Powers, practice and procedure

  • House of Representatives Practice (6th Edition)

    The comprehensive and authoritative text on the procedure and practice of the House of Representatives. This 6th Edition was published in September 2012.

    Editions 1 to 5 of House of Representatives Practice (published 1981, 1987, 1997, 2001 and 2005) are also available from the House of Representatives Practice page.

  • Standing Orders

    The rules of procedure, updated as at 14 November 2013.

    Resolutions relating to the operation of the House are published in the standing orders.

  • Guide to Procedures

    A concise introduction to the procedures of the House of Representatives, intended for participants in and observers of proceedings in the Chamber of the House and the Federation Chamber. This 5th Edition was published in February 2014.

  • Procedural Digest

    A record of selected procedural events in the House of Representatives Chamber and the Federation Chamber. It includes Speaker's rulings, precedents and unusual situations.

  • Infosheets

    This series of 22 Infosheets contains detailed information about the workings of the House. The information is suitable for students and people who want to know more about how the Parliament works.

  • Publications for sale

    House of Representatives Practice (6th Edition), Guide to Procedures and Standing Orders are available to purchase.

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Committee information

Further information about House of Representatives Committees and Joint Committees managed by the House of Representatives. 

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Research and Education

This page contains links to a range of information and educational resources related to the work of the Parliament.

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