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Australian Parliament House: Tours & Tickets

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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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All reviews parliament house free tour security check guided tour magna carta impressive building behind the scenes worth a visit prime minister free parking political history walk around two hours war memorial great place to visit visiting canberra on display
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Reviewed yesterday

We joined a free tour with Eric which we really enjoyed. Included both houses ( pity members were not sitting) but still a great experience. Plenty to look at and special Magna Carta exhibition was great Enjoyed the roof experience under the huge flag Fantastic...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Michael B
Reviewed yesterday

Makes you proud to be an Aussie. Amazing building and views over lake to War Memorial. Make sure you catch the lift up to the grass section under the huge flag.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Janes F
Reviewed 3 days ago

The Australian Parliament House is one place all Australians should visit at least once. It is a vast area to cover and it looks quite majestic from a distance and even more so from up close. The whole complex is rather lovely, having cost huge...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Dimitris L
Reviewed 6 days ago

Hadn't been for 10 years.Once I arrived security police and volunteer staff made my visit very user friendly from the word go. Willing to help me in the right direction. The Queen Terrance Cafe offer excellent meals and snacks. Very reasonably price. Public transport is...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank kylie1968
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We decided to book a tour $15 each. Although our leader Rosie was an excellent guide we were disappointed that we could not go behind the scenes, PM’s area should be available as we pay for it!! We also had to find our own way...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Tinaballerina
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We arrived here on a sunny day and had a wonderful time exploring this amazing building inside and out. We started with High tea, which was lovely. We then explored on our own and then did a Behind the Scenes tour. Would highly recommend all...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Susan G
Reviewed 1 week ago

I really enjoyed my visit to APH. We did one of the free tours which took us around all of the public spaces, and our guide provided a lot of interesting history about the building and the goings-on in parliament. Take yourself to the rooftop,...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank camdenham
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was great to visit the Nations Capital and take in the House of Parliament, having an experienced guide Roland Mangan on the way to Canberra with extensive knowledge and then matched by the guide in Canberra was a bonus, if you visit the Capitol...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank RolandMangan
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dropped in to Parliament House to wander around and have a look. As we had time we enquired about a tour. We found out there were a few spots available in the Behind The Scenes tour so decided to give it a go. So glad...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank tim3f
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There’s some good political history to view if you are interested in that sort of thing. Depending on what’s happening you can go into the viewing areas of the senate/house of reps chambers. The building itself is pretty impressive. You can catch a lift up...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Mark G
22 August 2017|
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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.