What are Parliamentary Departments?

There are four Parliamentary Departments each of which provides support for the working of Parliament.

Parliamentary Service Legislation and Publications contains the Parliamentary Service legal framework and other Parliamentary Service publications. 

Parliament House Calendar

April 2018

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
1 Public holiday2 Public holiday345 Other67
89101112 House of Representatives1314
151617 Other18 Other1920 Senate21
22232425 Public holiday262728
2930 Senate12345
  • Senate
  • House of Representatives
  • Both
  • Public Holiday
  • Other
29 Mar 18
Behind the Scenes tour
1 Apr 18
Easter Sunday
2 Apr 18
Easter Monday

Parliamentary Departments

  • Department of the Senate

    The Department of the Senate provides the Senate, its committees, the President of the Senate and Senators with a broad range of advisory and support services related to the exercise of the legislative power of the Commonwealth.

  • Department of Parliamentary Services

    The Department of Parliamentary Services provides a wide range of diverse services and facilities to ensure that the Parliament functions effectively. These include research, library services, television and radio broadcasting, Hansard transcripts, central computing facilities and services, telecommunications and all aspects of the maintenance and security of the building and precincts.

  • Department of the House of Representatives

    The Department of the House of Representatives provides services to support the efficient conduct of the House of Representatives, its committees and certain joint committees as well as a range of services and facilities for Members in Parliament House.

  • Parliamentary Budget Office

    The role of the Parliamentary Budget Office is to inform the Parliament by providing independent and non-partisan analysis of the budget cycle, fiscal policy and the financial implications of proposals.

Other Parliamentary Resources