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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

Today is a sitting day

Today in the Legislative Assembly

The sitting starts at 12.00 noon
Question time - 12.00 noon
Formal business
Members' statements
Government business

Notice paper (agenda)

Today in the Legislative Council

The Council starts sitting at 12.00 noon today.

Notice paper (agenda)

Likely order of is business:

  1. Question Time
  2. Formal business
  3. Members statements
  4. Firefighters' Presumptive Rights Compensation and Fire Services Legislation Amendment (Reform) Bill 2019
  5. Disability (National Disability Insurance Scheme Transition) Amendment Bill 2019

 

For detailed and up to date information during the sitting day see the draft Minutes (progressively published over the day).

Committees

Inquiry into the Impact of Animal Rights Activism on Victorian Agriculture - Have your say

The Legislative Council’s Economy and Infrastructure Committee has commenced a public inquiry into the impact of animal rights activism on Victorian agriculture. The Committee is inviting written submissions by Friday 2 August 2019 and will then conduct public hearings. Read more

Inquiry into a Legislated Spent Convictions Scheme - Have your say

The Victorian Legislative Council's Legal and Social Issues Committee has commenced a public inquiry into a legislated spent convictions scheme for Victoria.  The Committee is inviting written submissions from those who... Read more

Inquiry into the Commercial Passenger Vehicle Industry Act 2017 Reforms - Have your say

The Victorian Legislative Council’s Economy and Infrastructure Committee has commenced an inquiry into reforms to the commercial passenger vehicle industry that were legislated in 2017. The inquiry will consider how the Commercial Passenger Vehicle Industry Act 2017 has affected... 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

Tours

There are no tours today as today is a sitting day.

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Medal for parliamentary service

Tunnecliffe Wayne LC 1After a 48-year career in Victoria’s parliamentary service, Wayne Tunnecliffe has been awarded a Public Service Medal.

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2019-20 budget presented to parliament

State Budget 2019Treasurer Tim Pallas has presented Victoria’s 2019–20 state budget to parliament. It is the fifth budget for the Andrews Government.

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Whips join forces for learning workshop

Fiji Whips workshopMPs from Victoria, New Zealand and Fiji have shared insights and experience at a workshop held at Parliament House in Melbourne.

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Law Week finale at Parliament House

LawWeek2019 webCommunity members from all walks of life found out some more about our law at Parliament House on Sunday 19 May.

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Sri Lanka terrorist attack victims mourned

CondolencesThe Victorian Parliament has paid tribute to the victims of the Easter Sunday terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka.

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Tributes for heroic surf lifesavers

Tributes for heroic surf lifesaversThere have been tributes and a minute’s silence in Parliament to honour father and son surf lifesavers Ross and Andrew Powell from the Port Campbell Surf Life Saving Club.

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Environmental governance paper launched

Dr Brian CoffeyThe Parliamentary Library has released a new research paper prepared by Parliamentary Library Fellow Dr Brian Coffey, a Vice-Chancellor's Research Fellow, from RMIT University

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On This Day

Tuesday, 18 June 1901

Victorian Parliament sits for the first time at the Exhibition Buildings following the Commonwealth Parliament’s use of Parliament House, Melbourne. State Parliament remained there until 1927.