How can I contact my local Member?
How do I find out about the work of the House?
What are the sitting times of the House?
What are the standing and sessional orders?
The standing orders are the formal rules of procedure adopted by the House to regulate its proceedings. The sessional orders are formal temporary rules of procedure which in most cases expire at the end of a session, usually when the House is dissolved for a general election.
What is a quorum?
What is the House doing?
When is the House sitting?
Where can I find information on the parliamentary international program?
Where can I find more information about the House of Representatives and the Parliament?
The House has a series of infosheets that provide information on the House.
The website’s search engine may be more useful for locating specific items of information.
Seminars are conducted on the operations of the House, which are open to anyone on payment of a fee.
Where can I get a copy of legislation?
Where can I look at a copy of the Constitution?
Who is my local Member?
If you know the name of federal electoral division in which you live, you can use it to find your local Member on the Contacting Senators and Members website.
If you do not know the name of the electoral division in which you live, you can find it, and the name of your local Member, on the Australian Electoral Commission website.
Why is the House of Representatives Chamber green?
Green is the colour traditionally used by the British House of Commons, and the Australian House of Representatives followed that tradition when the old Parliament House was being built and furnished in 1926-7. The shades of green selected in the present Chamber represent the grey-green tones of native eucalypts.