guided tour of House of Representatives Chamber

A guided tour is a great way to explore this iconic building and learn about the Australian Parliament. Parliament House offers a range of tours including daily tours of the building, private tours and seasonal tours — for example tours of the private gardens during Floriade.

For general tour enquiries, please call 02 6277 5085 or email

To find out how to make a booking please refer to the details for the tour you are interested in below.

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

Free guided tours of Parliament House run five times daily from 9.30am, 11am, 1pm, 2pm and 3.30pm. Tours run for 45 minutes during non-sitting periods and 30 minutes during sitting periods.

Tours are offered on a first in first served basis and a maximum of 40 people is allowed on each tour. Please note the tour schedule may change occasionally due to Parliamentary events.

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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

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Private tours

Image of Members' Hall

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

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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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