3MBS will be broadcasting live from the Government House Open Day with a six hour Australian special celebrating Australian musicians and composers.  Come along and explore one of Australia’s finest historic buildings and grounds, which will be open to the public for free between 9.30am and 3pm (self-guided tours of the House will conclude at 3.00pm).  Make sure you come and say hello to our volunteer broadcasting team located on the South Lawn.

When: Friday 26 January, 9:30 AM- 3:30 PM

Where: Government House Dr, Melbourne VIC 3004

Some of the other community organisations participating in Government House Open Day 2018 include Bowls Victoria, Tennis Victoria, Country Fire Authority, The Royal Flying Doctors Service and the Collingwood Children’s Farm. Living Legends will once again feature race horse champions in the Hopetoun Stables.  The iconic State Coach that was built in 1897 and used for a range of ceremonial occasions, including the opening of Parliament in 1901, will be on display, along with various other vehicles used by Victorian Governors past and present.

There will be plenty of entertainment available, including monster bubbles, balloon artists and face painting for kids, along with roaming musical acts for everyone to enjoy.  Visitors are welcome to bring their own picnic or to purchase food from a number of vendors including the Country Women’s Association, St Vincent de Paul Food Truck, Mr Burger, Burn City, Pick a Pita, Fresh juice, ice-cream and coffee vendors will be on site throughout the day.

There will be no vehicle access to Government House throughout the day.  Visitors are encouraged to use public transport.