Hansard volumes now available

Parliament of Victoria is pleased to announce that a full set of the reports of parliamentary debates (Hansard) from 1856 to date is now available electronically. The reports are accessible on the Parliament of Victoria web site, with full text searching capability.

Parliament of Victoria began reporting parliamentary debates in 1866 at the beginning of the first session of the Fifth Parliament. Bound printed copies of the reports have been archived by Parliament since that time, as have reports of the first decade of debates, which were published by the Argus newspaper.

Hansard has been available in electronic form since 1999. Reports for the period 1856 to 1999 are now also available for download.

To search Victorian Hansard, visit the Hansard page


Online Incursions - Webex

Parliament of Victoria now offers the option of connecting with your class digitally via Webex with our new Online Incursion program for Year 5 and 6 students.

A Tours and Outreach Officer will connect with your classroom for a 30 minute session about the process of making a law in Victoria.

Online Incursions are available at 9.30am , 10.30am, 11.30am and 12.30pm starting Tuesday 9 June

To check for available times see  Online Incursion Availability and then send an email to to make a booking with the following information

  • Date/Time
  • Name of school contact, their email and mobile number
  • Year Level
  • Number of Students

Please note that Online Incursions will be available to Secondary school students at a later date.

Professional Development


Parliament in Practice

A professional development seminar in the Parliamentary Chambers for public servants who have a direct interest in the Victorian Parliament.

WHEN: Tuesday 10 October 2017 9.00 am – 4.30 pm
WHERE: Parliament House, East Melbourne
COST: $250

The seminar content is designed for those who assist in preparing legislation, responding to parliamentary questions, preparing information for parliamentary committee inquiries or who have a desire to increase their knowledge of parliamentary government for professional advancement within the public service.

The seminar will be presented in the two Chambers, providing practical information on how the Parliament performs its legislative, representative and scrutiny functions and implications of these functions for government departments.

Presenters will include senior parliamentary officers, the Office of Chief Parliamentary Counsel and a panel of Members of Parliament. Places are limited to 50 participants, register now to avoid disappointment.

Download the registration form

For further information
contact Voula Andritsos on 8682 2619
or email:



Art tours

The Parliament of Victoria has an extensive art collection, collated over time from when Parliament House first opened in 1856. The highlights of this unique collection include portraits of former premiers of Victoria, the first woman elected to Parliament at a general election, Queen Victoria, Prince Albert and a gallery of Indigenous art.

The Parliament House Art Tour caters for members of the public with an interest in art and the history of Victoria. Your visit will last about 90 minutes and includes a short presentation and a complementary booklet which catalogues the collection. 

Art Tours will run on the following dates in 2020 starting at 2pm

Monday 10 August 2020

Monday 7 September 2020

Monday 5 October 2020

Monday 2 November 2020

Monday 7 December 2020

Bookings are Essential

To check for available tour dates see the Booking Availability.

Places are strictly limited so if you would like to attend you must book in advance. Schools or tertiary classes that would like to attend may be accommodated at other times to fit their schedules.

To book, call the Tours Office on (03) 9651 8568 or e-mail

The art tour is free of charge.

Photography is permitted on all tours.