Visit Parliament

Public tours

Public tours are available Monday to Friday on non-sitting weeks.

Tours run for 45 minutes and are free of charge. 

Public tours start at the following times - 9.30am, 11.00am, 1.00pm, 2.30pm and 4.00pm.

Numbers are limited to 20 people per tour.

The building is not open on weekends.

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.

Security

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.

Anyone wishing to visit the Parliament of Victoria to attend a public tour, use our catering facilities, attend an event or watch the proceedings of the two Houses in the public galleries, must provide their name and address and present one of the following forms of identification:

  • driver's license
  • learner's permit
  • proof of age card
  • passport
  • Australian birth certificate
  • Australian citizenship certificate

 

Parliament of Victoria Identification Privacy Statement

What personal information do we collect?

We will collect your full name, address, and identification details.

What is the information used for?

Your personal and identification details are taken for security purposes only. If you are found to be in breach of our security protocols, you will be asked to leave the Parliamentary Precinct and may be prohibited from returning for a period determined by the Presiding Officers under the Parliamentary Precincts Act 2001.

We will not use the personal information we collect from you for the direct marketing of products and services. We will not provide this information to any external organisations or contractors.

How is the information stored?

Personal information is stored in the Parliament’s secure IT network and only accessible by our Security and customer service teams. The privacy and confidentiality of this information will be always protected.

Can you access your personal details one we have collected them?

You have the right to access or correct your personal details. If you wish to do so please contact the Visitor Services Coordinator, visitorregistration@parliament.vic.gov.au, (03) 9651 8971, Parliament of Victoria Spring Street East Melbourne 3002.

How long do we keep your personal details?

All personal details collected will be deleted 12 months after your visit.

 

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 disabilityaccess@parliament.vic.gov.au

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.

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

Events

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

Location

Parliament House
Spring Street
East Melbourne Victoria 3002

Phone: (+61 3) 9651 8911
Fax: (+61 3) 9654 5284
Email: info@parliament.vic.gov.au

Google Map of location of Parliament House