Group tour of Parliament House

Victoria's Parliament House is one of Australia's oldest and most distinguished public buildings.
Victoria's Parliament House is one of Australia's oldest and most distinguished public buildings.

Book a free tour of Parliament House for your group.

Learn more about the role, history and work of the Parliament while exploring this historically significant building.

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

Group tours are available Monday to Friday on non-sitting weeks.    

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Tours run for approximately 50 minutes.

Please arrive 20 minutes before the tour start time to allow for security screening and check-in. 

Make a booking

Tours are limited to groups of 6 to 30 people. Bookings are essential. 

To make a booking, call or email the tours booking office.

Phone: (03) 9651 8568

Email: tours@parliament.vic.gov.au

Audio guides in your language

Free audio guides are available for use on our group tours. Click on the link below to access the guide in your preferred language:

普通话音频指南 
Español
Italiano
हिन्दी 
한국어 

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.

Hours


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Hours

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

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Address

Parliament House
Spring Street
East Melbourne Victoria 3002

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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.

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


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Accessible entrance

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

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Map

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Toilets

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

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Audio loop

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

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Wheelchair

A courtesy wheelchair is available for visitors attending tours. Please note that we are unable to provide staff to push wheelchairs.

Contact

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

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.