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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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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great interiors to look at. Library is beautiful. Great tour on how our parliament works, what each room is for. Really educational, thoroughly enjoyed

Thank Mytravel-7202
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Parliament House is architecturally significant and quite beautiful inside and definitely worth visiting. The free tour offered is very good and quite informative. Although a Melbournian I had never been through before and believe I may be one of many who are missing out on...More

Thank Oldjack
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited Parliament expecting to only see it from the outside and were delighted to learn that free daily tours are offered. We missed the last one our first day, but made sure to return the next and it was worth our doing so. This...More

Thank americamba2015
Reviewed 18 August 2017

I took a tour as part of Open House Melbourne 2017. Firstly the tour guide was excellent, very engaging & a great source of information. As it was a weekend & neither house was sitting we got access to all the main areas including both...More

Thank gobigsal
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

I went on an hour long tour of the building and was able to see both houses, the library, the gallery/entrance, and the new construction sight. The guide was very knowledgeable and allowed us time to take pictures.

Thank Maria F
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

This is a must do tour and not because it is free. To take a guided tour around such a grand building built during the time of the good rush with such an informative guide was truely superb. This is more than a step back...More

Thank Graeme R
Reviewed 14 July 2017

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 12 July 2017 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

1  Thank FoodieTravellerMCR
Reviewed 11 July 2017 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 1 July 2017

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
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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