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Parliament House of Victoria: Tours & Tickets

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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
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Guided visits nearly every hour and no need to book! There's plenty of gold there which makes this place very interesting.

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank LatinC
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Built in the middle of the 19th century the Parliament House of Victoria is a beautiful building. It served as the Australian Federal Parliament for about 25 years, before the permanent Federal Parliament was ready in Canberra, in the late 1920s. During the early 20th...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Dimitris L
Reviewed October 9, 2019

A lovely historic building with a neat little tour. Free to all and given most of the day, Some rules apply while government is in session, but worth a look

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank CandRTravelers
Reviewed October 4, 2019

Bet you would never guess the walls inside are painted in pastel green, soft pink and gold. Each room has a distinctive character and a great informative free tour. More info on blog link in profile.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank SearchNTravel
Reviewed August 28, 2019

Another spot with many years of history in the centre of Melbourne. Centrally located and easy to get to this is always a busy spot.

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed August 8, 2019

The free tour was very interesting and our guide was very good and knowledegable. The building has some very expensive and ornate features due to some parts being built during the gold rush when the colony had money to spend on the construction. This makes...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank David R
Reviewed July 17, 2019 via mobile

Really enjoyed the short, informative and funny tour of the parliment. You get to see the lower house, upper house and the library with a brief history of the place.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank melissadsz
Reviewed July 8, 2019 via mobile

We went on the free tour as a family and our guide Jane was amazing. We have done Parliament House in Canberra and Brisbane but this was a different experience mostly because of our guide! The site is amazing and because it wasn’t a sitting...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank jbrough79
Reviewed July 7, 2019

During July there is a special of $25 per head for Seniors morning tea at Parliament. We were treated to a fruit scone, a plain scone, ham club sandwich, Tomato/cheese tart, mini lamington and mini carrot cake with large selection of teas. We didn't do...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Robyn T
Reviewed July 2, 2019

The Parliament of Victoria dates frorm the 1850s, when Melbourne was one of the wealthiest cities on earth. The goild in the richly decorated Legislative Council chamber's ornamentation alone is worth $6 million The tour takes around an hour, with plenty of photo opportunities along...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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August 11, 2019|
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Response from jayaraman2016 | Reviewed this property |
No need to prebook for visiting. However, visitors may not be allowed while parliament session is on the proposed day of visit. This information can be obtained from the website
November 5, 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