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Designing the Parliament
House Annexe

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.

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Landmark Companion

Landmark Companion
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
Question time
Formal business
Members' statements
Government business

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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.

Notice paper (agenda)

The Council starts sitting at 12.00 noon
Question Time
Formal business
Members' statements
Government business



Inquiry into Responses to Historical Forced Adoptions in Victoria - Have your say

The 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 say

The 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 say

The 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

Stone restoration

Find out more about our projects to restore and renew Parliament House

Temporary restrictions on entry to Parliament House

Latest News & Events


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Milestone for meals initiative during COVID-19

Kitchens Apr FB2 2More than 100,000 meals have been prepared in the Parliament’s kitchens for vulnerable community members during COVID-19.

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Speaker launches 'Ask an MP'

AskMP2A new online education experience connecting MPs with students has been trialled by Speaker Colin Brooks.

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Thank you to Victoria's frontline workers

Sign news1A special message of thanks to all of Victoria’s frontline workers during COVID-19 has been installed at Parliament House.

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Candlelight at dawn for Anzac Day

ANZAC 2Personal tributes by candlelight replaced public gatherings for Anzac Day this year in the midst of the COVID-19 emergency.

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Tributes for Victoria Police Officers

Police wreaths 3aParliament has paid tribute to four Victoria Police Officers tragically killed on 22 April 2020 in a vehicle collision on the Eastern Freeway.

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Governor's virtual visit to Parliament

Governor vt1aThe first ever virtual visit by the Governor of Victoria has been conducted at the Parliament House kitchens.

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Parliament's kitchens prepare meals for vulnerable

Kitchens2The 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.

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On This Day

Tuesday, 2 June 1846

The first issue of the Melbourne Argus was published, edited by William Kerr.