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22 May 2024WOW DayParliament Fountains will be glowing orange this evening to celebrate WOW Day or ‘Wear Orange Wednesday’
17 May 2024Ruby Hutchison website launchA new website dedicated to Hon Ruby Hutchison, the first woman elected to the Legislative Council, has been launched.
17 May 2024World IBD DayParliament Fountains will be illuminated purple this Sunday evening 19 May in support of World IBD Day
16 May 202470th anniversary of the election of the first woman to the Legislative CouncilParliament Fountains will be illuminated red this evening as part of the 70th anniversary celebrations of Hon Ruby Hutchison's election
15 May 2024Apraxia Awareness Day Parliament Fountains will join other prominent landmarks lit blue this evening in support of Apraxia Awareness Day
3 May 2024National Road Safety WeekParliament Fountains will be one of many landmarks across Australia that will be illuminated yellow this week for National Road Safety Week
2 Apr 2024World Autism Day Parliament Fountains will be illuminated orange this evening to show support for World Autism Day.
27 Mar 2024Purple Lights 4 Epilepsy WAParliament Fountains will be lit purple over the next two evenings in support of 'Purple Lights for Epilepsy WA’.
22 Mar 2024Eastern facade 60th anniversary60 years ago on 22 March 1964, the eastern extension to Parliament House was opened, equipping Parliament with a long-awaited ‘front door’.
21 Mar 2024An Enduring ExuberanceParliament’s Presiding Officers were delighted to host the launch of the exhibition ‘An Enduring Exuberance: Murdoch University's Art Collection turns 50’
20 Mar 2024Harmony WeekParliament Fountains will be lit in vibrant orange from tonight until 26 March for Harmony Week.
18 Mar 2024City of Perth Boorloo Heritage Festival April 2024The public are invited to join one of our two free daily tours of Parliament House.
18 Mar 2024Hero Hunter DayCalling all superheroes! This Friday is Hero Hunter Day!
17 Mar 2024St Patrick’s DayParliament Fountains will be lit green tonight in honour of the Feast of St Patrick.
15 Mar 2024Long COVID Awareness DayToday is Long COVID Awareness Day and Parliament Fountains will be illuminated teal in support.
8 Mar 2024International Women’s DayParliament Fountains will be illuminated in vibrant purple this evening to celebrate International Women’s Day.
1 Mar 2024Endo EnlightenmentParliament Fountains will be lit yellow from tonight until Sunday 3 March to help raise awareness and support for those living with endometriosis.
29 Feb 2024World Rare Disease DayParliament Fountains will be illuminated pink and green this evening, to shine a spotlight on those living with rare diseases.
27 Feb 2024Education toursThe Parliamentary Education Office has had a great start to 2024 welcoming many school groups to Parliament!
9 Feb 2024Public ToursParliament House public tours will resume next Monday, 12 February. Tours operate on Mondays and Fridays at 2pm, excluding public holidays and special events.
7 Feb 2024Joint SittingAt a joint sitting of both Houses in Parliament on Thursday 1 February, Mr Varun Ghosh was elected to the Australian Senate
19 Jan 2024National Corrections DayParliament Fountains will be lit green and blue this evening for National Corrections Day, in recognition of the work of staff in our State's corrections system.
19 Jan 2024Parliament House Art Tours Resume in FebruaryDid you know the Parliament of Western Australia holds one of the largest art collections from local artists of any State Parliament in Australia?
19 Jan 2024Public Tours Resume in FebruaryPublic tours resume in early February. We can’t wait to welcome you to Parliament House.
19 Jan 2024The 2023 Redistribution Western Australia: Analysis of New Electoral BoundariesThe State’s electoral boundaries for the 2025 March State election were determined on 1 December 2023.
13 Dec 2023Public Tours resume next FebOur public tours will resume in February after we complete building works to upgrade some of our facilities.
