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You do not have to be a prisoner

Anyone can come in and look around. You cannot take photos in the court rooms, but you can take in... read more

Reviewed 17 August 2018
Melbourne, Australia
Historical British Architecture

This is a Court house where 3rd from the top. We visited here on our official tour hence most of... read more

Reviewed 12 May 2018
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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210 William St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Central Business District
+61 3 9603 9300
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Reviewed 17 August 2018

Anyone can come in and look around. You cannot take photos in the court rooms, but you can take in the serenity of the library and the grandeur of the old colonial architecture. The Library dome is impressive (inside and out) and I remember it...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 12 May 2018

This is a Court house where 3rd from the top. We visited here on our official tour hence most of the security checks and other procedures were taken care by the government. The building has great history behind, this is an old building still impressive....More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 23 February 2018

Good place to see for architecture. Have to get through security first though. It's an old building filled with character.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Merilyn_S_12
Reviewed 27 December 2017

The Supreme Court of Victoria was foundered in 1852 and the current building, built of bluestone from Malmsbury in the Classic Renaissance Revival style was built in 1884. It sits on the corner of Lonsdale and William Street and worth a view. It was not...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Oldjack
Reviewed 19 December 2017

This building is surprisingly accessible, something that in itself speaks of the "accessibility" of justice in lands with a Western Heritage. Once through the mandatory security checks the whole building is pretty well open access provided one obeys all the "no entry" signs. Taking a...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Graham N
Reviewed 23 September 2017

The Supreme Court of Victoria is the superior court of the State of Victoria. The Supreme Court handles common law and equity matters, with unlimited jurisdiction within trhe State of Victoria.The court was established in 1852, shortly after Victoria separated from New South Wales. The...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Jeffry B
Reviewed 30 August 2017

From a distance this building is imposing and up close you stand there is awe of its size and brilliance in architecture. The Supreme court was built in the 1880's. You have to time it for a tour as only small groups are taken through...More

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank Nunngo
Reviewed 2 May 2017

This superior court in Victoria, Australia has faced calls from its previous Chief Justice, Marilyn Warren for its replacement. Thankfully governments ignored her as the building in Renaissance style that was finished in the 1880s is far more interesting than the c.1994 Country Court building...More

Date of experience: April 2017
2  Thank Victorianlad
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

not always available for tours bit worth checking out when is. you need to register in advance for free tours on website. also open for tours during law week,history week and Melbourne open house event.

Date of experience: December 2016
2  Thank JohnG3121
Reviewed 24 May 2016

The massive Supreme Court of Victoria building complex faces into William Street, with the main entrance near the William St-Lonsdale St corner. Construction was completed in the 1880s. It is hard to get a sense of the structure if you're standing on the pavement below...More

Date of experience: May 2016
2  Thank Alys-Schatzi
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Central Business District
Full of discovery and delight, Melbourne’s laneways
tease the imagination long after you’ve put your weary
feet up to rest. They weave through the heart of the
city: cafes, bars, restaurants and boutiques,
throbbing with conversation and espresso coffee. You
never quite know what you’ll find around the next
corner: cobblestone alleys, old beer barrel hoists and
even vats of simmering organic soup. There is the air
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17 July 2017|
Response from Victorianlad | Reviewed this property |
There are not any tours of which I am aware, but from 0930 or 1030 (depending on the individual court) you can quietly sit in a courtroom (often the public gallery is very close to the judge on the ground floor; if it is a... More