Parliament House

Parliament House

Parliament House has been the seat of the Parliament of Victoria since 1855, except for the years 1901 to 1928 (Parliament of Australia).

It is the largest 19th century public building in Australia and one of the finest examples of British Empire civic architecture anywhere in the world.

The Parliament of Victoria is a bicameral legislature (two Houses) with representatives elected to either the Legislative Council (the Upper House) or the Legislative Assembly (the Lower House).

Following the Westminster tradition, the party having the support of the majority of Members in the Lower House has the right to form Government. The Government is then answerable to Parliament. This is called 'responsible government' because the Government is responsible to Parliament and must present its policies for parliamentary scrutiny.

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).

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Parliament House | Tours

Parliament House: Strangers Corridor High Tea

Invasion Day Rally 2025 - Sunday 26 January 2025

❊ Address ❊

 ℅ Naarm
 ⊜  Corner Spring St and Bourke St Melbourne 3000 View Map
 ✆ Telephone: (03) 9651 8568
Corner Spring St and Bourke StMelbourneVictoria(03) 9651 8568

❊ Web Links ❊

Parliament House

Parliament of Victoria, Virtual Tour,_Melbourne

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