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. School tours including Parliamentary Education Office programs are scheduled between 9.00 am and 5.00 pm Monday to Friday, excluding public holidays and the middle of December to the 1st February.

Note: The school bookings office is closed public holidays and over the Christmas/New Year period.

Booking conditions


Bookings for: Open from:
February 2016 1 February 2015
March 2016 1 March 2015
April 2016 1 April 2015
May 2016 1 May 2015
June 2016 1 June 2015
July 2016 1 July 2015
August 2016 1 August 2015
September 2016 1 September 2015
October 2016 1 October 2015
November 2016 1 November 2015
December 2016 1 December 2015


To submit a booking request, open the School Booking Request Form (PDF 65KB), complete and email to To complete the form you may either type in the information or print a blank form to then fill out by hand. Booking requests will be processed as they are received in date and time order. If your preferred date and times are not available, the school bookings office will contact you to offer alternatives.

Further inquiries can be made by emailing, calling 1800 646 337 (free call) or 02 6277 4570.

We look forward to welcoming school groups to Parliament House.

To assist with planning your school visit, please see the public liability certificate (PDF 129KB) and risk assessment statement (PDF 163KB).

Coach and Bus Parking

After entering the underground car park coach/buses must proceed through the boom gates to collect a parking ticket, then turn right to park in the designated coach/bus parking bays. Drivers will be required to validate the parking ticket at the Parliament House Shop, which is located in the Parliament House foyer. This will allow coaches/buses with more than twelve seats to be exempt from paying for parking. Upon leaving insert validated ticket into booth at the exit boom gate.

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