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Rules in the Chamber Public Galleries

Visitors to Parliament House may view the proceedings of both the House of Representatives and the Senate from the Public Galleries in the Chambers whenever the Houses are in session. At other times when Parliament House is open visitors may visit the Public Galleries.

Visitors to the Chamber Galleries must:

             Undergo secondary security screening

             Place bags, hats, cameras, mobile telephones, iPods and other electrical equipment in the cloak room

             Be silent in the galleries; applause is not permitted during proceedings

             Not record, film or photograph proceedings or persons in the galleries

             Not disrupt proceedings

             Comply with instructions given by security staff


Failure to observe these instructions may result in removal from the galleries.