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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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"free tour"
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"legislative assembly"
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"beautiful building"
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"open house"
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"lower house"
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"gold leaf"
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"high tea"
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"council chamber"
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"minute tour"
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"guided tour"
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"government buildings"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great tour of the Parliament house. Very organized and efficient but that means a lot of waiting as well. Interesting guide though and the rooms were just beautiful with the 24K gold trim in the chambers and throughout the building. Beautiful ceilings, walls and chandeliers....More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

As I am into politics I did like going to parliament and watching question time I also used to work near there and sit in the gardens

Thank Nick F
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you're a lover of history and quality food, you'll enjoy the experience of high tea at Parliament House, one of Melbourne’s best known landmarks. The building is situated at the intersection of Spring and Bourke streets, at the highest part of Melbourne. The frontage...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really nice building to look at from the inside and outside. The size of it is impressive and there are free tours which are great too! Very informative and our guide Simon was fantastic!! Great sense of humor :)

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did a tour as part of open house Melbourne. The building is beautiful and the tour was a good mix of history, politics and architecture. Our tour guide Simon was very well informed and was able to keep the audience captive. He was also...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was thrilled today to have the opportunity to tour the parliament building, to see the chairs which the premier and house speaker sit. The guide who called himself Simon (see attached photo) knew a lot of details in the parliament. He presented with confidence...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting and informative tour around a building most don't get to see. If you're lucky enough to have Simon as tour guide you'll have a great experience.

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Reviewed 10 July 2018

Well worth a visit. The building is beautiful and I especially enjoyed hearing about the History of the Parliament . Our guide was absolutely fantastic ...

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Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

Really good tour with kids. The steps make a good photo too! (The trouble is getting the kids off the steps!!)

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Reviewed 3 June 2018

I did a guided tour of the building and it was absolutely fascinating, learned a lot about the system of government with a great guide

Thank Pam R
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From front street level (facing the tram tracks), are mainly steps & pillars with Victorian lights . Parliament house is user friendly also to "not so convenient" visitors, believe me, the government is really thoughtful... More
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