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The home of Australia's Parliament and the meeting place of a nation, Australian Parliament House offers visitors to Canberra a unique experience.
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| The Parliamentary Triangle, Canberra 2600, Australia
+61 2 6277 5399
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Reviewed yesterday

Poorly organised public access to Question Time. Question Time is when the politics is most on display. At times of controversy, like the current leadership challenge, a lot of people want to go. Tickets are issued by ringing up the sergeant at arms office. The...More

Thank KimQu
Reviewed yesterday

We went on the public free tour and it was fabulous. The tour guide was exceptionally nice and very informative. I now know what I am looking at when watching the parlimentarians on TV. Definitely a must when in canberra.

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Reviewed yesterday

My10yo got really excited just to be in the place which he sees on tv all the time. Free tour was really good. Tourguide was full of knowledge and stories he told us were very interesting. The cafe was beyond expectations. Good food, good service...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

We parked the car below the parliament (2 hours free) and spent about one hour taking photo in front of the parliament, and visited the senate and lower house which were in session. The place is easy to navigate and we spent about 45 mins...More

Thank ChristopherTraveller
Reviewed 4 days ago

Visited on a Sunday from Brisbane. Tours were available but the times didn't suit us, so we got a map and wandered around ourselves. Restaurant was a great place for lunch, good selection, very reasonable and great view! Very hard to get a taxi home,...More

Thank Amerson S
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A must do while in Canberra - we did the free tour which was very informative and a worthwhile experience. After all it’s our nations capital - everyone should experience this

Thank Madjude
Reviewed 4 days ago

Fantastic staff throughout who made it easy to see what was on view. Internally the House of Representatives and Senate are lavish and inspire expectations that are rarely met. Thank goodness the houses were not sitting and we didn't have to watch the farce that...More

Thank Steve W
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It has been exciting to have the possibility of seeing the Parliament from inside. Very interesting in all its sections. In particular, there is the possibility of seeing one of the four existing original copies of the Magna Carta.

Thank zozopy
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Worth the visit to see where it all happens. Access to see Great Hall and the roof was restricted as under maintenance. Not crowded. Plenty of parking underneath on Saturday.

Thank Alex A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Much better when politicians are NOT in but when they are you see bad manners ''at their most naked''. The history of our modern nation and the expense there, wow

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Response from Phil J | Reviewed this property |
You don't have to book but if you don't you will only be able to access unsold or unredeemed tickets... should there be any. Book on line through doubleU doubleU doubleU dot (TA won't let me provide the link... More
Janet B
9 October 2016|
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Response from Gauri2608 | Reviewed this property |
Hello Janet, Courtesy wheelchairs and strollers are available for loan, at no charge, from the information desk in the Marble Foyer. Visitors should contact Visitor Services on (02) 6277 5399 before arriving at Parliament... More
18 August 2016|
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Response from Mordeegirl | Reviewed this property |
As far as I know, all other areas are open when the Houses are sitting, but the helpful staff will advise you.