2012 Regional Sittings
On 6 September 2012 the Parliament met in regional Victoria.
What is regional sitting?
A regional sitting is a meeting of the Parliament of Victoria outside of Melbourne. The Legislative Council and the Legislative Assembly meet separately, each in a different regional centre. The purpose of regional sittings is to give people the opportunity to see their elected representatives at work and to learn about the processes of Parliament.
In order to provide visitors with an accurate indication of what normally occurs when Parliament sits, the proceedings at regional sittings are designed to reflect, as much as possible, a typical sitting day.
Past Regional Sittings
The first regional sittings were on 16 August 2001 when the Legislative Council sat in Ballarat and the Legislative Assembly in Bendigo. These were the Parliament of Victoria's first sittings outside of Melbourne and were the first meetings of any Australasian legislature outside of a capital city.
6 September 2012 - Bendigo
15-16 October 2008 - Lakes Entrance
17 November 2005 - Colac
20 October 2002 - Benalla Town Hall
16 August 2001 - Ballarat Town Hall
6 September 2012 - Ballarat
15 October 2008 - Churchill
17 November 2005 - Geelong
16 August 2001 - Bendigo Town Hall
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