Visit Parliament

Parliament House is open to the public throughout the year.

See Parliament in action

When Parliament is sitting, visitors are welcome to come in and see Parliament in action. The Legislative Council and the Legislative Assembly (the Houses) both have public galleries, which are open whenever the House is sitting.

Check the Calendar for the dates when Parliament is sitting.

To see what happens on a sitting day see the sitting day schedule for the Legislative Council and the Legislative Assembly.

Security

Visitors to Parliament House are required to pass through a security checkpoint before entering the building. This involves a walk through scanner and baggage scanning. Visitors with pace makers should ask to be scanned using the hand held scanners.

Bags must be left at reception when taking part in a tour or sitting in the public galleries.

Facilities

Audio loops are available in the Chambers. These can be used in conjunction with hearing aids.

Disabled access is through the rear door at Parliament House (enter via McArthur Street). Disabled toilets are located on the ground and first floors. First Aid assistance is available.

Baby change and feeding room

Located on the second floor on the Legislative Assembly side. Facilities include comfortable chairs, change table, basin hot and cold water, a fridge and a microwave.

Public tours

Public tours of Parliament are conducted on days when Parliament is not sitting. There is no need to book for groups of less than 6 people. Public tours take place at 9.30 am, 10.30 am, 11.30 am, 1.30 pm, 2.30 pm and 3.45 pm Monday to Friday from the Vestibule.
More information and bookings

School tours and role plays

Parliament house offers a range of activities for students at primary, secondary, tertiary and adult education levels.
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Events

Come and participate in the events held by the Parliament of Victoria over the course of the year.
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Function venues and restaurant

The historic building of Parliament House offers an extensive range of function rooms for your next event and a unique a la carte public restaurant.
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Location

Parliament House
Spring Street
East Melbourne Victoria 3002

Phone: (+61 3) 9651 8911
Fax: (+61 3) 9654 5284
Email: info@parliament.vic.gov.au

Google Map of location of Parliament House

Last Updated on Thursday, 02 January 2014