5 Dec 2023APEC 2023 DelegatesIn late November, the Parliament of Western Australia hosted the annual Australasian Parliamentary Educators Conference (APEC)
5 Dec 2023Common Ground - by Tony Windberg‘Common Ground’, by 2023 Parliament of Western Australia –Edith Cowan University Artist-in-Residence, Tony Windberg, has been unveiled at Parliament House.
1 Dec 2023International Day of People with Disability The Parliament of Western Australia observes International Day of People with Disability on 3 December
24 Nov 202316 Days in WA – Stop Violence against WomenIn recognition of the 16 Days in WA – Stop Violence against Women, Parliament will be lit orange this week.
10 Nov 2023Armistice or Remembrance DayTo commemorate Remembrance Day, Parliament Fountains will be illuminated red this Saturday evening.
3 Nov 2023Lung Cancer Awareness Lighting Parliament Fountains lit green in support of Shine a Light walks for those affected by lung disease.
20 Oct 2023Developmental Language Disorder (DLD)Parliament Fountains will be lit purple and yellow this evening in support of awareness of DLD, which is a lifelong, permanent disability.
19 Oct 2023The Australasian Mastocytosis Society (TAMS) Parliament Fountains will be lit purple tonight until in support.
18 Oct 20232024 Parliamentary sitting datesParliament’s sitting dates for 2024 have been released.
13 Oct 2023Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance DayThis Sunday evening, Parliament Fountains will be lit pink and blue to support Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day.
13 Oct 2023WA Parliament celebrates Seniors WeekTo celebrate Seniors Week, join us as we share quirky stories from Parliament's past on Monday 13 November and on Friday 17 November.
10 Oct 2023Pink Ribbon Breast Cancer Awareness DayOctober is Pink Ribbon Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Parliament Fountains will be lit pink from tonight until 14 October in support.
9 Oct 2023Developmental Coordination Disorder Awareness WeekParliament Fountains will be illuminated teal tonight to mark the start of Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD) Awareness Week.
5 Oct 2023World Mental Health DayParliament Fountains will be illuminated green over the next two evenings to support World Mental Health Day (WMHD)
4 Oct 2023World Meningitis DayParliament Fountains will be illuminated purple this evening, ahead of World Meningitis Day tomorrow.
29 Sep 2023Police Remembrance DayThis evening, Parliament Fountains will be lit blue in honour of police officers who have lost their lives serving their local communities.
26 Sep 2023Speaker Parliament of Cook Islands visitOur Presiding Officers welcomed Hon Tai Tura, Speaker of the Legislative Assembly, Parliament of the Cook Islands, to Parliament for a visit during September.
26 Sep 2023UN Youth Western Australia's Evatt Trophy Competition Grand FinalTeams battled it out for the UN Youth Western Australia's Evatt Trophy Competition Grand Final
22 Sep 2023Celebration of National Week of Deaf People Parliament Fountains are illuminated royal blue in recognition of Celebration of National Week of Deaf People
15 Sep 2023International Myotonic Dystrophy Awareness DayParliament Fountains will be illuminated green this evening for Myotonic Dystrophy (DM) Awareness Day.
31 Aug 2023Daffodil DayParliament Fountains are illuminated yellow in recognition of Daffodil Day.
17 Aug 2023Kimberley Women art exhibition launchParliament was honoured to host the Kimberley Women art exhibition launch last week, with the exhibition currently on display in the Edith Cowan Gallery.
16 Aug 2023Go Matildas!Parliament Fountains are proudly lit in green and gold this evening as Australia plays England in the semi-final of the FIFA Women’s World Cup.
7 Aug 2023Research SymposiumParliament of Western Australia recently hosted a research symposium in July centred around democracy and representation.
21 Jul 2023Fragile X syndromeParliament Fountains will be lit orange on the evening of Friday 21 July, ahead of World Fragile X Day on Saturday 22 July, to help raise awareness of Fragile X syndrome
14 Jul 2023Youth ParliamentThe Parliament of Western Australia was pleased to give a voice to young people by hosting the Y WA’s Youth Parliament from 10 to 13 July, 2023.
