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Government House

Government House is another important historic landmark in Melbourne. This grand manor was built in 1876 and at that time, was regarded as the most elegant house in Australia.

This beautiful and exquisite manor showcases old-style Italian architecture, magnificent artworks, grandly decorated reception rooms and antique furniture still in original condition.

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Visitors of all ages are welcome to take a tour and explore the manor’s exceptional styles and contrasting characteristics. As this house was built during the Victorian period, you’ll see a lot of Victorian-themed embellishments and designs.

History depicts that Government House was originally built for the first Governor of Melbourne, Charles Joseph La Trobe.

You will also notice the manor’s extensive parklands that surround the beautiful building. Visitors can tour the entire property; including the three main sections of the building: the ballroom, the south wing and the three-storey stateroom.

Government House is certainly a must-visit spot for every history buff visiting Melbourne. Visitors should also check out the adjoining Royal Botanic Gardens while in the area.


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  • I have a person with breathing problems & need to know Available car parks at Government House, & how far away is the car park from the Government House please. Many Thanks Sally

    • Hi Sally,

      Government House is located alongside the Royal Botanic Gardens and Kings Domain, therefore there is no parking up close to the mansion as cars are not permitted. You will need to walk approximately 150 metres uphill to get to Government House. Closest parking will be along Alexandra Avenue or Birdwood Avenue. If you have a disability sticker, you will be able to get a park a little closer.

      Best regards,

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