NEW: Express tours
We now offer express tours as an alternative to a full public tour.
Express tours are conducted when Parliament is not sitting on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 1.00 pm and 4.00 pm. To check the sitting days, go to the Calendar.
Express tours run for around 20 minutes. They suit visitors who don't have much time and non-English speaking visitors - these tours have limited commentary.
Express tours are an opportunity to visit Parliament House and take photos inside our historic building.
Bookings are not required for express tours.
Public tours of Parliament are conducted on weekdays when Parliament is not sitting. To check the sitting days, go to the Calendar.
Public tours take place at 9.30 am, 10.30 am, 11.30 am, 1.30 pm, 2.30 pm and 3.45 pm from the Vestibule. On sitting Tuesdays, public tours are offered during the morning, at 9.30 am, 10.30 am and 11.30 am.
It is not necessary to book for a public tour, unless you have a group of 6 or more.
Or if you are particularly interested in architecture and design, consider coming on an architecture tour.
Groups of 6 or more people must book for tours of Parliament. Group tours take place at 9.00 am, 10.00 am, 11.00 am, 12 noon, 2.00 pm and 3.00 pm on non-sitting days.
Group tours are also available on sitting days, at the following times: 9.00 am, 10.00 am, 11.00 am, 1.30 pm (Question Time), 3.00 pm and 7.45 pm (on Tuesday and Wednesday nights only).
To check for available tour times see the Booking Availability.
To book a school or group tour call the Tour Booking Office on (03) 9651 8568 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
All tours are free of charge.Last Updated on Monday, 02 December 2013