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Behind the scenes at Parliament House tour

About the tour

These tours give you an in-depth look at the work of The House and the people who work behind the scenes. We explore the political process, share stories of the art and furniture collections and the architecture, and we discuss the landscape that shapes Parliament House.

Go behind the security doors and walk the corridors of power where the political conversations are had. See the spaces our Parliamentarians work, walk through the courtyards, halls and meeting spaces to learn about the building’s design and architecture.

We recommend that you arrive at least 20 minutes before your tour for screening and check-in. All tours run subject to the operational needs of the Parliament.

10% discount in The Parliament Shop

Participants in any paid tour or event can take advantage of a 10% discount in The Parliament Shop on the day of the tour or event.

Photo ID required for this tour

Please note that, for security purposes, all participants must present photo identification and ticket confirmation to join any behind the scenes tours or events. In the event you do not have these, you will be unable to participate. Under 16s do not need photo ID but must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

  • Valid ID

Image: Tom Roberts (1856–1931) Opening of the First Parliament of the Commonwealth of Australia by H.R.H. The Duke of Cornwall and York (Later King George V), May 9, 1901 (detail), 1903, oil on canvas. On permanent loan to the Parliament of Australia from the British Royal Collection. Image courtesy of the Parliament House Art Collection, Canberra, ACT and the Royal Collection Trust. © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2016. Photography by Auspic.

Runs daily on non-sitting days
2019 Parliamentary sitting calendar

10.00am, 12 noon, 3.00pm

55 minutes

$15 per person

More information
Call Visitor Services on 02 6277 5399

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