Opening Hours

Opening Hours

Session Times

Session Times

On the hour
Session Duration

Session Duration

Tour: 55 minutes, PEO: 1 hour, Hosp: 30 minutes
Facilitated Program

Facilitated Program

Fully Facilitated
Group Size

Group Size

Maximum: 50
entry fees

Entry Fees

Free entry

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Parliament House

A visit to Parliament House engages and challenges students of all ages while they learn about Australia’s representative democracy in the home of the Federal Parliament.

When your students visit Australian Parliament House they will tour the building, take part in an interactive education program and, when possible, meet their Member and Senators. We offer a free, engaging and informative experience, where students learn how the Australian political system works and the important role the Federal Parliament plays in the lives of all Australians.

On their tour, students learn about different important elements of Parliament House—including the Senate and the House of Representatives, the Marble Foyer, the Great Hall and the Members Hall. During sitting weeks, your class may have the opportunity to attend Question Time or watch parliamentary debate as it happens.

Visits can provide an opportunity for students to participate in programs on topics such as democratic values, parliamentary roles and responsibilities, law making, political parties and elections. Our expert parliamentary educators bring to life the work of the Parliament, making it relevant and interesting to Australian students.

A visit to Parliament House contributes towards your school’s eligibility for the Parliament and Civics Education Rebate.

To ensure Parliament House education programs are delivered in a COVIDsafe manner, some small adjustments may be made to your programs.

Parliamentary Education Office (PEO) 

Check Sitting Dates here

Online Resources

Connect with parliamentary experts with a free video conferencing program, take a virtual tour of Parliament House and explore classroom resources, interactives and more from the Parliamentary Education Office.            

Parliament House virtual tour

PEO video conferences

PEO learning resources