Tours

Go behind the scenes at Parliament House

A visit to Parliament House offers you the chance to be a part of democracy in action. Parliament House offers a variety of ways to experience the Parliament. These include access to the Chambers to watch Question Time and the ability to view historic documents like Magna Carta. In addition to these services Parliament House offers a dynamic experience just by visiting the building. The unique blend of impressive architecture, a stunning art collection and beautiful landscape makes Parliament House one Australia’s most significant and popular cultural attractions.

For general tour enquiries, please call 02 6277 5085 or email visitor.services@aph.gov.au

To find out how to make a booking please refer to the tour details provided below.

Behind the Scenes—Living Heritage Tours

Go behind the scenes at Parliament House

Discover the stories behind Parliament House on special tours during this year’s Canberra and Region Heritage Festival. Learn how the building’s impressive architecture is symbolic of our national identity and gain a rare view into private areas.

6-21 April 2014

More information

Bookings are essential, call 02 6277 5043 or email bookings@aph.gov.au

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School tours

School Tour

School tours of Parliament House are available to all Australian Primary and Secondary schools. For bookings and information on school programs, please click on the links below.

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Guided tours

Guided tour within the Senate Chamber

Public tours within Parliament House are free of charge and take place at 10.00am, 1.00pm and 3.00pm, seven days a week. During non-sitting periods guided tours run for 45 minutes and for 30 minutes during sitting periods. Guided tour numbers are limited and are provided on a first-come first-served basis.

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Customised tours

Great Hall

Customised tours are offered to visitors and guests who would like a personalised experience of Parliament House. A customised tour can be included as a special feature for your function. Tours can be catered to meet the needs and interests of your group and linked to function themes. Customised tours of Parliament House are at a cost of $9.50 per person and $5.00 per concession. Customised tours can be requested out of standard business hours at a cost of $15.00 per person. During sitting periods the cost of day tours is reduced to $5.00 per person, due to the reduced duration of the tour and the restricted access to the Chambers. The minimum cost of all customised tours is $80. Bookings are essential for all customised tours, please complete the customised tour booking form and submit it to visitorservices@aph.gov.au

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Private tours

Private tours are available to:

 

      • Guests of Members and Senators
      • Senior parliamentary staff and their guest

      • Guests of Government or Parliament as advised or sponsored by the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet’s Ceremonial and Hospitality Branch (CERHOS) and the International Community Relations Office (ICRO)

      • Embassies and High Commissions

      • Australian education institutions

      • Not for profit organisations

Please submit a completed private tour booking form to visitorservices@aph.gov.au

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Graduate tours

House of Representatives Chamber

Graduate tours are available to Government Department Graduate Programs, at a cost of $5.00 per Graduate. Graduate Tours are available 9.00am to 5.00pm Monday to Friday, including sitting and non-sitting periods. Minimum numbers apply. Bookings are essential, please complete the graduate tour booking form and submit it to visitor.services@aph.gov.au

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