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This imposing building served as the home of Australia’s parliament from 1901 till 1927 after which time it has been home to the Victorian state parliament. There are guided tours when parliament is not sitting, and you may sit in on parliament when it is in session.

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Spring Street, Melbourne VIC 3000
Tram 35, 86, 95, 96 (stop: Spring Street/Bourke Street) Train Parliament
Telephone (03) 9651 8911
Admission free
    Tours Mon–Fri 9.30am, 10.30am, 11.30am, 1pm, 1.30pm, 2.30pm, 3.30pm, 4pm when parliament is not sitting; Tue 9.30am, 10.30am when parliament is sitting

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  • Nick, 10 Apr 2019

    Corrupt and overpaid politicians

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  • Elena, 25 Feb 2019

    Trains trains

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  • Albert, 17 Feb 2018

    Take a selfie on the steps outside!

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  • Thomas, 21 Mar 2017

    Beautiful architecture. Must visit.

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  • toni, 05 Mar 2016

    Check their free tour worth to follow & my tour lead is a funny guy .. forget this name. There'll be security check so be good :)

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  • KT, 26 Dec 2015

    Joined the express tour which the lady tour guide kept stressing it's a photography tour but raising her voice at us at the same time when we tried to take photos when she talks. Very unprofessional.

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  • Pru, 03 Dec 2015

    Beware tour size restrictions and overly officious docents & security

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  • paulcaseys, 07 Nov 2014

    reading a book on the steps of parliament house is one of the best ways to spend a lunch-break

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  • Alexander, 09 Aug 2014

    Nice building

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  • Open House Melbourne, 08 Jul 2013

    Did you know the building plan for @vicparliament House is based on the layout of the Houses of Parliament in Westminster, London? #LoveOHM

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  • Open House Melbourne, 11 Jul 2012

    Find out how Parliament House has adapted to remain a working building used for the same purpose for which it was built in 1856 with Open House 10am to 4pm - Sunday 29 July 2012 #OHM2012

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  • Spandy, 01 May 2012

    Security is just waiting for a dance! ;)

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  • Lloyd, 05 Mar 2012

    There's always some sort of protest on these steps

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  • EeLoe, 27 Sep 2011

    The free tour takes about 1 hour.

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  • Hazel, 25 Jan 2011

    Apparently it's THE spot for wedding photos as I saw at least a dozen when I was there one saturday -- not kidding with the dozen. So yeah, if you want to have the same photos in your wedding - here!

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