Australian Parliament House Tours

Cultural and Theme Tours

Take a tour at Australian Parliament House and experience our robust democracy in action.

You’ll find some of Australia’s finest historical treasures and contemporary art on display throughout the building, and in our permanent and temporary exhibitions.

Parliament House is open 364 days a year, and you’re welcome at the meeting place of our nation.

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Discover the stories behind the building on a special 55min tour of Parliament House. Learn how the building’s impressive architecture is symbolic of the national identity and gain a rare view into private areas of the building.

These daily tours run at 10.00am, 12 noon and 3.00pm on non-sitting days only (except Christmas Day and when seasonal tours are running). Please visit the website for more information.

It is recommended that you arrive at least 20 minutes before your tour. For security purposes, all participants must present photo identification and ticket confirmation to join any behind the scenes tours . If you do not have these, you will be unable to participate.

Participants on a paid tour can take advantage of a 10% discount on any purchase from The Parliament Shop on the day of the tour.

Carpark Family Friendly Non Smoking Public Toilet

See the most significant features of Parliament House in the company of an expert guide.

Your tour will include:

– both chambers of Parliament (on non-sitting days)
– the Marble Foyer
– the Great Hall (subject to availability)
– Members Hall, and
– highlights of the Parliament House Art Collection.

We recommend that you arrive at least 20 minutes before your tour for screening and check-in.

Places are limited to 40 participants.

Carpark Family Friendly Non Smoking Public Toilet

Hear the stories of our Indigenous parliamentarians and staff, explore the site history of Parliament House, gain insights into how Australia’s First Peoples are participating in the nation’s democratic processes, and enjoy significant artworks from the Parliament House Art Collection by celebrated Indigenous artists.

The tour will look at the Great Hall Tapestry, The Great Hall Embroidery, The Barunga Statement, The Apology to Australia’s Indigenous Peoples, The Yirrkala Bark Petitions, recent portraiture commissions, and significant pieces from Indigenous artists from the Parliament House Art Collection.

‘Yeribee’ is the Ngunnawal word for ‘Walk’. The United Ngunnawal Council of Elders have kindly allowed us to use the word as the name of our tour.

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.

Carpark Family Friendly Non Smoking Public Toilet

Enjoy once-in-a-lifetime, below-decks and behind-the-scenes access to Australian Parliament House, along with a fine dining experience.

Visitors will build an understanding of architect Romaldo Giurgola’s unique vision—from its European origins to its Australian materials and interpretation that caps Walter Burley-Griffin’s Canberra plan.

In-house chefs will prepare a High Tea with seasonal offerings, and a sampler of local Canberra-region wines (or beers, if that’s more to your taste). Walk away with stories of your exclusive look at one of the country’s lesser-known but most significant art and furniture collections, as well as a gift tote bag including Interwoven by Pamille Berg on the commissioned art and craft of Australian Parliament House and a bottle of Parliamentary Librarian’s Gin produced exclusively for us by McHenry’s Distillery, Port Arthur. Your day finishes with a tasting of our in-house gin (and tonic) and some tasty delicacies.

We recommend that you arrive at least 20 minutes before your tour for screening and check-in.

Carpark Family Friendly Non Smoking Public Toilet

Rates

Free Entry

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