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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 139 reviews

“Lovely photo exhibition, friendly staff”

TripAdvisor ratingReviewed 1mo 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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“Be prepared before you visit. Great for family history searches.”

TripAdvisor ratingReviewed 3mos ago by kenc753

I have been searching the National Archives of Australia for family history. I came here to look at things referenced as “paper copies only” only to find, to my dismay, that they need 5 to 7 days...

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“Precious record keeping”

TripAdvisor ratingReviewed 1yr ago by Lisa L

visited here in between visits to Parliament house and Old Parliament house. Good for a break from politics. We saw "reception this way" and was a great reminder of how people traveled around...

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