Government House
La Trobe's Cottage

Government House and La Trobe's Cottage Tour

Tour operated by: Government House and La Trobe's Cottage Tours

Address: La Trobe's Cottage, Corner Birdwood Avenue and Dallas Brooks Drive, Melbourne, Victoria 3000

Phone: 03 9656 9804  


Guided tours of Government House from La Trobe's Cottage have returned.

The tours provide a tangible link between the pre-gold rush and Marvellous Melbourne, giving a fascinating insight into the contract between the two properties and the eras they represent.

Although still a working residence today, Government House tours may include the grand State Rooms, the Billiard Room and a visit 'below stairs' to the old kitchens and mews.

Bookings are essential.

Tour pricing information (GST included)

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With valid Concession Card




National Trust Member

With valid National Trust Membership


Cancellation and booking policy

Please Note: As Government House is the working residence and is a fully operational building, the Office of the Governor reserves the right to cancel tours. Names are to be provided of all Guests attending, photo ID required on the day.

Days of operation

Tours run most Mondays and Thursdays

Departure details: 01/01/14 - 31/12/14

Mon: 10:00am - 12:00pm

Thu: 10:00am - 12:00pm

Tour starting location

La Trobe's Cottage

Tour highlights

Government House

Mode of transport

  • Walk


  • Guided walks


  • Walking


  • Guide


  • English

Combined tours of Government House and La Trobe's Cottage provide a fascinating insight into the contrast between the two properties and the eras they represent. Visitors will have the opportunity to visit the grand State Rooms, Billiard Room and look 'below stairs' to the old kitchen and mews.

Please note that bookings are essential and all tours must be booked in groups of four.

For Government House tours names of all guests must be provided in advance and photo ID is required on the day. As Government House is a working residence and a fully operational building, tours may need to be cancelled or rescheduled. Areas visited may also vary.

Tours depart from La Trobe's Cottage.

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