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Parliament House of Victoria

Spring Street, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
+61 3 9651 8911
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Victoria's Parliament House is one of Australia's oldest and most architecturally distinguished public buildings. It is a working State Parliament, and is also the building where Australia's first Federal Parliament met from 1901 until 1927. Free guided tours are provided on non-sitting days, Monday to Friday, at 9:30am, 10:30am, 11:30am, 1:30pm, 2:30pm and 3:45pm. (Tours for groups of 6 or more are also free, but must be booked in advance) The public galleries in both chambers are open on sitting days for visitors who wish to see Parliament in action. Visitors can book for High Tea or Lunch in Stranger's Corridor during non-sitting weeks.
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Spring Street, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I took some overseas guest on the tour and it was well worth it. I highly encourage everyone to take this tour. The history in the building is fascinating. Such a beautiful building and well worth taking the time to learn the history and enjoy...More

Thank Linda H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

They have tours every 30 mins on non-sitting days. Very informative guide. Pictures allowed. The fine architecture and exquisite paint, carvings and costly gilding and chandeliers are exceedingly beautiful! 6-7 million dollars worth of gold leaf in legislative assembly and $750,000 waterford chandeliers. Very palatial...More

Thank FoodieTravellerMCR
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really interesting tour, an such an amazing and beautiful building. We hadn't planned to go but had an hour to fill in before we left for the airport. The tour includes both houses of parliament and the library and takes about 45 minutes.

Thank KelvinSchick
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Parliament of Victoria is housed in one the world's best-preserved Victorian-era buildings. It is a monument to the vision and craftsmanship of our forefathers. The red rococo Legislative Council chamber has few equals anywhere. Regular tours are held for the public through the Parliament,...More

1  Thank Jeffry B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Parliament House in Melbourne was constructed between 1855 and 1929 and is located on Spring Street in East Melbourne, Victoria. It has served as both the seat of the Parliament of Victoria and as the seat of the Federal Parliament of Australia in the...More

Thank Aryan2007
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A marriage photography was taking place just the day before, along Parliament house its sloping Steps. It was a Happy occasion. The next day as we rode by, about 200 people were carrying placards that reads "give us Residents our rights" Protesting. A lone speaker...More

Thank Texan C
Reviewed 24 May 2017

They have 2 guards ]armed] on the steps guarding it. This building was amazing with the architecture in the Chamber. The photo I have added doesn't do it justice. Tours need to be booked. After the Tour we then had " High Tea" in the...More

Thank Trisha826
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

In the house where my grandmother's cousin served as Premier, Sir Henry Bolte, head of state in the 1960's I feel quite at home. I am the product of Gold Mining, Education both foreign and domestic, Hospitality, Languages, Entertainment, and Farming. A golden girl in...More

Thank josselynkmichelle
Reviewed 19 May 2017

We were initially turned away and summarily dismissed by the door security upon our first visit, we through caution to the wind and decided to return. This go-round, the security manning the door (a different person) was very welcoming. Guided tours are conducted during days...More

Thank dallas and dan M
Reviewed 10 May 2017

You can easily get to the Parliament House, it's right by the edge of the free tram zone, and walking distance from the city. It's a very nice buillding, and there are guided tours twice a day, they're not expensive and you can learn a...More

Thank Paloma F
Locals know that Chinatown is the tried and true place
to eat before hitting the nightclub scene. The place
simply buzzes, and the well-preserved buildings exude
a sense of Imperial China stemming from immigration
over a century ago. In restaurant after restaurant on
Little Bourke Street, you'll find delicious dishes
such as sizzling honeyed prawns, and value for your
money. Stately matrons oversee family kitchens serving
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