10 Government Buildings in Victoria That You Shouldn't Miss

October 16, 2021 Jacquiline Darosa

Discover the best top things to do in Victoria, Australia including Malvern Railway Station, Flemington Post Office, Parliament House of Victoria, Government House, Eaglehawk Courthouse, Melbourne Town Hall, Eaglehawk Town Hall, Supreme Court of Victoria, Collingwood Town Hall, Bendigo Town Hall Tour.

1. Malvern Railway Station

Station Street, Malvern, Stonnington, Victoria 3144 Australia http://vhd.heritagecouncil.vic.gov.au/places/682/download-report
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Malvern Railway Station

2. Flemington Post Office

2A Wellington St cnr Shields Street, Flemington, Melbourne, Victoria 3031 Australia http://vhd.heritagecouncil.vic.gov.au/places/4429
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Flemington Post Office

3. Parliament House of Victoria

Spring Street, Melbourne, Victoria Australia +61 3 9651 8911 http://www.parliament.vic.gov.au/visit/public-tours
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Parliament House of Victoria

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.

Reviewed By 619jeffry - Essendon, Australia

When Australia federated to become a nation in 1901, there was no Commonwealth Parliament -- in fact, Canberra didn't exist, so the Parliament of Victoria became the national Parliament. It was not until the 1920s that the "temporary" Parliament House was established in Canberra. The Parliament of Victoria has a rather plain Legislative Assembly (Lower House) done in green and an ornate rococo Legislative Council (Upper House) where red dominates. The Parliament of Victoria is a legacy of the Great Australian Goldrush, when Melbourne was the richest city on Earth.

4. Government House

Government House Drive, Melbourne, Victoria 3004 Australia +61 3 9655 4211 http://www.governor.vic.gov.au/government-house/
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Government House

Reviewed By 619jeffry - Essendon, Australia

Government House is the official residence of the Govenor of Victoria, currently Linda Dessau. Government House opened in 1876; other places had hosted the Governor before this, including :La Trobe's Cottage, which is near the current residence. in King's Domain The entrance to Government House is imperessive. Government House is in Italianate style, said to resemble Osbourne House, a residence of Queen Victoria. Government House was the official residence of the Govenor General of Australia from 1901-1930, when the GG moved into Yarralumla. The Governor is the official representative of the Head of State. Goverenment House is certainly impressive, it is a fine example of Victorian-era craftsmanship.

5. Eaglehawk Courthouse

Sailors Gully Road Eaglehawk, Bendigo, Greater Bendigo, Victoria Australia http://vhd.heritagecouncil.vic.gov.au/places/5187
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Eaglehawk Courthouse

6. Melbourne Town Hall

Corner Swanston Street and Collins Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia +61 3 9658 9658 [email protected] http://www.melbourne.vic.gov.au/about-melbourne/melbourne-heritage/history/pages/melbourne-town-hall-history.aspx
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Melbourne Town Hall

Completed in 1870, the Melbourne Town Hall is at the heart of the city's cultural and civic activity, hosting theatre, weddings, receptions and exhibitions. So many of the decisions that have helped shape Melbourne were made within the heritage-listed Town Hall. A mix of bluestone and Tasmanian freestone, the classically designed building features a clock tower and fine masonry. To go behind the scenes and visit the grand Council Chambers and stand where the Beatles and Abba waved from the impressive portico, take a Town Hall tour. As well as the Council Chambers, the Town Hall features a large auditorium, which was remodelled following a fire in 1925 and includes panels decorated with sepia figures. The auditorium's Grand Organ has featured in cutting-edge performances by a range of artists including Philip Glass, Paul Grabowski and the Necks. A free lunchtime concert series has been running since 2003, and the Grand Organ Museum offers visitors the opportunity to learn more about the organ and breathe air into its venerable pipes. Join a free Melbourne Town Hall Tour from Monday to Friday with tours departing at 11am and 1pm. Bookings essential.

Reviewed By jrtakesontheworld - Australia, null

The Melbourne Town Hall is certainly decked out around Christmas time. We visited the Town Hall later in the night to view the light show projected onto its facade. Being a 'first-timer', I was entertained by the light show, which is on a rotation, although I suppose you can become jaded by that sort of thing. Well worth a visit.

7. Eaglehawk Town Hall

2A Peg Leg Rd, Eaglehawk, Greater Bendigo, Victoria 3556 Australia
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Eaglehawk Town Hall

8. Supreme Court of Victoria

210 William St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia +61 3 9603 9300 http://www.supremecourt.vic.gov.au/
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Supreme Court of Victoria

Reviewed By Crystalline4u - Traralgon, Australia

This beautifully contrasts against the County Court on the other side of the street... the old and the new... as it should be. If an old building can be maintained, it's wonderful that it is. Erected in 1874-84, the Law Courts comprise two storeys constructed of brick on Malmsbury bluestone footings and faced with Tasmanian freestone. The design is reputed to be based on the design of James Gandon's Four Courts building in Dublin, following a suggestion to Smith and Johnson by Chief Justice Sir William Stawell. The boldness of planning and massing and the mannerist details are highly characteristic of the work of the architect AE Johnson. This is a beautiful building representing the Renaissance Revival style. It can be reached by foot from Southern Cross or there is a bus route that runs up Lonsdale Street.

9. Collingwood Town Hall

140 Hoddle St, Collingwood, Yarra, Victoria 3067 Australia +61 3 9205 5446 https://www.yarracity.vic.gov.au/facilities/collingwood-town-hall
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Collingwood Town Hall

10. Bendigo Town Hall Tour

189-193 Hargreaves Street, Bendigo, Greater Bendigo, Victoria 3550 Australia +61 3 5434 6060 [email protected] http://www.bendigotourism.com/tours/bendigo-cbd/bendigo-town-hall-tour
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Bendigo Town Hall Tour

Immerse yourself in the rich stories of a golden past, explore stunning heritage architecture fashioned in a time when Bendigo was the richest city in the world! Bendigo Town Hall Tours operate regularly on Wednesdays at 2pm and Sundays at 11am. During the height of the gold rush the civic fathers of Bendigo were displeased with the practical appearance of their municipal building. A redevelopment was commissioned to reflect the exuberance and splendour of Bendigo's golden age. The masterpiece that now commands the site was the creation of W.C Vahland who went on to become one of the city's most revered architects. Decorative plaster adorned with 22 carat gold leaf, befitting a European pala

Reviewed By MimL14 - Melbourne, Australia

My daughter and I booked a tour at the Visitor Information Centre for 11.00am Sundays. $15 adult and $10 seniors ticket. We met at the Cornish Miners statue. Our tour guide was very informative and with a small group we were able to hear all the history and information about this old building and with hand held screens we were also able to see old photos of the Town Hall and it's council rooms and ballroom now perfectly restored back to their original beauty. Great tour and the best thing there is no problem parking in Bendigo on a Sunday.

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