COVID-19 Statement by the Presiding Officers regarding Australian Parliament House access and operations

Issue date: Thursday, 11 February 2021

Following consultation between the Presiding Officers, parliamentary departments and relevant health officials, access arrangements to Australian Parliament House (APH) for the coming sitting fortnight will remain as they were for the first sitting week this year (2-4 February).

All parliamentarians and staff travelling to the ACT for parliamentary sitting weeks and other parliamentary commitments must apprise themselves of all COVID-19 requirements imposed by their home state or territory as well as the requirements of the ACT. These details may be updated so all travellers must regularly check for updated information.

In particular, those travelling from Victoria and Western Australia are reminded to regularly check their states’ health websites before travelling to the ACT in light of ongoing developments in these states.