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Designing the Parliament
House Annexe

The new Annexe for Victoria's Parliament House was officially opened on 8 August 2018. Architect Peter Elliott shares his insights into the building that he designed with his team at Peter Elliott Architecture + Urban Design.

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Landmark Companion

Landmark Companion
Heritage assets and contemporary design sit side by side in the latest instalment of a Melbourne landmark’s evolution, writes Ray Edgar in our latest feature story.

Today In Parliament


Inquiry into the Impact of Animal Rights Activism on Victorian Agriculture - Public hearing

Agriculture Victoria and Victoria Police will be among those presenting at Parliament House on Monday 23 September 2019 on the Legislative Council's Economy and Infrastructure Committee's inquiry. Read more

Inquiry into Recycling and Waste Management - Public hearing

On Thursday 19 September 2019, the Legislative Council’s Environment and Planning Committee continues its inquiry with a public hearing in Dunkeld with a range of local government representatives. Read more

Inquiry into Firearms Prohibition Legislation - Have your say

The Legislative Council’s Legal and Social Issues Committee is examining the current firearms prohibition orders, particularly when it comes to reducing illegally possessed firearms. Submissions are welcome until 30 September 2019. Read more

School and Booked Tours

The Parliament of Victoria offers a range of activities for students at primary, secondary, tertiary and adult education levels. These activities include tours, role plays and metropolitan school visits.

Large groups or organisations of 6 or more people are also encouraged to book one of our tours. To check the availability for each type of tour please click here.

Restoration and renewal projects

Stone restoration

Find out more about our projects to restore and renew Parliament House

Latest News & Events

Celebrating Parliament Prize winners

Parliament Prize 2019Winners of the Parliament Prize 2019 were recognised in a ceremony at Parliament House on Thursday, supported by their parents, friends, teachers and school principals.

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Ground-breaking women honoured with portraits

TGround-breaking women honouredhe Victorian Parliament’s Presiding Officers have commissioned portraits of two ground-breaking women for Parliament’s historic portraits collection.

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Former Chief Justice presents Deakin Oration

Deakin Oration 2019Victoria’s first woman Chief Justice, Professor the Hon Marilyn Warren AC QC has presented the 2019 Deakin Oration at Parliament House.

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Bail system examined in new research paper

McMahon thumbnail2The Parliamentary Library has released a new research paper providing some insights into Victoria’s bail and remand systems.

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Extrasensory science for everyone

Extrasensory - Science Week 2019Parliament House was transformed into a community science lab last Saturday for Extrasensory to celebrate National Science Week.

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Swapping legislation for lab coats

National Science WeekOn Saturday 10 August, Victoria’s major National Science Week event will be held at Parliament House.

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Crowded house

Open House Melbourne 2019There was a big turnout of people at Parliament House over the weekend for Open House Melbourne.

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On This Day

Tuesday, 21 September 1880

Royal Commission on Parliament Buildings presented its third and final report to Parliament. The Royal Commission was appointed to superintend the carrying out of recommendations made by a Joint Select Committee for the building of Parliament.