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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
We ran into the House of Parliament to escape the miserable wet cold weather and were just in time to do the tour with a guide. Well worth the visit to experience the fine feautures of the building and learn some basic facts about the...More
Parliament House, Melbourne was constructed between 1855 and 1929 and is located on Spring Street in East Melbourne, Victoria”. I liked this building’s architecture. Although I had short time to see the outside, I had to say that Parliament House was impressive. I took some pictures sitting on the...More
If you love politics and is interested in how Australian government (Victoria for that matter) functions and serves its people, then this free-guided tour is for you. Just follow the security precautions and you'll be in for one of the most elaborate and intricate architectures.
It is a sobering experience to visit Parliament house and realise the responsibility that those within have in forming and debating laws. Interesting to see the messages of our establishment, set by founders long ago. From the biblical reminder set in the mosaics of the...More
there had been a full evacuation 20 minutes before we got there so we couldn't go in and do the tour.
Wonderful building from the outside. Very friendly and apologetic staff.
Will try again when next in Melbourne.
Great tour of the Parliament house. Very organized and efficient but that means a lot of waiting as well. Interesting guide though and the rooms were just beautiful with the 24K gold trim in the chambers and throughout the building. Beautiful ceilings, walls and chandeliers....More
If you're a lover of history and quality food, you'll enjoy the experience of high tea at Parliament House, one of Melbourne’s best known landmarks. The building is situated at the intersection of Spring and Bourke streets, at the highest part of Melbourne. The frontage...More
Really nice building to look at from the inside and outside. The size of it is impressive and there are free tours which are great too! Very informative and our guide Simon was fantastic!! Great sense of humor :)
We did a tour as part of open house Melbourne. The building is beautiful and the tour was a good mix of history, politics and architecture. Our tour guide Simon was very well informed and was able to keep the audience captive. He was also...More
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
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 for anybody & all visitors.
Its best to find out if there are sitting sessions whereby visitors are not allow in (whilst Parliament are in session or a bill is to be passed).
Please do check with security for these access.
Anyway if its just for photo taking, it doesn't make any better pictures climbing the nearly 40 steps.
Just for information, wedding photos taken here are done approximately on steps 10 onwards.