Activities for Your Visit to Parliament House

Activities for Your Visit to Parliament House

Lying at the heart of our Nation’s Capital, lies the center of our democracy; Parliament House.

Here the Senate and House of Representatives sit, discussing and making the decisions that carve Australia’s path through history.

It is also one of PACER’s mandatory attractions to visit, including Old Parliament House and The Australian War Memorial.

In addition to the mandatory guided school tour, there are plenty of things to see and do during your visit.

This includes exploring the wonderful gardens, taking in the cutting edge architecture or watching the Senate or House of Representatives sit for Parliament.

To help you decide what to do, check out some activities to do during your visit, below;

1. Exhibitions at Parliament

Parliament House is home to a number of exhibitions and collections. Why not take a moment to explore and appreciate exhibitions such as former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd’s Apology to Australia’s Indigenous Peoples or The Magna Carter and collections such as, The Queens Vase or The Freedom of The City of Bristol. Whichever you choose, you are sure to learn something about Australia’s rich history.

2. Watch Question Time

Question Time—when Parliament scrutinises the work of the government—takes place on sitting days in both the House of Representatives and the Senate, and is a very popular time for people to visit. It usually starts at about 2pm in both houses.

On most sitting days, you can watch Question Time. There are 388 seats available for the public to view proceedings in the House of Representatives Public Galleries.

To book your Question Time ticket visit the Parliament House website here