Parliament House is the focal point of Canberra as it sits prominently atop Capital Hill and is one of the most open parliamentary buildings in the world. Experience Australia’s robust democracy in action by joining a guided tour, watching Question Time, see bills being debated, and sit in on committee inquiries as current issues are explored in detail.
Public areas can be explored such as the spectacular Marble Foyer, the Great Hall, featuring one of the largest tapestries in the world. You’ll also find some of Australia’s finest historical treasures and contemporary art on display throughout the building, and in our permanent and temporary exhibitions.
Parliament House is a fascinating place to discover, with a packed program of events, tours, exhibitions, lectures, film screenings, delicious food and you’re welcome at the meeting place of our nation.
- Explore public areas at your leisure
- Guided tours
- Watch Question Time
- Historic & art displays
- School Groups welcome – bookings essential
- Queen’s Terrace Café – family friendly, breakfast, lunch, cake & coffee
- The Parliament Shop – gifts, indigenous artwork & keepsakes
Parliament House is open every day except Christmas Day. Non-sitting days 9am-5pm, sitting days Mon-Tue 9am-6pm
The Queens Terrace Café is open 9am-4.30pm
Parliament Drive, Canberra, ACT, 2600