School/Tertiary Tours

The Parliamentary Education Office provides curriculum support for school groups and broader civics education for Tertiary and other educational Institutions. Excursions may be arranged for any weekday, however, the format will vary depending on whether or not Parliament is sitting at the time of the tour.

All tours are led by experienced education presenters and are free of charge.


Legislative Council Sitting Dates 2015 |  Sitting Dates 2016
Legislative Assembly Sitting Dates 2015 | Sitting Dates 2016
Eastern Facade of Parliament House  

Sitting day

Students will tour Parliament House and may have the opportunity to observe Parliament at work and meet a Member of Parliament.

Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes. 

Sittings commence at the following times:

Legislative Council

Legislative Assembly



PLEASE NOTE: Only groups booked on the 1:15pm and 1:30pm tours will have the opportunity to view Question Time in the Legislative Assembly

Non-sitting day

Students will learn about Parliament by participating in an educational tour of Parliament House and may have the opportunity to undertake a role-play in the Legislative Assembly Chamber. Students may also have the opportunity to meet a Member of Parliament.

Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes.

Frequently Asked Questions by Teachers


Student Resources

Students in ChamberBooking a Tour

Every effort is made to link our learning experiences to current classroom or whole school programs.

Maximum student numbers for groups:

25 - Years 11, 12, Tertiary
30 - Years 8, 9, 10
35 - Years 5, 6, 7
Accompanying adults (including teachers) - minimum 2 to a maximum of 5 


PLEASE NOTE: Bags and backpacks are not permitted on tours or in the galleries. Secure storage is available after entry in the Forrest Foyer.


Parliamentary Education Workbook

Years 5-6: The workbook comprises a selection of teacher notes and student worksheets and is useful for preparing for, or consolidating learning from, the excursion.



Excursion Policy

Supervision and Evacuation Guidelines (PDF)

Excursion - Venue Management (PDF)