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Visit Australian Parliament House this summer

A guide talks to visitors in the Senate Chamber.

Welcome to the Parliament House summer program. Join us for a free film screening, explore our new Parliament House LEGO display, see special art exhibitions, take one of our popular guided tours and enjoy a visit to Queen’s Terrace Café.


For a delicious sweet treat, fantastic coffee and great bistro meals visit Queen’s Terrace Café, open every day of the year (except Christmas Day).

Try our new summer menu including:

A crab cake on top of a salad.

Bistro meals

  • Nachos, Bentspoke braised pork, wild lime chili ginger, sour cream
  • Vanella burrata, slow-roast pear, baby rocket, walnut dukkah, Linrah vinaigrette (contains nuts, low gluten, vegetarian)
  • Shaved lamb salad, Meredith’s goats’ cheese, Gooda creek mushroom, snow pea, macadamia (low gluten)
  • Blue swimmer crab cake, lemon myrtle, radish, beetroot, butter lettuce pictured   
A summer trio of treats from the Queen's Terrace Cafe.

Sweet treats

  • Summer trio of treats:  wattle seed fig cream tart (low gluten), taste of lamington, APH chocolate honey comb (low gluten) pictured
  • Selection of cakes/tarts/slices/muffins
A selection of savoury and sweet treats from the Summer High Tea menu

High tea

Available on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays only. 

$35.00 per person includes tea (T2) or coffee (Lonsdale Street Roasters)
$45.00 per person includes a glass of Gallagher Sparkling Duet and tea (T2) or coffee (Lonsdale Street Roasters)

Bookings essential

Call: 02 6277 5239




Olive-cucumber savoury macaron (vegetarian)
Quail egg benedict, black truffle
Asparagus, tahini, seeds, miso (vegetarian)
Smoked kingfish, wild lime caviar (dairy free, low gluten)


Pistachio matcha choux (contains nuts, vegetarian)
Lemon coconut indulgence (low gluten, vegetarian)
Taste of lamington (vegetarian)
Wattle seed fig cream tart (low gluten, vegetarian)
Pecan crumble scones, APH jam and cream (contains nuts, vegetarian)


Visit Parliament House this summer school holidays and enjoy free film screenings.

Location: Theatre, level 1
Cost: Free

Mumble the penguin from the film Happy Feet

Happy Feet (G), run time 1h 48m

Tue 8 Jan, 10.00am
No booking required

Penguins from the film Happy Feet 2

Happy Feet 2 (G), run time 1h 40m

Tue 8 Jan, 2.00pm
No booking required

Babe the pig from the film Babe

Babe (G), run time 1h 31m

Tue 15 Jan, 10.00am
No booking required

Characters from the film Babe: Pig in the City

Babe 2: Pig in the City (G), run time 1h 37m

Tue 15 Jan, 2.00pm
No booking required

Bernie and Rusty seated with two dogs from the documentary film BackTrack Boys

The Backtrack Boys (MA), run time 1h 40m

Tue 22 Jan, 10.00am and 2.00pm
No booking required

Characters from the series Secret City in front of Australian Parliament House

Secret City (M), run time 6 episodes x 49m

Fri 11 Jan, 10.00am–5.00pm
Bookings required: Email or call 02 6277 5399


Visitors speaking with a guide at the front desk in the Marble Foyer

Explore Parliament House on a guided tour. Check out the latest information on our free and paid tours.


The House of Representatives made from LEGO

Check out the latest free exhibitions at Parliament House and make sure you catch a glimpse of our new Parliament House LEGO display.


Jewellery, artwork, chocolate, ceramics and silk scarves available from The Parliament Shop

For the perfect gift for family and friends visit The Parliament Shop for a great selection of books, ceramics, toys, treats, jewellery and much more.