Designing the Parliament
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.
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 hearingAgriculture 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 hearingOn 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 sayThe 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
Find out more about our projects to restore and renew Parliament House
Latest News & Events
Celebrating Parliament Prize winners
Winners of the Parliament Prize 2019 were recognised in a ceremony at Parliament House on Thursday, supported by their parents, friends, teachers and school principals.Read more
Ground-breaking women honoured with portraits
The Victorian Parliament’s Presiding Officers have commissioned portraits of two ground-breaking women for Parliament’s historic portraits collection.Read more
Former Chief Justice presents Deakin Oration
Victoria’s first woman Chief Justice, Professor the Hon Marilyn Warren AC QC has presented the 2019 Deakin Oration at Parliament House.Read more
Bail system examined in new research paper
The Parliamentary Library has released a new research paper providing some insights into Victoria’s bail and remand systems.Read more
Extrasensory science for everyone
Parliament House was transformed into a community science lab last Saturday for Extrasensory to celebrate National Science Week.Read more
Swapping legislation for lab coats
On Saturday 10 August, Victoria’s major National Science Week event will be held at Parliament House.Read more
There was a big turnout of people at Parliament House over the weekend for Open House Melbourne.Read more
On This Day
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.