Public tour of Parliament House
Explore this historically significant building, while learning more about the role, history and work of the Parliament.
Enter the Legislative Chambers where laws are made, and hear about the mystery of the stolen mace.
Learn about the Westminster style of Parliament while sitting in a Member of Parliament’s chair.
Have your photo taken with Queen Victoria in the grand hall named after her and admire the portraits of past Premiers that adorn the walls.
Discover the Library that played a role in convincing the Federal Parliament to occupy the building from 1901 to 1927.
Our guides are happy to answer any questions you may have about the building, or the work that Parliament does and how you can get involved.
Please note that access to the Legislative Chambers and Parliamentary Library is subject to the availability of those spaces.
The tour is suitable for all ages. Photography is permitted at the discretion of the tour guide.
Date and time
|Sitting week||Monday, Friday|
|Non-sitting week||Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday|
Tours run for approximately 50 minutes, and are held at 9.30 am, 10:30 am, 11:30 am, 12:30 pm, 1:30 pm, 2:30 pm, 3:30 pm on the following days during school holidays:
- non-sitting weeks – Monday to Friday.
- sitting weeks – Monday and Friday.
Please arrive 20 minutes before the tour start time with Photo Identification to allow for security screening and check-in.
Tours may be altered or cancelled at short notice.
Group size and bookings
Numbers are limited to 20 people per tour.
Bookings are not required for individuals or groups of five and under. For groups of six or more, check tour availability and booking details here.
Audio guides in your language
Free audio guides are available for use on our public tours. Click on the link below to access the guide in your preferred language:
You can listen via the website or download the izi.travel app to your Android or Apple device for free.
These guides are hosted on an external website and may include advertising or sponsors not associated with or endorsed by the Parliament of Victoria.