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Parliament House of Victoria

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Address: Spring Street, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Phone Number: +61 3 9651 8911
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Mon - Fri 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
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Victoria's Parliament House is one of Australia's oldest and most...

Victoria's Parliament House is one of Australia's oldest and most architecturally distinguished public buildings. It is a working State Parliament, and is also the building where Australia's first Federal Parliament met from 1901 until 1927. Free guided tours are provided on non-sitting days, Monday to Friday, at 9:30am, 10:30am, 11:30am, 1:30pm, 2:30pm and 3:45pm. (Tours for groups of 6 or more are also free, but must be booked in advance) The public galleries in both chambers are open on sitting days for visitors who wish to see Parliament in action. Visitors can book for High Tea or Lunch in Stranger's Corridor during non-sitting weeks.

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Hong's Family Trip 2016

Great for tourist spot, historical heritage site, beautiful building inside and outside on the busy road, easy to reach by tram, good for photography.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Surabaya, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great for tourist spot, historical heritage site, beautiful building inside and outside on the busy road, easy to reach by tram, good for photography.

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Nullagine, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Perched regally on the high end of Bourke St, this is a must go place to visit in Melbourne! The rich 1890's architecture, the gold guilded ceilings to remind Melbourne was once the richest city in the world during the gold rush between 1850-1900, Melbourne was also once the capital of Australia for 26 years! Such precious piece of national... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We only stopped in for the free public tour because the Treasury Building was closed, but it turned to be an interesting and fun tour. Our Australian guide was very energetic, and they let you sit in the members' chairs. Learned more about Australian government than I would have otherwise.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had some time to kill with wife and teenage daughter and thought we'd check out Parliament House as we were staying at this end of town. We were pleasantly surprised that there were free tours. We did the short 30 min version which covered upper and lower houses as well as the grand hall in between. I would suggest the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We did the express tour (20 min) since we had a teenager in tow. The amount of gold used for decoration is amazing & results in a spectacularly beautiful interior. You can sit in the parliamentarians's chairs as well as the Speaker's seat. Really worth a visit & it's free!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a fantastic tour. It was a great family orientated activity, the information was well balanced in the history of how the gold rush affected Melbourne's economy and the role of the building today. It is the third most opulent parliament house in the world so every room was stunning to look at. At night time the outside of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Its very popular attraction and they have free parliament guided tour every 30 min. The tour is very interesting and you can get an idea about the procedures they follow in parliament and tourists are allowed to take photos inside parliament rooms.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

When you take the free city circle tram one of the stops is the Parliament. A beautiful building, and they allow you to go inside and walk around certain area, but that day the government was in session, so much of it was closed off, but still worth seeing.

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Southampton, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

On the off-chance, we asked the security guard if we could have a look round inside. They put us through security and showed us both chambers and we wandered from one to the other listening to the politicians. Very informative morning and free of charge. Good experience if you like politics.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

a great place to see how well Melbournes Hoddle grid works and how Melbourne felt years ago. close to an underground train spot too!!!

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