Parliament of Victoria News alerts
The Deakin Oration 2017
Professor Tony Wong on water sensitive cities and sustainable urban design.
Behind the Pillars
Ten things you may not know about Victoria's Parliament House.
Today In Parliament
Today is a sitting day
Today in the Legislative Council
The Council starts sitting at 12.00 p.m. today and Government Business takes precedence.
Business likely to be debated:
- Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2017
Please note, the above is a guide only and is subject to change.
Inquiry into Electric Vehicles - Have your sayPublic submissions can now be made for the parliamentary inquiry into the Economy and Infrastructure Committee's inquiry into electric vehicles. The inquiry will examine the potential pros and cons, manufacturing and applicability... Read more
Inquiry into Penalty Rates and Fair Pay - Have your sayThe Penalty Rates and Fair Pay Select Committee is investigating the economic and social impact and cost of the Fair Work Commission’s recent decision to cut penalty rates to categories of Victorian workers. The Committee is also examining possible... Read more
Inquiry into Career Advice Activities in Victorian Schools - Have your sayA new parliamentary inquiry exploring ways to improve career advice for school students is inviting input from the community. Public submissions to the Economic, Education, Jobs and Skills Committee’s inquiry into career advice activities in Victoria are open until... 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.
Parliament House in the 21st Century
Watch as the new addition to Parliament House takes shape
Find out more about our projects to restore and renew Parliament House
There are no tours today as today is a sitting day.
Watch live coverage of parliamentary proceedings.
Appreciation for multicultural media
Multicultural media representatives have been thanked for their contribution to Victoria’s vibrant community.Read more
2018 sitting dates
The Victorian Parliament’s 2018 sitting dates are now available, with Tuesday 6 February to be the first sitting day next year.Read more
New MLC sworn in
Dr Samantha Ratnam was today sworn in as the newest Member of the Legislative Council, representing the Northern Metropolitan Region.Read more
Victorian Parliament makes White Ribbon history
The Victorian Parliament has made White Ribbon history by becoming the first parliament in the world to achieve White Ribbon Workplace Accreditation.Read more
Historic appointment for Legislative Assembly
Bridget Noonan has been appointed the new Clerk of the Victorian Legislative Assembly.Read more
Parliament Prize awarded to Victorian students
Six Victorian students have won awards in The Parliament Prize for 2017, presented at Parliament House.Read more
Deakin thinkers work on youth blueprint
The Victorian Parliament has launched into a more youthful future this week with the help of students from Deakin University.Read more
On This Day
Members of the first Parliament of Victoria sworn in. Sir Frederick Palmer sworn in as Victoria's first President; Sir Francis Murphy as Victoria's first Speaker.