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Gold Coast Open House relies on volunteers to assist in the facilitation of visits by the general public to 56 buildings and walking tours across the city. If you have pride in your city and want to make a difference, register your interest to be an event volunteer as we unlock the doors to the Gold Coast’s most interesting buildings and spaces. Celebrate the richness and diversity of the Gold Coast’s built environment at this unique one day event – and you can be part of making it come to life! See below for more information on General Building volunteers and Photography volunteers.

General Building Volunteers

General building volunteers are responsible for assisting the Building Manager or Shift Manager to ensure the building runs smoothly and visitors enjoy their Gold Coast Open House experience. This includes assisting with set up and pack up of the volunteer area in the building.

What’s involved?

Volunteers work one shift of up to four hours to help out in a variety of ways, which may include:

  • Staffing check-in at one of our participating sites
  • Assisting guides with crowd control
  • Meet and greet visitors, manage lines, ask visitors to sign up for Gold Coast Open House’s mailing list.
  • Work with site owners and managers to ensure that visitors are welcomed and follow any necessary building requirements.
What is the commitment?
  • Work one volunteer shift (up to 4 hours) on Saturday 19 October at the Gold Coast Open House Day Event.
  • Meet and greet visitors, manage lines, ask visitors to sign up for our mailing list.
  • Work with our site owners and managers to ensure that visitors are welcomed and follow any necessary building requirements.
What are the benefits?
  • The opportunity to meet others who share your interest in architecture, design, history, and Gold Coast’s built environment.
  • The ability to advance to the front of the line at any participating Gold Coast Open House Day Event (except those that require advance registration) with your Gold Coast Open House Volunteer Pass.
 Privacy Statement

Gold Coast Open House is collecting your information for the purpose of the Gold Coast Open House event. This information will be accessed by the Gold Coast Open House working committee only. Your information will not be given or used by any other person or agency unless you give us permission or we are required by law.

Photography Volunteer

We need volunteer photographers, keen amateur or professional, to take photos for Gold Coast Open House as people enjoy the event. We hope to have a range of images which showcase the event, the buildings, interiors and Gold Coast generally.

What’s involved?

As a Gold Coast Open House photographer, you will be assigned buildings to photograph on the day of the event. You will be required to submit these images at the highest quality with your name and contact details clearly listed so that we can credit you when these images will be used in future Gold Coast Open House events promotion.

Please only submit your best high res quality images, at least 2MB-7MB would perfect. Please supply the images via dropbox, wetransfer or your preferred file transfer program with your name and contact details to info@goldcoastopenhouse.com.au so we can credit you with your images if we use them in the future. Be sure to place your images into folders that identify the building or place so we know where your images were taken.

Terms and Conditions

Gold Coast Open House reserves the right to publish any submitted photos, in electronic and printed promotional material including use of images in the media for Gold Coast Open House. We will credit you as the photographer. There will be no payment for the use of the copyright. We will not sell or give away the rights to use your photographs to any third party without seeking prior consent. It is fine to enter the Gold Coast Open House Photography Competition with one or more of the images you take on the day (if you wish to enter the competition).

Complete the online form, or download the PDF version by clicking the button below.

Volunteer Registration

Are you over 18? YesNo

Are you interested in being a: General Building VolunteerPhotography Volunteer

Availability on Gold Coast Open House day, Saturday 19th October:8.30am - 12.30pm12.30pm - 4.30pm

Do you have a first aid certificate? YesNo

Do you have any physical limitations (ie standing or walking for longer periods of time)? YesNo

Are there any health or medical conditions we should know about?

By submitting this form you acknowledge that this work is undertaken of one’s free will, there is no financial payment and it is of benefit to the community.

Our Partners

National Trust of Australia (Queensland)
Australian Institute of Architects
City of Gold Coast
Queensland Heritage Council
The Star Gold Coast
BDA Architecture
Griffith University
MinterEllison Gold Coast
DBI Design
Stone Style
Rider Levett Bucknall
MG Group
Zone Planning Group
Hutchinson Builders
Bond University Abedian School of Architecture
Sunland Group
Place Design Group
Hot Tomato
ABC Gold Coast
Nine Gold Coast News
Blank GC
QMS Media
Environmental Heritage Protection


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