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Legislative Assembly for the ACT

Legislative Assembly for the ACT's entrance
Mace and law books
Legislative Assembly for the ACT entrance on Civic Square
Legislative Assembly for the ACT's entrance
Mace and law books
Legislative Assembly for the ACT entrance on Civic Square

Overview

The ACT Legislative Assembly is Australia's youngest legislature.

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 25 members.

They're the only Australian parliament responsible for both territory and local government functions, including health, education, economic development and tourism.

Join a free public tour of the Assembly building,

Tours run on Wednesdays at 1pm from the Assembly foyer and offer an insight into the history of self-government in the ACT. Experience the gravitas of the chamber, visit committee rooms, and see items of the Assembly's locally significant art collection.

On sitting Wednesdays, you can stay to watch question time at 2pm.

Bookings are not required for individuals/ small groups. Contact them for dedicated tours for medium/large groups.

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196 London Circuit, Canberra City, Australian Capital Territory, AustraliaGet Directions

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“Why would you go there”

TripAdvisor ratingReviewed 6yrs ago by ca460

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.”

TripAdvisor ratingReviewed 6yrs ago by roemanner

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”

TripAdvisor ratingReviewed 6yrs ago by JohnH255057

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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