Parliament House

Parliament House

Please note, while restrictions put in place to respond to COVID-19 are easing, there may be some changes to business-as-usual to keep workers and visitors safe. Please contact the business for the most up to date information, including opening times and social distancing measures.

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, visit the popular Queen's Terrace Cafe, 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.

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Please Note: As a precaution to help mitigate the risk posed by the COVID-19, we have temporarily ceased all public program activities including tours and school visits.

We will advise of any further changes via our website, and on our social media channels.

  • Children looking in the pond
    Australia's Parliament House
  • Image of a Visitor Services Officer assisting visitors to Parliament House
    A Visitor Services Officer greets guest to Parliament House
  • Image showing front view of Parliament House
    Parliament House
  • Image showing lighting projections on the front of Parliament House
    Parliament House - Enlighten Festival
  • Image of the House of Representatives chamber taken from the viewing gallery
    House of Representatives chamber
  • LEGO Senate Chamber
    LEGO Senate Chamber
  • LEGO House of Representatives Chamber
    LEGO House of Representatives Chamber

DETAILS

OPENING HOURS

Daily: 9 am - 5 pm. Check their website for available tour times.; Closed Christmas Day.

COSTS

Free

Location

Parliament House

Capital Hill, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia

Features

Cafe

Carpark

Conference/Function Facilities

Non Smoking Establishment

Parents Room

Restaurant

Reviews

TripAdvisor traveller rating

BASED ON 3763 REVIEWS

Ranked #8 of 223 things to do in Canberra on TripAdvisor

Awards

  • Certificate of Excellence 2020

“Worth the wait”

Reviewed on 17/09/2020

It’s taken 30 years to get here but the hour tour even with covid restrictions was informative. Stunning building & surrounds. Michael our tour guide was great in his delivery of details with a bit...

Review by

jetninet

“Architecture tour”

Reviewed on 12/09/2020

Absolutely highly recommended, small group, very knowledgeable guide (Kylie - thank you). Up to the roof of Parliament House- fantastic view

Review by

G5777MEdonnag

“Book the tour”

Reviewed on 15/08/2020

An amazing place to visit but make sure you pre book the tour otherwise it’s a waste of time. The guides are so knowledgeable

Review by

ChristieGemell

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