How Parliament works
Parliament is central to our representative democracy. Members of Parliament are elected by the Victorian people.
Discover your Parliament.
Learn about how the Parliament of Victoria works and its role in our democracy.
What is Parliament?
The Parliament of Victoria represents you when making decisions for our state. Its main roles are to debate issues, pass laws and hold the government to account.
The two houses
The Parliament of Victoria has two houses: the Legislative Assembly and the Legislative Council.
People in Parliament
Learn about the different roles people play at Parliament, including the Premier, the Speaker and the President.
How sitting days work
On a sitting day, members meet at Parliament House. The schedule is always busy, filled with debates, decision-making and question time.
How laws are made
One of Parliament’s key roles is to make laws. The process of passing a law has six steps.