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(1) Photograph of a room with red velvet seats in a U-shaped formation.
(2) Photograph of a room with green leather seats in a U-shaped formation.
(3) Photograph of a four adults and one child looking at a colourful titled floor
(4) Photograph of a large room with high cream walls with four paintings hanging on the wall. The room has red carpet and a statue of Queen Victoria in the centre. There is a mezzanine at the far end of the room with two large framed paintings on it. There are windows around the top of the room with a large chandelier in the centre of the ceiling. 
(5) Photograph of the inside of a two level library with large internal columns and shelves of books with colourful spines.

Parliament House

John George Knight, Peter Kerr 1855


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

Guided tours will allow visitors to learn about the historic Parliament House building and the role of Parliament in debating issues and passing laws. Visitors will move through the Legislative Chambers to learn about the Westminster style of government, explore the grand Queen’s Hall, and discover the Parliamentary Library.

Images: (1) Legislative Council. (2) Legislative Assembly. (3) Vestibule. (4) Queen's Hall. (5) Parliamentary library. All photos: courtesy of Parliament of Victoria.

Important Details

Time & Date

Saturday 29 + Sunday 30 July
Tours running every half hour starting at 10am. Last tour departs at 3.30pm
Running for 30 minutes in groups of 30
Bookings required
First release tickets: Thursday 6 July, 12pm
Second release tickets: Saturday 8 July, 10am

Meet at the front entrance to Parliament House via the steps on Spring Street. Participants with a mobility or physical disability can access Parliament House through the side entrance on Spring Street to the right of the main building, directly opposite the Windsor Hotel.
All visitors will be required to pass through a security checkpoint (walk-through scanner and bag screening) before entering the building. Visitors with pacemakers should ask to be scanned using handheld scanners.
All visitors will need to present one of the following forms of identification:
driver's licence, learner's permit, proof of age card, passport, Australian birth certificate or Australian citizenship certificate.


Accessible bathroom, Accessible parking nearby, Elevator access, Fully wheelchair accessible


All Ages


Spring Street, East Melbourne VIC 3002

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