School tour of Parliament House

Victoria’s Parliament House is one of Australia’s oldest and most architecturally distinguished public buildings.

Our Tours & Outreach Officers will guide your students around historically significant Parliament House while touching on key points from the Victorian Curriculum.

You can book multiple sessions.

Please note, access to our Legislative Chambers and Parliamentary Library is subject to the availability of those spaces.


Program details

Cost Free
Year level 5—12
Group size 6—30 students per session
Duration 50 minutes
Availability Monday—Friday, 9:00 am—4:00 pm

 

Book your visit

Our bookings open six months in advance during the last week of each month.

We do not take booking online.

You can send a booking request to:

tours@parliament.vic.gov.au

In your booking request, please include the following information:

Selected program School tour of Parliament House
Selected date/s   
Selected time/s  
Number of students per time slot   
Class year level  
School name and address  
Contact number for the booking  


You can click the button below and select Group/School tour of Parliament House to find our available dates and times.

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Enquiries

Our commitment to child safety

For more information on our child safe policy, please click the button below.

Child safe policy

Details


Contact

To discuss your school's needs, contact our Tours and Customer Service Unit.

Phone: (03) 9651 8568
Email: tours@parliament.vic.gov.au

Address

Parliament House
Spring Street
East Melbourne Victoria 3002

Getting here


Tours depart from the Vestibule, located inside the main building entrance on Spring Street.

Public transport

By train: exit Parliament station at Bourke Street.

By tram:

  • route 35 – stop 0 (Spring St/ Bourke St)
  • routes 86, 96 – stop 9 (Bourke St/Spring St).

Parking/bus drop-off

There is no public parking at Parliament House.

There is a bus drop off area on Spring Street.

Security


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 pacemakers should ask to be scanned using handheld scanners.

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

Items you cannot bring to Parliament

The following items are not permitted at Parliament:

  • weapons
  • any types of blades (e.g. Swiss army knives, lock knives, eating utensils), hooks, scissors and other sharps
  • liquids over 100ml and glass bottles (except water)
  • any alcohol
  • 'selfie' camera sticks and camera tripods
  • chains and padlocks
  • voice recorders, two-way radios and speakers
  • handcuffs
  • any tools (e.g. screwdrivers, multi-tools, bike tools, measuring tapes, metal rulers)
  • helmets (e.g. bicycle and motorcycle)
  • whistles
  • permanent markers
  • aerosols
  • jet lighters
  • long umbrellas
  • balls and balloons
  • signs or placards
  • studded belts.

Any of the above items will be held by security for the duration of your visit. They will be returned when you leave or may be confiscated permanently in some cases.

 

More information

If you have any accessibility needs or concerns with security screening, please email security.team@parliament.vic.gov.au or call us on (03) 8682 2980 ahead of time so we can accommodate your visit.

Accessibility


Accessible entrance

People with a mobility or physical disability can access Parliament House through the side entrance on Spring street or the rear entrance on Macarthur Street.

Map

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Accessible toilet

Accessible toilets are located on the ground level and level one.

Audio loop

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

Contact

For any enquiries regarding disability access and inclusion please email disabilityaccess@parliament.vic.gov.au

Social stories

Two social stories are available to accompany a visit to Parliament House. These have been designed for visitors who are neurodiverse who may like to read them in preparation for their visit. One is intended for readers of all ages, the other focuses on the experience of a school visit to parliament house.