Trades Hall Tour

Princes Hill Community Centre and The Carlton Community History Group under the guidance of the Trades Hall Council Staff, present a tour of Victoria’s Trades Hall in Lygon Street, Carlton. Come and hear the unique stories behind the famous campaigns and victories.

Victoria’s Trades Hall, rising grandly from the northern edge of the Melbourne CBD, is a national treasure and a symbol of the aspirations of the Australian people. For over 150 years the Trades Hall building has given form to dreams of a better life for working people and their families. It is the birthplace of organised labour in Australia, and the campaign headquarters of the world’s first 8-hour day, the campaign against conscription in WWI, the “Green Bans” of the 1970s, the struggle for equal pay, and the Marriage Equality “YES!” campaign. Walk in the footsteps of John Curtin, Zelda D’Aprano, Bob Hawke and other giants of labour history, and be inspired by the stories of our movement. Share your experiences and stories with new found friends.

Event date

Event Details

54 Lygon Street, Carlton, Victoria

Meet in the foyer of Trades Hall at 3pm.



Entry fees:
Adults $ 25
Prebooking required
Attendance limit:
Less than 50
Onsite facilities:
Other things
you need to know:
Meet in the foyer at 3pm before the start of the tour.