National Electoral Education Centre

National Electoral Education Centre

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.

Round off your time in the capital with a visit to the award-winning National Electoral Education Centre, centrally located in the heart of the parliamentary triangle.

Check out the displays of historic election items and election advertising material. Enjoy a spectacular multimedia presentation about Australia's electoral history followed by fun in the interactive activity zone. A professional educator can then guide you through your very own election and you will discover just how preferences are distributed and how your own representatives are elected to the federal parliament.

It's a fun, myth busting, educational experience for visitors of all ages!

  • Students participate in a mock election at the National Electoral Education Centre
    Students participate in a mock election.
  • Students with headphones on hearing about the electoral process
    Find out more about the electoral process
  • Family doing activities together
    Hands on activities for all ages.
  • Students counting votes in a mock election
    Students count votes in a mock election
  • The polling place
    The polling place

DETAILS

OPENING HOURS

Daily: 9 am - 5 pm. Public Holidays: Closed

COSTS

Free

ACCESSIBILITY

Disabled access available, contact operator for details

Location

National Electoral Education Centre

Senate Wing, Old Parliament House, King George Terrace, Parkes, Australian Capital Territory, Australia

Features

Carpark

Non Smoking Establishment

Reviews

TripAdvisor traveller rating

BASED ON 132 REVIEWS

Ranked #34 of 223 things to do in Canberra on TripAdvisor

“Loved the SPY exhibition”

Reviewed on 03/03/2020

Really enjoyed the SPY exhibition, was very interesting, well set out and some great interactive experiences. Lovely building and very nice set up.

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Wendy C

“An interesting place to visit”

Reviewed on 01/03/2020

The recently refurbished National Archives of Australia is a surprisingly interesting place to visit, especially their current exhibition on spies and spying in Australia. Interesting for locals and...

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Adrian B

“"Spy" exhibition was great, and good location for other attractions”

Reviewed on 28/02/2020

I forgot about the National Archives of Australia until I went to the "Spy" exhibition and it is so underrated! The building is beautiful, friendly staff and great location to see other key...

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