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.
Behind the pillars
Ten things you may not know about Victoria's Parliament. View our feature.
Today In Parliament
Today is a sitting day
Today in the Legislative Assembly
Bills for completion this week
Fair Work (Commonwealth Powers) Amendment Bill 2018
Justice Legislation Amendment (Police and Other Matters) Bill 2019
Parliamentary Committees Amendment Bill 2019
Victorian Independent Remuneration Tribunal and Improving Parliamentary Standards Bill 2019
For detailed and up to date information visit Assembly Live.
Today in the Legislative Council
The Council starts sitting at 9.30 a.m. today and General Business takes precedence. Business likely to be debated:
- Notice of Motion No. 22 given by Mr Davis in relation to the production of certain documents relating to Toorak Road, Kooyong Level Crossing Removal Project;
- Notice of Motion No. 29 given by Mr Davis in relation to the production of certain documents relating to the West Gate Tunnel Project;
- Notice of Motion No. 14 given by Mr Bourman referring a matter to the Legal and Social Issues Committee relating to non-lethal self-defence;
- Notice of Motion No. 18 given by Mr Davis in relation to a reference to the Economy and Infrastructure Committee relating to the impact of taxi legislation; and
- Notice of Motion No. 33 given by Mr Davis providing references to certain joint committees.
Please note, the above is a guide only and is subject to change.
The Council Minutes are progressively published over the sitting day.
See these proof minutes for the most up-to-date account of the sitting day so far.
Inquiry into the external oversight of police corruption and misconduct in Victoria - Report tabledThe IBAC Committee has recommended significant improvements to the police complaints and oversight system in a major report tabled in Parliament. With responsibility for overseeing the work of the Independent Broad-based Anti corruption Commission, the Committee has made 69 recommendations to... Read more
Inquiry into Career Advice Activities in Victorian Schools - Report tabledCareer development in Victorian schools is not meeting the needs of students according to the Economic, Education, Jobs and Skills Committee, which tabled its report on career advice activities in Victorian schools. The Committee found there was a large degree... Read more
Inquiry into VicRoads' Management of Country Roads - Report tabledAn interim report tabled into VicRoads' management of country roads recommended that the inquiry be referred to an appropriate committee in the next Parliament for full investigation with the current Parliament concluding soon for the State election. 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.
Commemorating the 2009 Victorian Bushfires
On the 10 Year Anniversary of the 2009 Victorian Bushfires, the flags on Parliament House are being flown at half-mast.Read more
59th Parliament officially opened
The Governor of Victoria, the Honourable Linda Dessau AC, has officially opened Victoria’s 59th Parliament.Read more
Presiding Officers elected for 59th Parliament
Colin Brooks has been elected Speaker of the Legislative Assembly and Shaun Leane has been elected President of the Legislative Council for the 59th Parliament.Read more
Program for opening of 59th Parliament
Traditions and procedure will feature at the official opening of Victoria’s 59th Parliament on Wednesday 19 December 2018.Read more
Parliament House restoration in virtual reality
Four virtual reality tours have been created of the historic restoration works at Parliament House.Read more
59th Parliament to be opened on 19 December
Victoria’s 59th Parliament will be officially opened by the Governor of Victoria, the Hon Linda Dessau AC on Wednesday 19 December 2018.Read more
New book explores a paradoxical life
George William Rusden, a fascinating figure of Victoria’s colonial past, is celebrated in a new book.Read more
On This Day
The Hon. Sir Raymond William Garrett became Victoria's 12th President of the Legislative Council.