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Brisbane Open House
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Genre Open day
Frequency Annual
Location(s) Brisbane, Queensland
Inaugurated 2 October 2010 (2010-October-02)
Next event 12–13 October 2019
Participants 119 buildings
Attendance 33,000

Brisbane Open House is a Doors Open Days event held in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia that showcases many of the city's buildings to the public. Among the buildings included are historical landmarks, galleries, office buildings, museums, places of worship and bridges. Well known buildings not usually open to the public are open for free public tours. The annual event is usually held on the first weekend in October.

The event is organised by the Queensland Government Architect, the Brisbane Development Association, and the National Trust of Queensland.

Brisbane Open House is part of the Open House Worldwide annual cultural event.


The inaugural Brisbane Open House took place on 2 October 2010, and featured 20 buildings in the CBD and South Bank. More than 12,000 people attended. In 2011 the event expanded to 30 buildings and included Fortitude Valley. The 2012 event featured 51 buildings and attracted 33,000 visitors. The 2013 event expanded to 71 buildings presented over a two-day weekend. The 2014 event featured 89 buildings.


The 2016 event expanded to 100 buildings with large number of new buildings open to the general public for the first time:


New buildings open to the general public for the first time were:

Participating buildings

Building 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
480 Queen Street x
ABC Brisbane Centre x x x x
All Saints Anglican Church x x x x x
Archerfield Airport x x
Boggo Road Gaol x x
Brisbane City Hall x x x x x x
Brisbane General Post Office x
Brisbane Polo Club - Naldham House x x
Brisbane Powerhouse x
Brisbane Square x x x x x x x
Commissariat Store x x x x x x x
Customs House x x x x x x x
Ecosciences Precinct, 41 Boggo Road, Dutton Park x x x x
Fernberg, Government House x x
Fort Lytton Historic Military Precinct x
Gabba Stadium x x
Griffith Film School x x x x
HASSELL Studio, 36 Warry St x x x x
Howard Smith Wharves x x x x
Kurilpa Bridge x x x
Lady Cilento Children's Hospital x
MacArthur Museum x x x x x x
Masonic Memorial Temple x x x x x x x
Mercy Heritage Centre, 547 Ann Street x x x x
Miegunyah House Museum x x x
National Australia Bank, 308 Queen Street x x x x x x x
National Trust House, 95 William St x x x x
Naval Offices, Edward St x x
Newstead House x x x x
Old Bishopsbourne and Old Bishopsbourne Chapel x x
Old Government House x x x x x x x
Old Museum Brisbane x x x
One One One Eagle Street x x x
Oral Health Centre, University of Queensland x x
Parliament House x x x x x x x
Port of Brisbane x x x
Princess Theatre, 8 Annerley Road, Woolloongabba x x
QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute x x x x
Queen Elizabeth II Courts of Law x x x
Queensland Art Gallery x x
Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University x x x
Queensland Emergency Operations Centre x
Queensland Gallery of Modern Art x x
Queensland Herbarium x x
Queensland Maritime Museum x x x x x x
Queensland Museum & Sciencentre x x x x x
Queensland Performing Arts Centre x x x x x x x
Queensland Tennis Centre x
QUT Science and Engineering Centre, Gardens Point campus x x x
Riverside Centre x x x
Roma Street Fire Station, 279 Upper Roma Street x x x x x
Roma Street Station Heritage Building x
Santos Place x x x x
Spring Hill Service Reservoirs x x x
Spring Hill Baths x x
St Andrew's Uniting Church x x x x x x x
St John's Cathedral x x x x x x x
St Stephen's Cathedral x x x x
State Library of Queensland x x x x x x x
Tara House - Irish Club, 175 Elizabeth St x x x
Tattersalls Club, 215 Queen St x x x x x x x
The Old Windmill x x x x x
Translational Research Institute, 37 Kent Street, Wooloongabba x x x x
Treasury Heritage Hotel x x x x x x x
Victoria Barracks x x
Wacol Military Museum x
Walter Taylor Bridge x x x
XXXX Brewery x
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