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Sunday on Spring Street

Spend Sunday on Spring Street, the opening weekend of PHOTO 2022

Enjoy the opening weekend of PHOTO 2022 at Parliament House

Sunday 1 May 2022, 11am - 3pm

With artworks popping up all over Melbourne and regional Victoria in May, why not start your artistic adventures on Spring Street as we celebrate the opening weekend of the PHOTO 2022 International Festival of Photography here at Parliament House.

Grab a tasty treat and enjoy live music while you take in the stunning photographic installation by the award-winning Oculi Collective on the steps of Parliament House. These large-scale artworks will explore the ways that communities across our state come together for relaxation, enjoyment and connection, often in the face of uncertain times.

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Artwork from the Oculi CollectiveArtwork from the Oculi Collective

Images from the Oculi Collective's installation that will be featured on the steps of Parliament House during the PHOTO 2022 festival. Courtesy of the artists (clockwise): Alana Holmberg, Rachel Mounsey, James Bugg and Abigail Varney.

Book your gardens tour

Photographers, gardeners, and history-buffs alike are also invited to take a look behind the scenes at Parliament House Gardens in a series of special tours on Sunday 1 May.

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As you make your way along the winding paths of this Victorian-era gem, hear from our dedicated team of gardeners who continue to realise the grand vision of its designer, William Guilfoyle. And of course, there’ll be plenty of opportunity to capture the perfect photo of this unique heritage landscape tucked away in the heart of Melbourne.

These free tours will run for approximately 45 minutes and bookings are essential.





Book your Function or Event

Hosting your Function or Event

Parliament House, Melbourne has a range of venues to accommodate your function or event. From the warm and intimate surrounds of the Side Dining Room through to the grandeur of Queen’s Hall, Parliament House has a space that is perfect for every occasion. 


Our friendly and experienced team can assist you with all aspects of planning your special occasion.  From corporate seminars to lunchtime meetings, breakfasts and cocktail-style events – we offer a wide range of catering options showcasing the very best of Victorian produce.


For more information about our venues at Parliament House, please visit the Events website.

Submit an Online Booking Request

If you’d like to hold your event at Parliament House, first complete the Function and Event Booking Enquiries form.

Please note: Completion of the form does not guarantee your booking. Your event is not confirmed until Parliament’s events team has contacted you to finalise the details.

Alternatively, if you’d prefer to discuss your requirements, please send an email to and someone from our event bookings team will be in touch.