School Tours

More than 100,000 students visit Parliament House each year as part of organised school visits. While in Parliament House students can participate in the Parliamentary Education Program for 1 hour, participate in a guided tour which includes a visit to both Chambers, and enjoy refreshments in the hospitality area provided by the Parliament. 

The School Visits Program is managed by the Serjeant-at-Arms' Office. Inquiries about the Program can be made by telephoning 1800 646 337 (free call) or 02 6277 4570 or emailing To book please complete the School Booking form and fax to 02 6277 8416.

Parliament House school bookings dates

Please note that:

Bookings for Open from
Monday 6 July to Friday 31 July 2015 Monday 30 June 2014
Monday 3 August to Friday 28 August 2015 Monday 28 July 2014
Monday 31 August to Friday 2 October 2015 Monday 25 August 2014
Monday 5 October to Friday 30 October 2015 Monday 29 September 2014
Monday 2 November to Friday 18 December 2015 Monday 27 October 2014
No school visits for January  
February 2016 1 February 2015
March 2016 1 March 2015
  and so on …

Requests for bookings should be emailed to in accordance with the Schedule of School Booking Dates. Please use our booking form (PDF 55KB) to ensure fast and accurate processing of bookings. 

Booking requests will be processed as they are received in date and time order. If the date and time sought are not available, our team will come back to you and offer alternatives.

The current arrangements for school bookings will continue as follows:

We look forward to welcoming school groups to Parliament House.

To assist with planning your excursion please see the public liability certificate and risk assessment statement for visiting school groups.

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