Legislative Assembly for the ACT's entrance

Legislative Assembly for the ACT

The ACT Legislative Assembly is the youngest legislature in Australia.

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 17 members.

The ACT Legislative Assembly is the only Australian Parliament responsible for both territory and local government functions, including health, education, economic development and tourism.

Visitors are welcome to visit the Assembly building to learn about important historical changes since self-government began, and how the system works.

The Assembly owns a collection of locally significant art, and hosts exhibitions in its public exhibition room.

DETAILS

OPENING HOURS

Weekdays: 8:30am to 5pm. Later on sitting days, when the public entrance remains open while proceedings are underway in the chamber. Check the Sitting Calendar on their website for dates

ENTRY COSTS

Free

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Ranked #183 of 197 things to do in Canberra on TripAdvisor

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Why would you go there

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I am not sure why anybody would want to go here. There are so many other places in Canberra to go that are actually interesting - the national museum, John Knight Memorial Park, the charnwood shops.

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It Must be Awful to Work Here.

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This is one of those government buildings that require total destruction. It won't happen because there is already a movement at hand to "preserve" it as a "heritage" building when the ACT government...

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Full of glorified councillors pretending to be parliamentarians

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Dont waste your time. Visiting a local kindergarten will see better behaved people with better concepts of life than these jokers.

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