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Australian Parliament House

Opens in 26 min: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Open today: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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.
Opens in 26 min
Hours Today: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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| The Parliamentary Triangle, Canberra 2600, Australia
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+61 2 6277 5399
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 17 July 2018

Such a stunning spot! Even if you don't have much time this is (in my opinion) the most stunning parliament house in the world! It is free to park for a couple of hours and free to go in and look around. A must at...More

5  Thank Sarahceee
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 7 July 2015

We had visited Parliament House several times and this was the worst experience we had there. When we entered, we were told by the guards standing before the screening gate to empty our pockets onto the tray before we walked through the gate. My father...More

5  Thank Happymonkeys
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Visited with teenagers 20 years after my first time. They really appreciated it and loved the internal access.

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Was a great sight to see all the hand made poppies , just fantastic. enjoyed looking through the building again .

Thank Tina M
Reviewed 4 days ago

No trip to Canberra is complete without a trip to Parliment House. Question time is great to see live, also chek out the gift store. Wonderful selction of political bios and info

Thank Mnoet
Reviewed 5 days ago

I first toured this building when it was opened in 1988. It still impresses me with its vast sweeping halls and chambers. The Geat Hall is particularly impressive. The Leggo model of the whole complex is amazing with the workmanship and patience that has gone...More

Thank Gesmi2017
Reviewed 1 week ago

free admission, you can join the tour or just roam around. Its pretty cool to be able to see the hall of senate and HOR. there are exhibitions about australian politics in there too.

Thank denniswyh
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Surprisingly good. Informative tour about the symbolism in the building. Love the Lego model - children will enjoy doing the quiz. Took a leaf out of said model and rolled down the hills on top as well as eating lunch up there. And the portrait...More

Thank CPSVS
Reviewed 1 week ago

enjoyed tour behind the scene the art work etc to see quite a lot too see in short time I reckon $25.00a head a bit x but you have no options neil who took tour must sleep breath parli house asked a few questions got...More

Thank johnmcmillan58
Reviewed 1 week ago

Really enjoyed our visit. The tour guide made all the difference, Really informative and great delivery.

Thank Linda D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited the Australian Parliament House in Canberra on a non working day (Saturday) so we were able to see the interior and take pictures. Outside on the roof top you get a lovely view.

Thank jshouston2016
Reviewed 1 week ago

Regardless of politics or views, this place is filled with interesting history. We visited while in town and so glad we did. There is loads to see. There is lots of space and details to take in and look around. We were lucky to visit...More

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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
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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
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kittybaby3000
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.
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