Eltham Mudbrick Tour

Join us for an hour or the whole day viewing classic Eltham Mudbrick houses.

The Eltham Mudbrick Tour showcases a range of mudbrick houses. It is a once-a-year opportunity for you to discover more than half a century’s worth of experimentation, design and construction – and the importance of Nillumbik Shire’s earth building heritage in the Australian alternative housing movement.

The Tour maintains an over 50-year tradition pioneered by Alistair Knox. It is run by Eltham High School community volunteers to support the school’s renowned music program.

The 2017 Tour is on Sunday 22nd October with houses open from 10.00am to 4.00pm. Parking is limited, but regular shuttle services manned by volunteers will take you between each house.

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2017 Tour Date

The Eltham Mud Brick Tour is scheduled to be on:

22nd October 2017

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Eltham Mudbrick Tour 2017

This year’s tour features mudbrick houses on Harcourt Hill in Eltham, otherwise known as ‘the Hill’. This undulating and densely vegetated terrain situated north of Bridge St and west of Diamond Creek first experienced intense development after World War II.

However, this year’s Etham Mudbrick Tour will showcase unique homes constructed more recently between 1987 and 2001: two built by Michael Young, one designed by Trevor Weichmann, and another built by Bill Barrington with an extension designed by Lynnsay Prunotto. The latter’s garden features the work of native landscaper Sam Cox.

Our Sponsors

We very gratefully acknowledge our major sponsor Nillumbik Shire Council and Montsalvat Trust as key supporters of the tour, and our 2017 gold sponsors: ADMA Group, Morrison Kleeman and the Nillumbik Mudbrick Association.

We would like to thank our 2017 silver and bronze sponsors for providing their valuable support and contributions to this year’s event… those who continue to support the tour and those who have jumped on board !

Please give them support as they support us.

Gold Sponsors

ADMA Group

Nillumbik Mudbrick Association

Morrison Kleeman Real Estate

Silver Sponsors

DB Architects

DB Architects-a boutique Melbourne-based practice

Eltham Home Timber and Hardware


Grimes and Sons

Lume Architecture

Michael R Young



Urban Salvage

Urban Salvage-Recycle timbers salvaged from the urban landscape.

Bronze Sponsors

  • ACE Contractors | (03) 9431 3944
  • Commonwealth Bank Eltham | (03) 9439 3222
  • Doug Hails | 0408 543 167
  • Furnlac (Australia) Pty Ltd | 03 9431 4424
  • GN & AJ Scott Builders | 0418 103 193
  • Golden Cypress | 0408 372 600
  • Grimes & Sons | 03 9437 0733
  • Indigenous Design Environmental & Landscaping Consultants | 03 9437 0555
  • Lume Architecture | 03 9431 5717
  • Recycled Timber Specialists | 0438 792 164
  • Rinet IT | 0427 057 260
  • Russell Lockwood | 0407 097 995
  • SLOCUM Floorcoverings | 03 9439 6066
  • Specialist Termite Control | 1300 695 949
  • The Salvage Yard | 0435 500 112
  • W & G Frith Plumbing | 0418 333 054
  • Walkers Wheels – The Monty Bike Shop | (03) 9432 2113

Event Partners

We would like to thank our loyal and committed event partners for their efforts in making this year’s tour happen:

Eltham High School