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Melbourne Sights

Parliament House

  • Spring and Bourke Sts. Map It
  • East Melbourne
  • Government Building

Updated 01/15/2014

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Dating from 1856, this august stone building was used as the National Parliament from the time of federation in 1900 until 1927, when the first Parliament House was completed in Canberra. The two houses of State Parliament usually sit Tuesday to Thursday from March through June and again from August through November.

Sight Information


Spring and Bourke Sts., Melbourne, Victoria, 3002, Australia

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Sight Details:

  • Free
  • Weekdays 9–4; guided tour at 9:30, 10:30, 11:30, 1:30, 2:30 and 3:45 when parliament is not in session. On sitting Mon. and Tues., public tours are offered at 9:30, 10:30, and 11:30. There is also a monthly Architecture Tour.

Updated 01/15/2014


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