Program for opening of 59th Parliament

The GovernorTraditions and procedure will feature at the official opening of Victoria’s 59th Parliament on Wednesday 19 December 2018.

The opening day will be webcast, with ceremonies commencing at 10:15 am and the official opening by the Governor of Victoria, the Honourable Linda Dessau AC, at 2 pm in the Legislative Council Chamber.

Program details for the opening day are outlined below.

10:15 am

Welcome to Country, Queen’s Hall

11:00 am

Members sworn-in or affirmed in their respective Chambers

Election of Presiding Officers

1:10 pm

Arrival of the Governor on Front Steps including smoking ceremony

2.00 pm

Formal Opening of 59th Parliament by the Governor in the Legislative Council Chamber

4:00 pm

Resumption of Proceedings in both Houses – Question Time

After opening day, Parliament is due to resume in February 2019.


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