Visitor Events


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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.

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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.

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Spring tea

Saturday 13 September & 4 October

Celebrate spring with a special tea in the picturesque garden courtyards.

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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.

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Exhibitions and Conferences

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Lectures, seminars, exhibitions, conferences and other events to promote understanding of the Senate and the Parliament. 

House of Representatives

Presentations and Seminars

2013 Seminar Program

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.


Happenings in the House

About the House

About the House Magazine

About the House magazine packed with the latest news, reports and features about the work of the House of Representatives.

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