Visit Parliament

Due to COVID-19 and in the interests of public health and safety, Parliament House is closed to visitors and all tours have been cancelled until further notice. 

Parliament House is open to the public throughout the year. On non-sitting days the building is open from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm Monday to Friday (but is closed on public holidays). During sitting days the building opens at 8:30 am and remains open while parliament is sitting. The building is not open on weekends (except for special events such as Open Day).

See Parliament in action

When Parliament is sitting, visitors are welcome to come in and see Parliament in action. The Legislative Council and the Legislative Assembly (the Houses) both have public galleries, which are open whenever the House is sitting.

Check the Calendar for the dates when Parliament is sitting.

To see what happens on a sitting day see the sitting day schedule for the Legislative Council and the Legislative Assembly.


Visitors to Parliament House are required to pass through a security checkpoint before entering the building. This involves a walk through scanner and baggage scanning. Visitors with pace makers should ask to be scanned using the hand held scanners.

Bags must be left at reception when taking part in a tour or sitting in the public galleries.

Disability access and inclusion

People with a mobility or physical disability can access Parliament House through the rear entrance (enter via McArthur Street). 

Accessible toilets are located on the ground and first floors. 

Audio loops are available in the Chambers. These can be used in conjunction with hearing aids.

A courtesy wheelchair is available for visitors attending tours. Please note that we are unable to provide staff to push wheelchairs.

For any enquiries regarding disability access and inclusion please email

Access Map Final

Baby change and feeding room

Located on the second floor on the Legislative Assembly side. Facilities include comfortable chairs, change table, basin hot and cold water, a fridge and a microwave.

Public tours

Public tours have been suspended until further notice.

School tours and role plays
Parliament house offers a range of activities for students at primary, secondary, tertiary and adult education levels.
More information and bookings


Come and participate in the events held by the Parliament of Victoria over the course of the year.
More information and bookings

Function venues and restaurant

The historic building of Parliament House offers an extensive range of function rooms for your next event and a unique a la carte public restaurant.
More information and bookings


Parliament House
Spring Street
East Melbourne Victoria 3002

Phone: (+61 3) 9651 8911
Fax: (+61 3) 9654 5284

Google Map of location of Parliament House