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Bring your school to Parliament



More than 100,000 school students get first-hand knowledge of democracy and lawmaking on a visit to Parliament House every year. Will your class be among them?


School tours are available 9am-5pm Monday to Friday between 1 February and mid-December, excluding public holidays.


All Australian primary and secondary schools can participate in Parliament's school tour program. Your class can experience a guided tour that includes visits to both chambers, and enjoy refreshments in the Queen's Terrace Gallery.


role play

Take your seat in the PEO chamber!

The Parliamentary Education Office (PEO) immersive learning program gives primary and secondary students hands-on experience of how our Parliament works to make Australia a better place to live.


By debating a bill in the House of Representatives or Senate, or conducting a committee of inquiry, students will get an engaging, fun and practical understanding of the role of the Australian Parliament and the work of members of Parliament.


Find out more about the program at the PEO website.

Bookings are essential

To organise a school visit, please download and complete the school booking form and email it to If you are filling in the form on a computer, please ensure you save the file before forwarding it to us.

Bookings are available on a 24-month rolling basis. Please see the booking schedule.

We process requests in the order they are received. If the requested date and time are not available, our team will contact you to offer alternatives.

Financial assistance

The Parliament and Civics Education Rebate (PACER) is an Australian Government initiative that provides some financial assistance for Australian students in Years 4 to 12 to travel to Canberra. Contact PACER for more information.


Contact us

School Visits Program

Serjeant-at-Arms office

More information


Parliamentary Education Program

Parliamentary Education Office

Email or call 02 6277 3147



School booking form (pdf)

Booking schedule

Booking conditions

Public Liability Certificate (pdf)

Risk Assessment (pdf)