Designing the Parliament
The new Annexe for Victoria's Parliament House was officially opened on 8 August 2018. Architect Peter Elliott shares his insights into the building that he designed with his team at Peter Elliott Architecture + Urban Design.
Heritage assets and contemporary design sit side by side in the latest instalment of a Melbourne landmark’s evolution, writes Ray Edgar in our latest feature story.
Today In Parliament
Today is a sitting day
Today in the Legislative Assembly
The sitting starts at 12.00 noon
Today in the Legislative Council
This date might change if the Council needs to sit sooner or if the sitting needs to be delayed on the basis of health advice.
The Council starts sitting at 12.00 noon
Inquiry into Responses to Historical Forced Adoptions in Victoria - Have your sayThe Legislative Assembly Legal and Social Issues Committee is accepting submissions to its Inquiry into responses to historical forced adoptions in Victoria. Submissions close on 26 June 2020. Read more
Inquiry into Ecosystem Decline in Victoria - Have your sayThe Legislative Council Environment and Planning Committee is accepting submissions to its Inquiry into ecosystem decline in Victoria. Submissions close on 31 July 2020. Read more
Inquiry into the Use of Cannabis in Victoria - Have your sayThe Legislative Council Legal and Social Issues Committee is accepting submissions to its Inquiry into the use of cannabis in Victoria. Submissions close on 31 August 2020. 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.
Restoration and renewal projects
Find out more about our projects to restore and renew Parliament House
Latest News & Events
There are no tours today as today is a sitting day.
Watch live coverage of parliamentary proceedings.
Milestone for meals initiative during COVID-19
More than 100,000 meals have been prepared in the Parliament’s kitchens for vulnerable community members during COVID-19.Read more
Speaker launches 'Ask an MP'
A new online education experience connecting MPs with students has been trialled by Speaker Colin Brooks.Read more
Thank you to Victoria's frontline workers
A special message of thanks to all of Victoria’s frontline workers during COVID-19 has been installed at Parliament House.Read more
Candlelight at dawn for Anzac Day
Personal tributes by candlelight replaced public gatherings for Anzac Day this year in the midst of the COVID-19 emergency.Read more
Tributes for Victoria Police Officers
Parliament has paid tribute to four Victoria Police Officers tragically killed on 22 April 2020 in a vehicle collision on the Eastern Freeway.Read more
Governor's virtual visit to Parliament
The first ever virtual visit by the Governor of Victoria has been conducted at the Parliament House kitchens.Read more
Parliament's kitchens prepare meals for vulnerable
The Victorian Parliament’s Presiding Officers have today announced that the kitchens at Parliament House will be used to help prepare meals for vulnerable community members.Read more
On This Day
The first issue of the Melbourne Argus was published, edited by William Kerr.