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National Electoral Education Centre

Students counting votes in a mock election
Touchscreens displaying the DemocraCity game
Woman playing touchscreen game in DemocraCity
Welcome to the National Electoral Education Centre entrance sign
'This way to vote' sign
Polling place set up for students to vote
Students counting votes in a mock election
Touchscreens displaying the DemocraCity game
Woman playing touchscreen game in DemocraCity
Welcome to the National Electoral Education Centre entrance sign
'This way to vote' sign

Overview

Experience Australia’s federal electoral system and the power of Australia’s democracy at the National Electoral Education Centre by the Australian Electoral Commission, located in the heart of Canberra’s parliamentary triangle.

Using experiential learning to engage and inform, one of AEC’s electoral experts will guide your school group through a 90-minute program. Explore the history of democracy and voting. Meet DemocraBot and be immersed in DemocraCity, an interactive virtual world, to learn about representation, enrolment, and voting. Experience the electoral process through programs aligned to the Australian Curriculum (House of Representatives, Eligible Elector, Referendum, Senate) where students run their own election. They will vote, count votes, and declare election results, while taking on the role of voters, ballot box guards, scrutineers and polling officials.

It’s an educational experience for visitor of various ages, interests and levels of knowledge.

Map of the venue locationMap of the venue location
Senate Wing, Old Parliament House, King George Terrace, Parkes, Australian Capital Territory, AustraliaGet Directions

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

TripAdvisor ratingBased on 141 reviews

“Very interesting archive”

TripAdvisor ratingReviewed 4w ago by Tamsin H

A very different experience from the last time I was here. Refurbished interior different entrance and no object gallery. Still a good place to visit with plenty to see and discover.

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“Very Interesting”

TripAdvisor ratingReviewed 3mos ago by ronm548

This was a fun place to visit. At first I was a little turned off as they have a large gallery celebrating photography, highlighting work of many who worked for the government as a photographer...

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“Lovely photo exhibition, friendly staff”

TripAdvisor ratingReviewed 5mos ago by jebskulker

Relatively easy to find, not too far from Old Parliament House, with wheelchair access if needed. They had a lovely photographic exhibition on display when I was there, with historic photos of...

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  • Carpark
  • Coach Parking
  • Interactive Centre
  • Non Smoking
  • Public Toilet