Democracy. Are You In?

Democracy. Are You In?

Democracy. Are You In? is a contemporary exhibition that aims to encourage visitors to recognise that our freedoms and our way of life are built on the foundation of democracy.

The exhibition at the Museum of Australian Democracy explores powerful stories of democracy in action through a series of photographs, objects and audiovisual displays.

Moments from Australia’s democratic journey are presented including the 1967 referendum.

Be inspired to understand the power of your voice in shaping the future of our nation.
  • Man looking at exhibition images, text and displayed badges
    Explore experiences of democracy in MoAD’s exhibition
  • Three women opening interactive panels in the exhibition
    Interact with exhibition panels to discover hidden stories
  • Man sitting watching video projections of moments in Australian political history
    Sit down, watch and listen to moments of democratic history
  • Multiple badges of varying sizes displayed on pins, one says “No Gulf War”
    Explore small artefacts that make a big difference
  • Rainbow flag in exhibition display next to photo of Senator Penny Wong
    Remember moments in Australia's political history
  • Man looking at exhibition panels and case of small figurines holding hand-written signs
    See examples of MoAD visitors sharing their voice
  • Exhibition display case with protest signs and sculpture of a boat holding over 30 ceramic figurines
    Experience different ways of expressing your voice in democracy
  • Man reading an interactive exhibition panel in front of Wizard of Oz political cartoon
    Open exhibition panels to find out more about what interests you
  • Woman in red coat writing at a white bench
    Add your voice to the exhibition wall
  • Small white square papers with black writing “Vote for your values”
    Share your values to be part of democracy research



20 Mar - 31 Dec 2021

Next occurrence: 19 Oct 2021


Daily: 9am-5pm




Suitable for guests with sufficient mobility to climb two or three steps, but would benefit from fixtures and fittings to aid balance.

Suitable for guests who depend on the use of a wheelchair in a seated position at all times.

Suitable for guests with a hearing impairment, from mild hearing loss to profoundly deaf.

Suitable for guests with a vision impairment. Attained by providing for guests with partial vision impairment or total loss of useable vision.


Democracy. Are You In?

Museum of Australian Democracy, 18 King George Terrace, Old Parliament House, Parkes, Australian Capital Territory, Australia




Conference/Function Facilities

Family Friendly

Non Smoking Establishment

Parents Room