A combined tour of La Trobe’s Cottage and Government House is held each Monday and Thursday from 10am to 2pm.

What the tour includes

The tour is led by the National Trust and starts and ends at La Trobe’s Cottage.

The tour of Government House includes the Ballroom, State Dining Room, State Drawing Room, the Billiard Room, the 19th-century kitchen, and the Hopetoun Stables.


Adult $18

Concession $13

Child $10

Entrance fees are used by the National Trust to maintain La Trobe’s Cottage.

Book a tour

Tours are held each Monday and Thursday from 10am to 12pm.

You need to book at least two weeks ahead.

To book a tour, call the National Trust on 03 9656 9889 or email: bookings@nattrust.com.au.

On the day of the tour

  • Wear casual clothes with sensible footwear
  • Bring photo ID (for example a passport, drivers licence or student ID)
  • The tour starts at La Trobe’s Cottage - check in at 9.45am
  • Entry will involve passing through a security checkpoint and inspection of bags at Government House.
visitors viewing painting of Queen Elizabeth II at Government House
A National Trust tour at Government House

Where we are

Getting there

Metro Tunnel disruptions

Check the Metro Tunnel website for transport disruptions as part of the tunnel works.

Public transport

You are encouraged to take public transport:

  • La Trobe’s Cottage is about a 30-minute walk from Flinders Street Station  
  • Take the St Kilda Road/Coventry Street tram - routes 3/3a, 5, 6, 8, 16, 64, 67 and 72 - and get off at the Domain Interchange/St Kilda Road. Then walk 600m along Dallas Brooks Drive to La Trobe’s Cottage.


There is metered parking on Linlithgow and Birdwood Avenues, but there may be limited availability.

Cancellation of tour

Tours may be cancelled for operational reasons. If this occurs, the National Trust will give you as much notice as possible.

More information

Visit the National Trust of Australia website.