Bring your school to Parliament
More than 100,000 school students get first-hand knowledge of democracy and lawmaking on a visit to Parliament House every year.
Australian primary and secondary schools can participate in Parliament’s School Visit Program. Subject to availability, students can experience:
- a one hour comprehensive guided tour, including the House of Representatives and Senate chambers and parliamentary exhibits;
- a one hour Parliamentary Education Office (PEO) hands-on education program; and
- a half hour break in the Queen’s Terrace Gallery with the opportunity to meet your member of parliament dependant on their availability.
School tours are available 9am–4pm Monday to Friday between 1 February and mid-December, excluding public holidays. Program times are approximate.
Agents booking on behalf of schools must complete and email a separate booking form for each school booking request. Emails with multiple requests attached will not be accepted.
A booking by an agent will not be finalised until the school confirms. Schools will be forwarded a copy of all booking confirmations.
Group size limits
The maximum number of visitors per gallery is fifty students and five adults. If the requested numbers exceed the maximum, the bookings team will divide school groups into smaller groups to meet this requirement.
If more than the confirmed numbers arrive for the school visit, the additional students will not be able to participate.
Booking cancellations must be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org and include confirmation of the cancellation in writing by the school.
Changes to bookings must be notified to the Serjeant-at-Arms’ Office as soon as possible by emailing email@example.com.
Duty of care
To participate in Parliament House education programs, your students must be accompanied by a teacher. The accompanying adult is encouraged to have their WWVP card and retains duty of care for all students at all times while at Parliament House.