Conditions of entry
Visitors must go through security screening and inspection of personal possessions.
Prohibited or offensive implements, drugs, or other substances are not permitted and must be surrendered to the Parliamentary Security Service Officer.
Visitors must comply with any reasonable directions given by a Parliamentary Security Service Officer or member of the Australian Federal Police.
Facial identification may be required upon request by a Parliamentary Security Service Officer or member of the Australian Federal Police before entry.
Demonstrations or protests are not permitted within the parliamentary precinct. The Australian Parliament has a Demonstration Policy with which all visitors must comply.
Visitors to private areas must be accompanied and must present appropriate photo identification.
Be COVID Safe
Book a visit with us another time if you are feeling unwell. If you have visible symptoms you may be refused entry or restricted from participating in public gatherings.
All visitors other than business visitors must pre-book their visit.
Collection of contact information including name and phone number is required upon entry for all business visitors. Contact information for other visitors and school groups will be collected through the booking process.
Visitor numbers and occupancy limits are based on the most current public health authority advice and ACT Government requirements.
All visitors must maintain physical distancing (1.5 meters) and practice good hygiene at all times.
The COVID Safe Plan for Australian Parliament House provides further details about COVID Safe measures.
Security screening ensures a safe environment for both visitors and parliamentary staff. The time that this takes varies with the number of people waiting to come in, but please allow at least 15 minutes when planning your visit. If you require any assistance with the security screening process, please ask a Parliament House Security officer.
Please note that bicycles may not be brought through security screening and into Parliament House. Bike racks are available in the Forecourt Basement car park.
If you have any specific accessibility needs or concerns with security screening, please email or call us on 02 6277 5399 ahead of time so we can best accommodate your visit.
Smoking is not permitted in Parliament House.
Photos and video
You are welcome to take photos or video in the public areas of Parliament House, provided they are for private use and not for publication.
However, please note that no photography or filming of security arrangements or chamber proceedings is allowed. Please follow any direction provided by our friendly security staff.