard opened the State Apartments to the public as part of Open House Melbourne 2017.

More than 1,200 people took the opportunity to visit the house, including the historic ballroom, on 29 July.

Completed in 1876, Government House is recognised on the Victorian Heritage Register as being of "historical, architectural and aesthetic significance to the State of Victoria" and as being one of the finest examples of 19th century residential architecture in Australia. 

IMG 2264 - CopyClaire, from Camberwell, with family Nicole, Mia, Lily and Grace, from Dubai.













Chinese familyDavid, Albee, Chen and baby Alex from China.












IMG 2270The Governor with Ada, George and Archie from Sandringham.