Parkes is a non-residential suburb of the Canberra Central district. Parkes contains the Parliamentary Triangle and many of the national monuments of Australia’s capital city. It was named in honour of Sir Henry Parkes, one of the founders of the Australian Constitution. Within Parkes you will find the National Gallery of Australia, The National Library, The Treasury building, The High Court of Australia and Old Parliament House to name a few.

Quick Facts

Parkes is a suburb of Canberra in Australian Capital Territory. It is located approximately 2kms from the capital Canberra covering an area of 3.069 square kilometres. Parkes has a recorded population of 5 residents and is within the Australian Eastern Daylight Time zone Australia/Sydney.

If you are planning a visit to Parkes we’ve put together some of the things nearby that you can see or do while you are here. These include, places to stay, tours and attractions, some upcoming events and places where you can grab a meal. Go ahead, try one of the buttons above. Every destination has something worth seeing so start exploring… If you know Parkes and think we’ve missed something, let us know and we’ll share it here.