Legislative Assembly for the ACT

Galleries, Museums and Collections

The ACT Legislative Assembly is Australia’s youngest legislature.

From 1938, when the ACT was officially formed, until 1989, Canberra was administered by the Federal Government. Now Canberra residents elect their own assembly of 25 members.

They’re the only Australian parliament responsible for both territory and local government functions, including health, education, economic development and tourism.

Join a free public tour of the Assembly building,

Tours run on Thursdays at 1pm from the Assembly foyer and offer an insight into the history of self-government in the ACT. Experience the gravitas of the chamber, visit committee rooms, and see items of the Assembly’s locally significant art collection.

On sitting Thursdays, you can stay to watch question time at 2pm.

Bookings are not required for individuals/ small groups. Contact them for dedicated tours for medium/large groups.


Conference/Convention Facilities Enquiry Desk Non Smoking Parents Room

Internet Access

Free Wifi

Disabled Assistance

Disabled access available


Free Entry

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