Government House is the official residence of the Governor of Victoria, and is located in the precincts of the Botanical Gardens.
Melbourne''s Government House is in the style known as Italianate and is one of the finest examples of this type of architecture in Australia. Built during the gold rush, it is said to be the grandest house in Victoria.
Tours of the state apartments of Government House commence from La Trobe''s Cottage (corner Birdwood Avenue and Dallas Brooks Drive, South Yarra) Monday, and Wednesday subject to availability and through advance booking only.
Did you know? In the olden days, a way of showing your wealth was in the height of the skirting boards in your house - those of Government House are over 18 inches high!Visit Website
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