Visit Parliament

Public tours

Public tours are available Monday to Friday on non-sitting weeks.

Tours run for 45 minutes and are free of charge. 

Public tours start at the following times - 9.30am, 11.00am, 1.00pm, 2.30pm and 4.00pm.

Numbers are limited to 20 people per tour.

The building is not open on weekends.

Check the Calendar for the dates when Parliament is sitting.

To see what happens on a sitting day see the sitting day schedule for the Legislative Council and the Legislative Assembly.


Visitors to Parliament House are required to pass through a security checkpoint before entering the building. This involves a walk through scanner and baggage scanning. Visitors with pace makers should ask to be scanned using the hand held scanners.

Bags must be left at reception when taking part in a tour or sitting in the public galleries.

Disability access and inclusion

People with a mobility or physical disability can access Parliament House through the rear entrance (enter via McArthur Street). 

Accessible toilets are located on the ground and first floors. 

Audio loops are available in the Chambers. These can be used in conjunction with hearing aids.

A courtesy wheelchair is available for visitors attending tours. Please note that we are unable to provide staff to push wheelchairs.

For any enquiries regarding disability access and inclusion please email

Access Map Final

Baby change and feeding room

Located on the second floor on the Legislative Assembly side. Facilities include comfortable chairs, change table, basin hot and cold water, a fridge and a microwave.

School tours and role plays
Parliament house offers a range of activities for students at primary, secondary, tertiary and adult education levels.
More information and bookings


Come and participate in the events held by the Parliament of Victoria over the course of the year.
More information and bookings

Function venues and restaurant

The historic building of Parliament House offers an extensive range of function rooms for your next event and a unique a la carte public restaurant.
More information and bookings


Parliament House
Spring Street
East Melbourne Victoria 3002

Phone: (+61 3) 9651 8911
Fax: (+61 3) 9654 5284

Google Map of location of Parliament House