In October 2015, the Gold Coast held its first ‘Open House’, joining a world-wide ‘family’ of Open House events, the first of which was held in London in 1992. The concept has spread to more than 30 cities around the world, including Adelaide, Melbourne and Perth and countries including Spain, USA, Finland, Italy and Greece.
Open House is also held in Brisbane, Maryborough and Toowoomba. Brisbane Open House commenced in 2009 and will be held this year on Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 October, 2017. Brisbane Open House has become a major cultural event, with more than 100 buildings across the heart of the city allowing public access over this weekend.
The Gold Coast Open House committee hopes Gold Coasters embrace their city’s third event on Saturday 4 November 2017 with the same enthusiasm shown last year. Gold Coast Open House has been made possible by founding partners, the National Trust, Australian Institute of Architects and City of Gold Coast. Gold Coast Open House is a free event.