Mandatory Attractions to Visit

Below are the mandatory institutions that your students need to participate in to be eligible for PACER. Once booked either the booking forms or the confirmed itinerary needs to be attached to your application.

Parliament House

Parliament House offers a one hour Guided Tour which includes a visit to both chambers and where possible partake in the Parliamentary Education Program which is a role-play program that gives students an opportunity to explore the four main functions of the parliament.

Booking Information

To arrange your school tour, visit the School Tours page on the Australian Parliament House website.

Old Parliament House

Old Parliament House is the site of two national institutions, the Museum of Australian Democracy and the National Electoral Education Centre. Schools can choose to book a program at either the Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House and/or the National Electoral Educational Centre.

Booking Information

To make a booking at the Museum of Australian Democracy, please email or phone (02) 6270 8282 to speak to a bookings officer.

If you wish to make a booking at the National Electoral Education Centre (NEEC) please phone 1800 020 067 and speak to the bookings officer. For more information about the NEEC please visit the NEEC website.

The Australian War Memorial

The goal of the Australian War Memorial is to remember, interpret and understand the Australian experience of war and its enduring impact on Australian society.

Booking Information

Onsite education programs can be booked online by clicking here. For assistance please email or phone (02) 6243 4268 (after 9 am weekdays) to speak to the Bookings Officer.

If in the event that Old Parliament House is fully booked, (we need evidence of this in writing) then you can choose an Optional Attractions as per below (please send booking confirmation):


  • Government House
  • High Court of Australia
  • National Archives of Australia
  • National Portrait Gallery (students must participate in a civics and citizenship education program)
  • National Museum of Australia (students must participate in a civics and citizenship education program)