Side Dining Room
Warm and intimate. A smaller space for meetings or dining. Located on level two at Parliament.
This beautiful room, overlooking the gardens and St Patrick's Cathedral, is the perfect venue for a private dining experience or business meeting
Team workshops, meetings and conferences, breakfast, lunches or dinners.
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If you would like to hold your event at Parliament of Victoria or make an enquiry, please complete the Function and Event Booking Enquiries FormMake an event enquiry
8.30 am – 5.30 pm
Monday – Friday
Closed on weekends and public holidays
East Melbourne Victoria 3002
Phone: (03) 9651 8911
Tours depart from the Vestibule, located inside the main building entrance on Spring Street.
By train: exit Parliament station at Bourke Street.
- route 35 – stop 0 (Spring St/ Bourke St)
- routes 86, 96 – stop 9 (Bourke St/Spring St).
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.
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
- Australian birth certificate
- Australian citizenship certificate.
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:
- 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
- any tools (e.g. screwdrivers, multi-tools, bike tools, measuring tapes, metal rulers)
- helmets (e.g. bicycle and motorcycle)
- permanent markers
- 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.
If you have any accessibility needs or concerns with security screening, please email email@example.com or call us on 03 8682 2980 ahead of time so we can accommodate your visit.
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.
Accessible toilets are located on the ground level and level one.
Audio loops are available in the chambers. These can be used in conjunction with hearing aids.
For any enquiries regarding disability access and inclusion please email firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.