Parliament House


Plans for Parliament House were drawn in 1855 with construction of the Legislative Assembly and Legislative Council Chambers completed in 1856. The Library was completed in 1861 and the Vestibule and Queen’s Hall in 1879. Ongoing works and maintenance supports its significance as the location of the State Parliament of Victoria and one of Melbourne’s most iconic buildings.

What's On

Join a guided tour led by professional guides from the Parliament. The Chambers, Queen’s Hall and the Parliamentary Library are included in the tour route.

Visitors to the Parliament of Victoria must provide their name and address, and present one of the following forms of identification:
– driver’s licence
– learner’s permit
– proof of age card
– passport
– Australian birth certificate
– Australian citizenship certificate.
Visitors are required to pass through a security checkpoint before entering the building. This involves a walk-through scanner and baggage scanning. Visitors with pacemakers – please ask to be scanned using handheld scanners.

Images: (1) Legislative Council Chamber. (2) Legislative Assembly Chamber. (3) Parliamentary Gardens. All images supplied.

Important Details

Time & Date

Sunday 31 July
Tours run every half hour, running for 45 minutes for up to 30 people.
Bookings required.

Please note tours for Saturday 30 July are no longer running.

Age Requirements

All Ages


Fully wheelchair accessible
Accessible bathroom


Spring Street, East Melbourne, 3002

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