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
Today is a sitting day
Today in the Legislative Assembly
Bills for completion this week
Children's Services Amendment Bill 2019
Consumer Legislation Amendment Bill 2019
Land (Revocation of Reservations) Bill 2019
Police Legislation Amendment (Road Safety Camera Commissioner and Other Matters) Bill 2019
For detailed and up to date information visit Assembly Live.
Today in the Legislative Council
The Council starts sitting at 9.30 a.m. today.
Business likely to be conducted:
Renewable Energy (Jobs and Investment) Amendment Bill 2019
Health Legislation Amendment and Repeal Bill 2019
Please note, the above is a guide only and is subject to change. For detailed and up to date information see the draft Minutes (progressively published over the day).
Inquiry into Recycling and Waste Management - Public hearingsOn Tuesday 8 October 2019, the parliamentary inquiry into recycling and waste management will continue its public hearings in Melbourne. Various environmental groups and the Australian Retailers Association will be presenting to the Legislative Council’s Environment and Planning Committee. Read more
Inquiry into Early Childhood Engagement of CALD Communities - Have your saySubmissions are welcome until 11 October 2019 for the Legislative Assembly's Legal and Social Issues Committee's inquiry into early childhood development in culturally and linguistically diverse communities. Read more
Inquiry into the Impact of Animal Rights Activism on Victorian Agriculture - Public hearingOn Tuesday 8 October 2019, the final public hearing will be held in Wangaratta.The Legislative Council’s Economy and Infrastructure Committee will hear from cattle, pig and wool producers as well as a local government representative. 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
There are no tours today as today is a sitting day.
Watch live coverage of parliamentary proceedings.
WE Lead forum inspires young leaders
More than 50 young women from culturally diverse backgrounds have participated in a two day leadership forum at Parliament House.Read more
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
On This Day
Melbourne's The Age newspaper was published for the first time.