Celebrating the unique architecture and history of Williamstown.

Open Williamstown is an annual fundraiser for cancer research that allows patrons to explore private properties and public spaces unique to this historic maritime community.

The event showcases the historical and architectural significance of Williamstown, Melbourne’s first port and one of its oldest and most interesting suburbs. It also celebrates the lifestyle and emerging modern architecture that make this seaside town culturally significant.

It gives people the chance to enjoy Williamstown’s diverse beauty while supporting a great cause; all event profits are donated to Cancer Council Victoria for cancer research.

In 2017, Open Williamstown displayed a diverse set of properties from a rare Californian bungalow to a quirky home renovated tardis style. We were fortunate to have the award winning Captain’s Retreat open to display its charm and history. The event was based at the Williamstown Town Hall and we are fortunate enough to have this as our hub again in 2018.

Since the inaugural event in 2015, Open Williamstown has raised a total of $30,000 for the Cancer Council Victoria enabling them to establish the Open Williamstown Research Grant. Once again, all funds raised this year will go directly towards seeking cures for less common cancers as part of The Forgotten Cancers Project.

Open Williamstown is made possible due to the support of very generous home-owners, event partners and a great volunteer team.