Government House will open its doors to the public as part of Open House Melbourne on Saturday, 27 July 2019. 

Open House Melbourne 2019

Government House will be open as part of Open House Melbourne from 10 am on Saturday 27 July 2019. Final entry is at 3 pm.

What you can expect

The State Apartments – the Ballroom, State Dining Room, State Drawing Room, State Hall and Billiard Room – will be open for viewing.  


Entry is free and there is no need to pre-book. You will need to pass through a security checkpoint and bag inspection on entry.

visitors in the billiard room during an open house
Visitors in the Billiard Room at Government House during an Open Day

Where we are

Getting there

Metro Tunnel disruptions

Check the Metro Tunnel website for transport disruptions as part of the tunnel works.

Public transport

You are encouraged to take public transport.

From Flinders Street Station:

  • To walk: Government House (Government House Drive) is about a 15-20 minute walk
  • To tram: You can take the St Kilda Rd/Coventry St tram - routes 3/3a, 5, 6,16, 64, 67 and 72 - and get off at the Grant Street - Police Memorial stop. It is then a further five-minute walk.


There is metered parking on Linlithgow and Birdwood Avenues, but there may be limited availability.

More information

To find other open houses across Melbourne, go to the Open House Melbourne website.