Daily offerings

 guided tour of House of Representatives Chamber

Welcome to Parliament House tour (free)

This free tour is a great way to learn about some of the features of Parliament House with one of our friendly guides.

Times: 9.30am, 11.00am, 1.00pm, 2.00pm, and 3.30pm every day (except Christmas)

Duration: 35 minutes


In-depth tours (paid)

Every day visitors can choose from a range of paid tours that explore the work, building, people and stories of Parliament House in more detail.  

Parliamentary sitting days:

On days when Parliament is sitting these tours will take-in key highlights in the public spaces of the building. Get more out of your visit by combining an in-depth tour with a visit to Question Time to see Parliament in action.

Times: 10.00am, 12.00 noon, and 3.00pm every day (except Christmas)

Duration: 55 minutes

Cost:  Adults $15, Concession/Child $10

Non-sitting days:

When Parliament is not sitting paid tours go behind the scenes, providing a special opportunity to explore some of the building’s private spaces. ‘Behind the scenes’ tours are only available on non-sitting days.

Times: 10.00am, 12.00 noon, and 3.00pm every day (except Christmas)

Duration: 55 minutes

Cost: $25, Concession/Child: $20


For more information before you visit please contact Visitor Services on (02) 6277 5399 or


Current paid tours:

The following paid tours will be offered over the coming months please check the website for more details.

Feel the Heritage tour: Discover how the building’s impressive architecture is symbolic of our national identity.  Learn about the design process and how this magnificent building is maintained so that it may continue to be the home of Australia’s Parliament for many years to come. Heritage Festival Program

To our last man and our last shilling — Parliament at War: World War 1 touched the lives of nearly all Australians, including those who served our Parliament. Explore the impact of the war on Parliament, its work, its people who served and its work today during conflict.

Magna Carta — Everything you need to know and more: Australian Parliament House is home to one of only two original copies of Inspeximus 1297 Magna Carta held outside of the United Kingdom. Discover how this Magna Carta made the journey to Australia on this fun family tour. 

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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Private tours

Great Hall

Private tours of the building are available to members of the public and visiting tour groups.  If you are visiting with a larger group or would like a more personalised experience we recommend that you consider pre-booking a private tour. Special interest tours led by specialist staff may also be available at the time of your visit. Pre-booking is required for all private tours. A minimum of 20 people is required for private tours. Please submit a private tour booking form to 

Duration: 60 minutes


Tour led by Visitor Services Officers:

Weekdays during regular business hours:  $25 per person

Weekends and after hours:  $30 per person

Tour led by specialist staff (e.g. landscape gardener, heritage officer, art curator, etc.):

Non-sitting weekdays during regular business hours:  $30 per person

Weekends and after hours:  $60 per person


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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

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