Guide to Opening of Parliament

The Opening of a Session of the Parliament of Victoria by the Governor is a ceremony based on procedure and custom derived from the Opening of Parliament at Westminster by the Queen. The purpose is for the Governor, as the Queen’s representative, to outline in an Opening Speech the Government’s programme for the Session.

See the Council information sheet and the Assembly fact sheet for more information on the Opening of Parliament.

Victoria's 59th Parliament will be opened on Wednesday 19 December 2018.