Government House

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Government House information

Melbourne , Australia
Kings Domain
South Yarra
+61 3 9656 9804
Getting there
Bus: Tourist Shuttle
Tram: 1, 3, 5, 6, 8, 16, 64, 67, 72
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tour adult/child $18/10
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On the outer edge of the Botanical Gardens, the Italianate-style Government House was built in 1872 and has been the residence of all serving Victorian governors since. A replica of Queen Victoria’s palace on England’s Isle of Wight, as well as being the royal pied-à-terre, the house and gardens are also used for an array of state functions and celebrations. Book well in advance to take the National Trust's two-hour tour on Monday and Thursday.

Also included in the tour is Governor La Trobe's Cottage , the original Victorian government house sent out from the mother country in prefabricated form in 1840.