Opening Hours

Opening Hours

School programs Week days 9am-5pm
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

The place, the people, the process – see parliament in action when you visit Australian Parliament House.

The school visit program at Parliament House examines the work of the parliament and inspires Primary and Secondary Students to learn how the Australian system of government works.

A visit can include 3 components:

•A comprehensive guided tour delivered by the Visitor Engagement team at Parliament House, allows Students to experience the House of Representatives and Senate chambers.

•An immersive roleplay program with the Parliamentary Education Office (PEO)exploring the function, purpose, and value of Australia’s democratic system of government.

•A hospitality break, including a delicious refreshment and a chance to meet parliamentarians.

Expert Guides explore the stunning architectural elements of the building during an engaging tour, where Students are shown how Parliament House is the physical representation of democracy and the workings of parliament.

During sitting weeks Students may have an opportunity to watch parliament in action!

Expert Parliamentary Educators bring the work of the parliament to life with a PEO role play, during which Students investigate:

•how laws are made in parliament

•the responsibilities of their representatives

•how government is kept accountable

•how they can become active citizens.

A visit to Parliament House contributes towards a school’s PACER eligibility.

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