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Inquiry into Rate Capping Policy - Report tabled

The Environment and Planning Committee has presented the third report on its ongoing inquiry into the Victorian Government’s rate capping policy. The report has two recommendations on the Fair Go Rates System and the rate cap variation process.   Read more

Inquiry into End of Life Choices - Government response

The Government response to the Legal and Social Issues Committee's report on end of life choices has been tabled in Parliament. Read more

Inquiry into the Domestic Animals Amendment (Puppy Farms and Pet Shops) Bill 2016 - Report tabled

The Economy and Infrastructure Committee has made 18 recommendations in its report on the Domestic Animals Amendment (Puppy Farms and Pet Shops Bill) 2016. Follow the link to read the report. Read more

School and Booked Tours

The Parliament of Victoria offers a range of activities for students at primary, secondary, tertiary and adult education levels. These activities include tours, role plays and metropolitan school visits.

Large groups or organisations of 6 or more people are also encouraged to book one of our tours. To check the availability for each type of tour please click here.

Parliament House in the 21st Century

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 Parliament Extension

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Latest News & Events

Applications open for library fellowships

Library FellowshipScholars can now submit applications for a Victorian Parliamentary Library Fellowship in 2017.

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La Trobe and Swinburne interns graduate

2016 InternsA graduation ceremony has been held at Parliament House for the 2nd semester of the Victorian Parliamentary Internship Program.

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Call for submissions on youth justice centres

Youth JusticePublic submissions can now be made for the parliamentary inquiry into youth justice centres in Victoria.

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Campaigner urges men to help stop the violence

WhiteRibbon Breakfast 24Nov2016 NEWSTHUMBCo-founder of the White Ribbon Campaign, Michael Kaufman, has called for leadership and personal commitment from men to stop violence against women.

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Victorian Parliament turns 160

VicParl160This week the Victorian Parliament marks its 160th anniversary, having met for the first time on 21 November 1856.

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Hushed sounds echo through the House

Melbourne Music WeekA variety of Victorians artists have featured in two special Melbourne Music Week concerts inside Parliament House.

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The (young) people’s house

Live at the StepsAround 5000 young Victorians have helped to launch Melbourne Music Week at a concert held on the iconic steps of Parliament House.

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On This Day

Friday, 19 January, 1877

Construction of a great hall and vestibule in the Victorian Parliament commenced (it was completed in July 1879). The contract was awarded to George Cornwall and Company, JH Sutherland and James Moore, for a cost of 37,500 pounds.