2 Jul 2023WA Parliament recognises NAIDOC Week 2023 - For Our EldersThe Parliament of Western Australia is honoured to be situated on the ancestral lands of the Whadjuk Noongar people.
29 Jun 2023Winter RecessAs the chilly weather sets in, the Parliament of Western Australia is now in winter recess.
12 Jun 2023World Elder Abuse AwarenessParliament Fountains are illuminated purple in recognition of World Elder Abuse Awareness.
26 May 2023Reconciliation Week Street Banner ProgramAs part of National Reconciliation Week, Parliament is proud to be part of the Reconciliation Week Street Banner Program.
17 May 2023WOW DayParliament Fountains are illuminated orange in recognition of Wear Orange Wednesday Day.
16 May 2023Dementia AwarenessFountains lit purple to promote awareness of Dementia
14 May 2023National Road Safety WeekParliament Fountains are illuminated yellow in recognition of National Road Safety Week.
13 May 2023Apraxia Awareness MonthParliament Fountains are illuminated blue in recognition of Apraxia Awareness Month.
27 Apr 2023The work of parliamentary committees explored in new bookParliament's latest publication explores the development of committees over the past 20 years.
31 Mar 2023City of Perth Boorloo Heritage Festival April 2023The public are invited to join one of our two free daily tours of Parliament House.
17 Mar 2023St. Patrick's DayParliament Fountains are illuminated green in recognition of St Patrick's Day.
15 Mar 2023Harmony WeekParliament Fountains will be illuminated orange for Harmony Week.
8 Mar 2023International Women's DayParliament Fountains are illuminated purple in recognition of International Women's Day. This year's theme is #EmbraceEquity
28 Feb 2023Rare Disease Day Parliament Fountains are illuminated blue, pink, green and purple in recognition of Rare Diseases day.
22 Dec 2022WA Parliament Christmas Shut downParliament House is closed between Christmas and New Year from midday Friday 23 December 2022 to Monday 2 January 2023 (inclusive)
2 Dec 20222023 Parliamentary sitting datesThe sitting dates for 2023 can be found here.
25 Nov 2022Prevention of Family and Domestic ViolenceParliament Fountains are illuminated orange in recognition of Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence.
11 Nov 2022Armistice (Remembrance) DayParliament Fountains are illuminated red in recognition of Armistice/Remembrance Day.
24 Oct 2022Pink Ribbon DayParliament Fountains are illuminated pink in recognition of Pink Ribbon Day.
14 Oct 2022Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance DayParliament Fountains will be illuminated pink and blue in recognition of Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day, October 15
10 Oct 2022World Mental Health DayParliament Fountains are illuminated green in recognition of World Mental Health Day.
29 Sep 2022Police Remembrance DayParliament Fountains are illuminated blue in recognition of Police Remembrance Day.
16 Sep 2022Hon Kate Doust Commonwealth Parliamentarian of the Year 2022Hon Kate Doust MLC was the first recipient of the Commonwealth Parliamentarian of the Year Award, in recognition of her long parliamentary service.
15 Sep 2022International Myotonic Dystrophy Awareness DayParliament recognises International Myotonic Dystrophy Awareness Day.
9 Sep 2022In remembrance of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth IIThe Parliament Fountains are illuminated royal purple as a mark of respect for Her Majesty the Queen.
8 Sep 2022R U OK DayParliament Fountains are illuminated yellow in recognition of R U OK? Day.
29 Aug 202230th Parliamentary Research Program launchedThe 30th Parliamentary Research Program launched with members, students and university representatives attending an orientation on 5 August.
22 Aug 2022The MasqueradeNew varieties of kangaroo paw were recently planted, including a blue variant known as ‘The Masquerade’ (Anigozanthos), the only blue kangaroo paw in existence.
