Opening Hours

Opening Hours

Session Times

Session Times

On the hour
Session Duration

Session Duration

Tour: 55 minutes, PEO: 50 minutes, Hospitality: 30 minutes
Facilitated Program

Facilitated Program

Fully Facilitated
Group Size

Group Size

Maximum: 50
entry fees

Entry Fees

Free entry

Parliament House

Join in the fun – and the learning – when you visit iconic Australian Parliament House.

Parliament’s School Visit Program engages and inspires primary and secondary students to learn how the Australian system of government works and examine the important role Parliament plays in the lives of all Australians.

Students can experience a comprehensive guided tour of the building, take part in an immersive education program and, when possible, meet senators and members.

On their tour, students learn about different elements of Parliament House – including the Senate and House of Representatives, the Marble Foyer, the Great Hall and the Members’ Hall. During sitting weeks, students may have the opportunity to attend Question Time or watch a parliamentary debate.

Students can also take part in a program with the Parliamentary Education Office (PEO). This interactive and immersive experience explores the function, purpose, and value of Australia’s democratic system of government. Expert parliamentary educators bring the work of the Parliament to life, making it interesting and relevant to learners of all ages. Students will investigate:

• how laws are made through Parliament

• the responsibilities of their representatives

• the formation of government

• how government is kept accountable

• how students can be active citizens.

A visit to Parliament House contributes towards a school’s eligibility for the Parliament and Civics Education Rebate (PACER).

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