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Behind the Scenes tours at Parliament House

Discover the stories behind the building on a special 55min tour of Parliament House. Learn how the building's impressive architecture is symbolic of the national identity and gain a rare view into private areas of the building.

These daily tours run at 10.00am, 12 noon and 3.00pm on non-sitting days only (except Christmas Day and when seasonal tours are running). Please visit the website for more information.

It is recommended that you arrive at least 20 minutes before your tour. For security purposes, all participants must present photo identification and ticket confirmation to join any behind the scenes tours . If you do not have these, you will be unable to participate.

Participants on a paid tour can take advantage of a 10% discount on any purchase from The Parliament Shop on the day of the tour.

Dates and times:

From 2 April 2019 to 31 October 2020

17 November:10:00 to 17:0009:00 to 17:00
18 November:09:00 to 17:0010:00 to 17:00
19 November:10:00 to 17:0009:00 to 17:00
20 November:09:00 to 17:00

Contact operator for further dates and times


Phone:02 6277 5399


Australian Parliament House
Parliament Drive
Capital Hill
Capital Hill  ACT  2600