Coming from Victoria, a relatively young State, I am always amazed by Sydney's age, The Parliament of New South Wales derives from the Rum Hospital, which later became the seat of government for NSW. In 1856, NSW was granted responsible government. The Parliament of NSW looks so colonial. It is not majestic, just authentically Australian. The Chambers are relatively small. As is customary, the Legislative Assembly is green and the Council red. If the Parliament is not sitting, you may be able to take a tour.