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. Book your tour for Question Time to see the country’s elected politicians making decisions on behalf of the nation.

Take a guided tour, visit the popular Queen's Terrace Cafe, and see an impressive collection of Australian art including one of the world’s largest tapestries.

Like the Facebook 'Visit Australian Parliament House' page for up-to-date information, or check our website for changes to our opening hours.
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    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 3811 REVIEWS

Ranked #9 of 224 things to do in Canberra on TripAdvisor

Awards

  • Travelers Choice 2021

“Interesting - Remember to book!”

Reviewed on 14/08/2021

We got to parliament house on opening time, so there was hardly anyone there which was great as it was quiet, we got to stroll around and see all the exhibits. We spent about 20 minutes walking...

Review by

Mimishat

“A must see”

Reviewed on 30/06/2021

This is a must see if in Canberra. However once you have seen it you won’t need to come back. Visited during Covid and the staff were all over restrictions and offering masks where needed. Beautiful...

Review by

Bbeecc131

“Seeing the Australian house of democracy”

Reviewed on 26/06/2021

Having the opportunity to go through the building by yourself and at your own pace makes the experience exceptional. Of course they are people overseeing all the visits but you can really wander...

Review by

hmvanooste

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