A typical school excursion to Parliament House, on a non-sitting day, consists of a combination of explanatory talks and interactive role-play and parliamentary debating in the Legislative Assembly chamber.
On a sitting day students are escorted through the building and given background information before entering the Public Gallery of the Legislative Council and the Legislative Assembly to watch Parliament in action.
Whenever possible we arrange for Members of Parliament to meet classes visiting from their electoral district or region.
Contact our Booking Officer on 9222 7259, or request a booking online, using our online booking form. Have all your details ready and some alternative times. Book as early as you can to avoid disappointment.
Approximately one hour 15 minutes.
Arrange to visit The Constitutional Centre (ph. 9222 6922), the Electoral Education Centre (ph. 9222 6955), National Trust of WA (ph. 9321 6088), Kings Park Education Centre (ph. 9480 3624). All of these Centres are within walking distance of Parliament House. Francis Burt Law Education Centre (ph. 9221 3020) is a 10-15 minute walk down St Georges Terrace.
There is no cost to visit your Parliament House. Check with the other venues regarding charges.
We have a range of materials to support the curriculum and provide further information. Some of these will be issued as part of your excursion. A list of available publications can be found on our website: http://www.parliament.wa.gov.au/
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