Government Buildings in Melbourne

Government Buildings in Melbourne, Australia

Government Buildings in Melbourne

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  • Jeffry b
    Essendon, Australia10,473 contributions
    The Parliament of Victoria is listed on the Victorian Heritage Register. It is known as one of Australia's great Victorian-era heritage buildings. Strangely enough, although construction began in 1855, it has never been completed. The Legislative Assembly has a green colour scheme, while in the rococo Legislative Council, red predominates. The Parliament of Victoria hosted the Commonwealth Parliament from 1901 until 1927, until the "temporary" Parliament House in Canberra was completed. The Parliament of Victoria is open for inspection on non-sitting weeks, Monday to Friday. Tours are free
    Written 7 April 2022
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  • Jeffry b
    Essendon, Australia10,473 contributions
    The Town Hall lies at the heart of Melbourne's civic culture. It dates from the latter half of the 19th century, when Melbourne was Marvellous. Amongst its many features, are the Visitor's Centre. The City Gallery hosts rotating exhibitions relating to Melbourne. The Town Hall has always been a centre for the perfoming arts; now it's a favourite venue for the annual Melbourne International Comedy Festival. Whether you can gain entrance to the main hall depends on what functions are in progress.
    Written 10 May 2022
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  • Jeffry b
    Essendon, Australia10,473 contributions
    Government House is the office and residence of the Governor of Victoria. It is a Regency style building, which replaced the pre-fabricated house erected when La Trobe was Lieutenant Governor. As the seat of government, Government House has always played an important symbolic role in the government of Victoria, although legally its role in the day-to-day government is restricted to giving advice and signing legislation.
    Written 1 October 2021
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  • Jeffry b
    Essendon, Australia10,473 contributions
    The Supreme Court of Victoria safeguards and maintains the Rule of Law, to ensure equal justice for all. The sculptures at the entrance of the Suprme Court resemble lamps, shining the light of truth and justice on all who enter, The Court is located at 210 William St, it's an imposing building. Anyone is free to enter.
    Written 16 April 2022
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  • C...
    Seymour, Australia41,233 contributions
    In 1957, the County Court was established in the city of Melbourne as a single court for the State of Victoria. The jurisdiction of the County Court was expanded in 1968 to include criminal matters in addition to civil cases. It's a rather exciting and imposing place to be at.

    A new County Court building, designed by SKM and Lyons Architects (Daryl Jackson), was opened on the corner of Lonsdale and William Streets on 31 May, 2002. With 54 courtrooms, the County Court building is Victoria’s busiest trial court. This is a beautiful piece of modern architecture.
    Written 5 February 2020
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  • nerrida p
    Melbourne, Australia1 contribution
    I have read a lot about the proceedings in this court. My great grandfather Philip Blashki was its first Chairman. (Short white-haired man in middle front row in photo of the Opening Day).
    My thoughts about the life and times swept me away and I will have to write another report about the architecture,
    A wonderful outing to do with your grandchildren,
    Written 12 April 2021
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  • Peter M
    Melbourne, Australia954 contributions
    this is the only remaining intact 1800' s police station in inner Melbourne. It comprised of a cell block and watch house, police barracks and station, sergeant's quarters and marshalling yard. The main barracks were built in 1888-1889. It is constructed of face red brick on bluestone footings with Waurn Ponds limestone dressings. It is Gothic style. It is on the Victorian Heritage Register and is National Trust classified. It is now the Royal Melbourne Hotel but still has the cell blocks
    Written 26 April 2020
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  • Jeffry b
    Essendon, Australia10,473 contributions
    The name "City of Melbourne Building' is a misnomer, as it had nothing to do with the local government area; instead, it was erected by the City of Melbourne Building Society, dating from 1888, The Building Society did not survive the Crash of the 1890s. The Building Society was chaired by Alfred Deakin, who was to become Prime Minister of Australia. This fine old building, like many other classic buildings in the City, has been neglected in recent years, even though it is on the Victorian Heritage Register and is National Trust listed. It is on the corner of Elizabeth St and Little Collins. Some of these wonderful old buildings, such as the Brash's Building, are being returned to active life.
    Written 27 June 2021
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  • Glenn Harbeck
    Melbourne, Australia104 contributions
    What history many many stories., many Hardened criminals, was very tough being in there. Cold dark tough sleeping conditions and ordinary food. Changed in later years with McDonalds on the menu. Oh oh what a closing with Jail House Rock being played...
    Written 1 July 2020
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  • platypus150
    Melbourne, Australia24,684 contributions
    This is worth a visit just for its unusual design. dating back to 1877, this cast iron drinking fountain was presented to the citizens of the Town of Hotham. It was designed by Walter McFarlane. I do like the Kangaroo featured in the centre.
    Written 24 February 2022
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  • Jeffry b
    Essendon, Australia10,473 contributions
    Kensington Town Hall is walking distance from Newmarket Railway Station. The Town Hall has been newly renovated. The YMCA administer the Hall on behalf of the City of Melbourne. It is available for a wide variety of activities, including functions and seminars. The Town Hall dates from the Federation Period'
    Written 3 March 2022
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  • platypus150
    Melbourne, Australia24,684 contributions
    Built in the boom period of 1889/90 it offers a number of different architectural styles to enjoy. It really has something for everyone and is still a functioning post office.
    Written 4 November 2020
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  • platypus150
    Melbourne, Australia24,684 contributions
    It really does stand out, the round arched door frame with the timber door within it. It is obviously a fire station from the 1890s. Now repurposed as a residence it is worth looking at as you walk this historic street to see the old Court House and Post Office.
    Written 4 November 2020
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  • platypus150
    Melbourne, Australia24,684 contributions
    Dating back to the 1890s and on a triangular block, the old Court House has some interesting architectural features. It is constructed of red brick building and has a round domed tower, a slate roof, and a round church style window.
    Written 4 November 2020
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  • platypus150
    Melbourne, Australia24,684 contributions
    Built in a neo-Gothic polychrome brick scheme, this post office is still in use for that purpose. Completed in 1889, it was built in this style as a suburban post office to be in keeping with the neighbourhood houses that surround it.
    Written 23 March 2020
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