About Parliament

The Opening of Parliament
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What is Parliament?

Parliament is the body that makes laws for Australia.  It has three distinct parts:  the House of Representatives, the Senate and the Queen (represented in Australia by the Governor-General).

Parliament House Calendar

November 2012

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
282930311 Both2 Other3
4567 Other8 Other910
1112 Other13 Other14 Other15 Other16 Other17
1819 Senate20 Senate21 Senate22 Senate23 Other24
2526 Both27 Both28 Both29 Both30 Other1
  • Senate
  • House of Representatives
  • Both
  • Public Holiday
  • Other

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