Free 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.
Dates and times
Tours run for approximately 50 minutes, and are held at 9:30 am, 12:00 pm, 1:00 pm, 3:00 pm, 4:00 pm on the following days:
- non-sitting weeks – Monday to Friday.
- sitting weeks – Monday and Friday.
We may alter or cancel tours at short notice due to functions and events at Parliament House.
Please arrive at least 30 minutes before the tour starts to secure your spot on the tour, for security screening, and for check-in.
We do not take bookings for the public tour.
Numbers are limited to 25 people per tour. For groups of six or more you will have to book a group tour.
For more information on our tour for groups of six or more people, please visit our Group tour page.
Photo Identification is required for public tours at Parliament House.
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 phone 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.