Legislative Assembly for the ACT

Legislative Assembly for the ACT

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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.


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

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

COSTS

Free

ACCESSIBILITY

Disabled access available, contact operator for details

Location

Legislative Assembly for the ACT

196 London Circuit, Canberra City, Australian Capital Territory, Australia

Reviews

TripAdvisor traveller rating

BASED ON 10 REVIEWS

Ranked #213 of 223 things to do in Canberra on TripAdvisor

“Why would you go there”

Reviewed on 08/02/2016

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.

Review by

ca460

“It Must be Awful to Work Here.”

Reviewed on 26/01/2016

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...

Review by

roemanner

“Full of glorified councillors pretending to be parliamentarians”

Reviewed on 26/01/2016

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

Review by

JohnH255057

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