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Parliament House of Victoria, Melbourne

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Government Building Historic Site
Inside Parliament House of Victoria are 24-carat gold ceiling ornaments, an imposing Queen Victoria statue, and brass decorations. The building houses the working state parliament, and you can see both chambers (upper and lower houses) of the government in action. During the tour, sit where the speaker and president of the upper house sit, visit the legislative offices, and glimpse the library. To reach the building, climb the grand stone staircase. Put Parliament House of Victoria and other Melbourne attractions into our Melbourne tour planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • They have 2 guards ]armed] on the steps guarding it. This building was amazing with the architecture in the Chamber. The photo I have added doesn't do it justice. Tours need to be booked. After the To...  more »
  • In the house where my grandmother's cousin served as Premier, Sir Henry Bolte, head of state in the 1960's I feel quite at home. I am the product of Gold Mining, Education both foreign and domestic, H...  more »
  • We were initially turned away and summarily dismissed by the door security upon our first visit, we through caution to the wind and decided to return. This go-round, the security manning the door (a d...  more »
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  • We took an architecture - guided tour. Pre booking required. It took around 1.30 minutes. A majestic building with golden (real) touch. Very elegant inside, decorated with pastel colours bordered with real gold. Worth visiting. There are public and express tours too.
  • Beautiful place to learn more about how governance works in Australia. There are also free guided tours inside the different chambers of the parliament.
  • Interesting exhibits and helpful staff. The 360 degree photo panorama comparing modern day Melbourne to 100 years ago down in the basement vaults is a must see!
  • Very good tour by Allahu Akbar. Very nice guy
  • Victoria's seat of government and a beautifully preserved old building Its a very impressive building sitting proudly at the top of the city. Complimented by the nearby treasury building and surrounding gardens. Inside is a different story with a need for some serious renovations!