Public tours of Parliament are conducted at 9.30 am, 10.30 am, 11.30 am, 1.00 pm (Express Tour), 1.30 pm, 2.30 pm , 3.30 pm and 4.00 pm (Express Tour) on weekdays (excluding public holidays) when Parliament is not sitting.
To check the sitting days, go to the Calendar.
On sitting Tuesdays, public tours are offered during the morning at 9.30 am and 10.30 am.
Tours depart from the Vestibule. Please arrive 10 minutes before the tour start time to allow for security screening processes.
Public tours are limited to the first 25 people.
It is not necessary to book for a public tour, unless you have a group of 6 or more.
The 11:30am public tour for Thursday 1 December 2016 has been cancelled.
We now offer express tours as an alternative to a full public tour.
Express tours are conducted every weekday when Parliament is not sitting 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.
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:
Tuesdays: 9.00 am, 10.00 am, 11.30 am (Question Time), 2.00 pm, 3.00 pm, 4.00 pm and 7.45 pm.
Wednesdays and Thursdays: 9.00 am, 10.30 am (Question Time), 2.00 pm, 3.00 pm and 4.00 pm.
To check for available tour times see the Booking Availability.
All tours are free of charge.
- Last Updated: Wednesday, 30 November 2016 16:27