SUNDAY 19 MAY 2019
10 am - 3 pm free entry
Take yourself on a walk through Parliament House, with tour information available on your own phone in English, Spanish, Arabic, Mandarin and Vietnamese.
What do parliamentary committees do? How can you get involved in the committee process? Come and find out during an informative talk by our experienced committee staff. Committee talks run every thirty minutes beginning at 10:45 am.
Ever wondered how laws are made? Or how parliamentary processes work? Come and visit Parliament House’s legislative chambers to chat with our experienced guides. Chamber Chats run on the half hour between 10:30 am and 2:00 pm.
PASSPORT TO DEMOCRACY
Find out about our electoral legislation and processes, preferential and proportional voting, completing a ballot paper and much more. The Victorian Electoral Commission (VEC) will use their Passport to Democracy program to tell you all you need to know about voting and elections.
FOOD AND DRINK
Enjoy a democracy sausage and a coffee or cold drink on the steps of Parliament House. A coffee cart and sausage sizzle will be serving up food and drink all day long.
Enjoy some music as you immerse yourself in all things parliamentary. There will be a range of performances throughout the day on the front steps and inside Parliament House. You can also meet Chief Inspector Jean-Claude Gendarme, a Gallic policeman who will ensure your security. Jean-Claude travels the world wielding great authority (and a few baguettes as well).
GETTING TO PARLIAMENT HOUSE
Parliament House is located on Spring Street in Melbourne, at the top end of Bourke Street.
ARRIVING BY TRAIN: Parliament Station is located directly in front of Parliament House.
ARRIVING BY CAR: There is no public car park at Parliament House. There are spaces available in the surrounding streets and two nearby public carparks:
- Park Hyatt Melbourne, St Andrews Place
- 34-60 Little Collins Street
ENTERING PARLIAMENT HOUSE
The main entrance to Parliament House is on Spring Street, at the top of the steps.
All visitors to Parliament House will pass through security screening. Some items that are not allowed into the building may be held by security during your visit and returned when you leave. Our friendly team will help to make this process as smooth as possible.
For visitors who need level access, signage on Spring Street will direct you to the level entrance at the back of Parliament House.