Image showing front view of Parliament House

Parliament House

See democracy in action at Australia’s iconic Parliament House high on Capital Hill. During Question Time see the country’s elected politicians make the big decisions on behalf of the nation.

Take a guided tour, view historic documents and see an impressive collection of Australian art including one of the world’s largest tapestries based on an Arthur Boyd design.

A visit to the building’s roof provides one of the best views of Canberra and the opportunity to get up close to the building's iconic 81-metre high flag mast, one of the world's largest stainless steel structures.

DETAILS

OPENING HOURS

Daily: 9am - 5pm; Closed Christmas Day.

ENTRY COSTS

Free

TRIPADVISOR

TRIPADVISOR TRAVELLER RATING

Ranked #2 of 197 things to do in Canberra on TripAdvisor

AWARDS

Traveler's Choice

Certificate of Excellence 2016

TRIPADVISOR TRAVELLER REVIEWS

Visit to see PM

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We went to the old Parliament House first and then when to the new one straight after. We did the free tour and that was very interesting. The coffee shop upstairs is very nice as well to sit back...

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Definitely worth a visit

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We spent an enjoyable morning at Parliament House. We arrived at opening time and took the lift to the roof to look at the lawns down the front and back as well as the views. Next we joined the free...

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Unique

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Where else in the world can you walk on top of a parliament building? Be advised that entry into the actual building requires getting through airport-style security so make sure you haven't got any...

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FEATURES

  • Cafe
  • Carpark
  • Coach Parking
  • Conference/Convention Facilities
  • Non Smoking Establishment
  • Parents Room
  • Public Toilet
  • Restaurant
  • Shop