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Parliament House of Victoria

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Address: Spring Street, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Phone Number: +61 3 9651 8911
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Mon - Fri 08:30 - 17:30
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Victoria's Parliament House is one of Australia's oldest and most...

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 guided tours are provided on non-sitting days, Monday to Friday, at 9:30am, 10:30am, 11:30am, 1:30pm, 2:30pm and 3:45pm. (Tours for groups of 6 or more are also free, but must be booked in advance) The public galleries in both chambers are open on sitting days for visitors who wish to see Parliament in action. Visitors can book for High Tea or Lunch in Stranger's Corridor during non-sitting weeks.

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Definitely worth a visit and tour

An architecturally interesting building. The tour we had was excellent and it gave us a real insight to how the government funtions in Australia.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Didn't do the free tour. Just wanted to view it from outside. Nice architecture. Got to take some nice pictures. Get to take a break from all the walking by the steps.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

They have Free tours At regular intervals. I took the one at 1pm and it lasts 20 minutes. They hold the tours serveral times a day and I was Surprised by the number of prople who were there. It is well worth the tour !! We only saw the chambers for the lower and upper house but that's what the... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

An interesting place to visit. The free tram 35 takes you there, just at tge door step of parliament house. There was a protest when we were there. The media, reporters & camera crew were all present on a slight drizzle day. The buildings look good during tge day & night. No restrictions to take pictures.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very educational and interesting place for children aged between 7 to 12, and for adults of all ages. The architecture is beautiful, and the tour is all free. We took the free tram and it dropped us a few feet away from the Parliament House. The tour is extremely good, and it gave my children new insights... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An architecturally interesting building. The tour we had was excellent and it gave us a real insight to how the government funtions in Australia.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

It was recommended to us to visit Parliament House to take the tour and get a much better appreciation for the Government of Victoria. It was well worth the visit! We took the first tour of the morning, which was good, since it wasn't so big. Later ones seemed to be quite crowded. We got to see and appreciate the... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

The Parliament House of Victoria buildings sit on Spring Street at the top of Bourke and are quite interesting old buildings that look their age. If you are up at that end of town they are worth a visit although the buildings that are around are more modern and not that interesting.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

We went to this place on our recent trip to australia and newzealand.On our city trip we were taken to this place and given some 30 minutes.The location is very good and so also architecture.We have taken some photographs that reflects victorian calture.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

We are so lucky to be Melbournians! It is the most liveable city in the world 6 times in a row for many reasons! This is just one of the many many.. Built in the late 1800's, gold evident in many parts of the building to reflect the rich gold finds between 1850-1900, the Parliament House of Victoria is a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

If you enjoy high teas, this has the best atmosphere. While the food is typical of a high tea, it is very well prepared and presented. Then have a look around the building. A lovely day out.

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