Rooftop Garden

A hidden surprise. The rooftop venue is located behind Parliament House.

Experience a selection of Australian plants, award-winning architecture and designs, with the stunning backdrop of St Patrick's Cathedral. Where else in the Melbourne CBD can you have all of this?

Available for a selection of functions during non-sitting weeks. 

Check sitting dates


Function types

Cocktail, banquet lunch or dinner.


Capacity

Room set-up No restrictions
Cocktail 80
Banquet 50

 

Bookings

If you would like to hold your event at Parliament of Victoria or make an enquiry, please complete the function and event booking enquiries form.

Make an event enquiry

 

Parliament House is open from 8:00am until 5:30pm, Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays), and from 8:00am until 30 minutes after the last House rises on sitting days.

Events taking place outside these hours will incur costs to open the building and ensure adequate levels of staffing and security.

Depending on the timing and scope of your event, weekday costings start at $1,394.00, and weekends and public holidays start at $3,772.00.  These costs are in addition to venue hire, catering, and room set-up. 

Our team can provide you with an accurate quote on request.

Hours


Hours

8.30 am – 5.30 pm
Monday – Friday
Closed on weekends and public holidays

Address

Parliament House
Spring Street
East Melbourne Victoria 3002

Contact

Getting here


Tours depart from the Vestibule, located inside the main building entrance on Spring Street.

Public transport

By train: exit Parliament station at Bourke Street.

By tram:

  • route 35 – stop 0 (Spring St/ Bourke St)
  • routes 86, 96 – stop 9 (Bourke St/Spring St).

Parking

There is no public parking at Parliament House.

Street parking and private parking is available in surrounding streets, but please note there is limited parking on Spring Street.

Identification requirement


Anyone wishing to visit the Parliament of Victoria to attend a tour, use our catering facilities, attend an event or watch the proceedings of the two houses in the public galleries, must provide their name and address, and present one of the following forms of identification:

  • driver's licence
  • learner's permit
  • proof of age card
  • passport
  • Australian birth certificate
  • Australian citizenship certificate.

Information about the information we collect from our visitors is available fom our Privacy collection notice - visitors to parlaiment house.

Security


Visitors to Parliament House are required to pass through a security checkpoint before entering the building. This involves a walk-through scanner and baggage scanning. Visitors with pacemakers should ask to be scanned using handheld scanners.

Bags must be left at reception when taking part in a tour or sitting in the public galleries.

Items you cannot bring to Parliament

The following items are not permitted at Parliament:

  • weapons
  • any types of blades (e.g. Swiss army knives, lock knives, eating utensils), hooks, scissors and other sharps
  • liquids over 100ml and glass bottles (except water)
  • any alcohol
  • 'selfie' camera sticks and camera tripods
  • chains and padlocks
  • voice recorders, two-way radios and speakers
  • handcuffs
  • any tools (e.g. screwdrivers, multi-tools, bike tools, measuring tapes, metal rulers)
  • helmets (e.g. bicycle and motorcycle)
  • whistles
  • permanent markers
  • aerosols
  • jet lighters
  • long umbrellas
  • balls and balloons
  • signs or placards
  • studded belts.

Any of the above items will be held by security for the duration of your visit. They will be returned when you leave or may be confiscated permanently in some cases.

 

More information

If you have any accessibility needs or concerns with security screening, please email security.team@parliament.vic.gov.au or call us on 03 8682 2980 ahead of time so we can accommodate your visit.

Accessibility


Accessible entrance

People with a mobility or physical disability can access Parliament House through the side entrance on Spring street or the rear entrance on Macarthur Street.

The Spring Street accessible entrance will be closed due to construction works on Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 December.  

Map

Toilets

Accessible toilets are located on the ground level and level one.

Audio loop & Auslan Tour

Audio loops are available in the chambers. These can be used in conjunction with hearing aids.

Auslan videos are provided at locations on our public tours by scanning QR codes with your smartphone.   

Contact

For any enquiries regarding disability access and inclusion please email disabilityaccess@parliament.vic.gov.au

Social stories

Two social stories are available to accompany a visit to Parliament House. These have been designed for visitors who are neurodiverse who may like to read them in preparation for their visit. One is intended for readers of all ages, the other focuses on the experience of a school visit to parliament house.

Parents


A baby change and feeding room is located on level two on the Legislative Assembly side. Facilities include comfortable chairs, change table, basin with hot and cold water, a fridge, and a microwave.

Privacy Collection Notice


Our Privacy collection notice - visitors to Parliament House applies to your visit to Parliament House and the parliamentary precinct.

It explains what personal information is collected when you visit Parliament House and the parliamentary precinct.

For information about our broader privacy practices and how we handle personal information generally, please refer to our Privacy Policy.