Visit Canberra and watch Parliament
See the House of Representatives and Senate proceedings from the public galleries.
Watch Question Time
Question Time is when Parliament scrutinises the work of the government. It usually starts at 2 pm on sitting days and is popular with visitors.
House of Representatives Question Time
Book a ticket by calling the Serjeant-at-Arms’ Office on 02 6277 4889 during business hours or before 12:30 pm if booking on the day. Do tell us if you have special medical, access or religious needs.
Collect tickets between 12:45 pm and 1:30 pm from the cloakroom on the first floor. After this time, empty seats will be given to walk-in visitors.
Senate Question Time
You don’t need to book to watch Question Time in the Senate.
Watch parliamentary committees
Committees thoroughly examine current issues and legislation to report on their findings. Feel free to watch any public committee hearings that are underway while you’re here.
More information about committees