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Parliament House of Victoria

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Victoria's Parliament House is one of Australia's oldest and most architecturally distinguished public buildings. It is a working State Parliament, and is also the building where Australia's first Federal Parliament met from 1901 until 1927. Free...more
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Spring Street, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
+61 3 9651 8911
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Reviewed 1 week ago

While having a few days in Melbourne we did the tour of Parliament House. It was really worth doing especially as it is a free tour. We did the 9am. tour , our guide was JIM , he was very good and filled us in...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank roy v
Reviewed 1 week ago

Melbourne was one of the world's richest cities when this magnificent building was constructed. The wealth came from gold. The Parliament, built in Palladian style, has been undergoing renovations recently. The chamber of the Legislative Assembly, or lower house, is decorated in a restrained green...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Jeffry B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

High tea is served while Parliament is not sitting, It is served in the long corridor, very elegant setting, Fine china, a glass of sparking wine or soft drink. Food was well presented. Warm mushroom tart, Finger sandwiches, Scones with homemade jam or lemon curd...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank dizza86
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were really expecting to have a nice guided tour in the Parliament. Unfortunately, as we arrived, we found most of the place sealed off for renovations with construction work taking place. So we had no choice but to admire the building from the outside...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank TheShis
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Tours are free and interesting, but please note that they actually start 30 minutes before the time stated on the website. For security (?) or other reasons, for the 3:30pm tour, for example, you have to be in line by 3:00, at which time you...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank GGxGG
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You cannot enter the building without the tour. Tours run pretty often and most of them run for about 50 min. There are shorter ones (20 min), but it would not be enough time to see everything. The tour guide was amazing. We really liked...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank OlTaNY
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

if you are interested in seeing inside this beautiful building and learning something about its history and the political system in australia then i definitely recommend this tour. it's free, runs regularly, only lasts an hour and is quite interesting.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank ola a
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our guide was Rosie, who was absolutely brilliant! I had the feeling she really enjoys what she is doing and she was definitely very good at it. She was entertaining and we learnt a lot from her about the history of the building, as well...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Eva S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

very nice place to see,with its historical building made long time ago and it is not far to walk towards the city and tram also has a stop almost in front of the building,these are places you will see here without a cost

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank bernie135lac
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What awesome rooms! We felt quite important, but also like it was a hundred years ago, and very english also! We had lunch in The Stranger's Corridor, a beautiful restaurant (you have to book), that also has high teas and all the sumptuous little timeless...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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Response from Texan C | Reviewed this property |
From front street level (facing the tram tracks), are mainly steps & pillars with Victorian lights . Parliament house is user friendly also to "not so convenient" visitors, believe me, the government is really thoughtful... More