Flag raising ceremony
9.30am, Wednesday 3 September 2014
A flag raising ceremony will take place on the Forecourt of Parliament House to mark the occasion of Australian National Flag Day. Visitors are welcome to view the flag raising ceremony from designated areas on the Forecourt.
Spring glory courtyard tour
13 September – 11 October 2014
Take a behind the scenes tour of the private courtyards with one of our friendly guides.
The Melbourne Cup comes to Parliament House
Wednesday 3 September 2014
The 2014 Emirates Melbourne Cup Tour will be visiting Parliament House. A first in the 12 year history of the Cup Tour, visitors can avail themselves of the opportunity to get up close with the most famous sporting trophy in Australia.
The trophy, which is made of 18 carat gold and is valued at $175,000, will be on display in the Marble Foyer from 3.00pm to 5.30pm.
The trophy will be accompanied by Emirates Melbourne Cup Tour ambassadors, Des Gleeson (former chief steward for Racing Victoria) and John Marshall (1999 Melbourne Cup winning jockey). They will share their Melbourne Cup stories with those in attendance. All are encouraged to attend to capture the moment. And of course, remember to bring your camera or phone.
Meet the gardener tour
Every Sunday from 14 September to 5 October
Pick up tips from one of our experienced gardeners on this tour of the private gardens, and finish with tea in the Queen's Terrace Cafe.
Saturday 13 September & 4 October
Celebrate spring with a special tea in the picturesque garden courtyards.
Another bunch of flowers — special exhibition
19 August – 19 October 2014
You can spend your whole lifetime cleaning the house. I like watching the patina grow. If the house looks dirty, buy another bunch of flowers, is my advice – Margaret Olley
Be charmed by stunning floral-themed artworks from some of Australia's best-loved artists — including pieces rarely on public display.
Exhibitions and Conferences
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Through its seminar program, the House offers people interested in its work an opportunity to find out how the House actually works. Our seminars range from the basic to the very detailed – something for everyone.
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