9 Aug 2022Edith Cowan FoyerParliament House’s first floor foyer named after Edith Cowan.
4 Aug 2022Tours are back at Parliament HouseTours are back at Parliament House.
7 Jul 2022Malimup Headland by Guy Grey-Smith AMThe Parliament is fortunate to have on loan from the Edith Cowan University (ECU) Art Collection, the oil painting Malimum Headlands by Guy Grey-Smith AM
1 Jul 2022WA Parliament recognises NAIDOC Week 2022 - Get Up! Stand Up! Show Up!The Parliament of Western Australia is honoured to be situated on the ancestral lands of the Whadjuk Noongar people.
21 Jun 2022Legislative Council EstimatesThe Council is holding budget estimates hearings from 20 to 23 June
20 Jun 2022Cook Islands delegation visitOn Friday, 10 June 2022, we had the pleasure of welcoming a delegation from the Cook Islands.
20 May 20222022-23 Legislative Assembly Budget Estimates Hearings 24 - 26 May 2022The Assembly is holding budget estimates hearings from 24 to 26 May.
8 Mar 2022International Women's Day 8 MarchParliament House celebrates International Women’s Day and this year's theme of #BreaktheBias, focusing on gender equality, diversity and inclusivity.
20 Dec 2021WA Parliament Christmas Shut downParliament House is closed between Christmas and New Year from midday Friday 24 December 2021 to Monday 3 January 2022 (inclusive)
16 Dec 20212022 Parliamentary sitting datesThe sitting dates for 2022 can be found here.
16 Nov 202139th Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) Australia and Pacific Regional ConferenceWA Parliament recently hosted the 39th Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) Australia and Pacific Regional Conference.
11 Nov 2021Remembrance DayParliament pays tribute to those who served, or are serving, in our defence forces and to all those who died or suffered in conflicts, wars and peacekeeping operations.
9 Nov 2021WA Parliament celebrates Seniors WeekThe Parliamentary Education Office is conducting special Talk and Tours for Seniors Week this week on Monday 8 November and on Friday 12 November.
1 Nov 20212021 Parliamentary sitting datesThe sitting dates for 2021 can be found here.
12 Oct 2021How Did I Get Here exhibitionA series of photographs on loan from the Art Gallery of Western Australia is on display at Parliament House.
14 Sep 2021ECU Broadcasting students produce video tribute for Edith CowanTo commemorate the centenary of Edith Cowan’s election, Parliament partnered with Students at ECU to create a video tribute of Australia’s first female Parliamentarian.
23 Aug 2021Albany Outreach 2021The Parliamentary Education Office is in Albany from 23 – 27 August.
23 Aug 2021Kapi Winki by Wingu Tingima in the Speaker’s CorridorWA Parliament is honoured to display Kapi Winki by Wingu Tingima in the Speaker’s Corridor.
5 Jul 2021WA Parliament recognises NAIDOC 2021 - Heal CountryThe Parliament of Western Australia is honoured to be situated on the ancestral lands of the Whadjuk Noongar people.
25 Jun 2021WA Parliament presents 'Edith'Friday 30 July 2021 - Three Performances. Join us for a dramatic performance, a short tour of Parliament House and light refreshments.
20 May 2021Swearing-in of Legislative CouncilThe members who were elected to the Legislative Council at the State Election on 13 March 2021 were sworn in 24 May 2021.
5 May 2021Opening of the 41st ParliamentThe 41st Parliament was officially opened on Thursday, 29 April 2021 by His Excellency the Governor, Hon Kim Beazley AC.
14 Apr 2021Opening of the 41st ParliamentThe 41st Parliament will be officially opened on Thursday, 29 April by His Excellency the Governor Hon Kim Beazley, AC.
30 Mar 2021Inside and Out @ Your Parliament HouseParliament House and Grounds will be open to the public on Friday, 16 April 2021 as part of Heritage Perth Weekend 2021 – Boorloo Kwedjang Bardip Yanginy.
11 Mar 2021Parliament of Western Australia celebrates opening of new family roomAs Parliament recommences, members and staff will be able to enjoy the new Family Room.
11 Mar 2021WA Parliament remembers first woman memberThe Parliament of Western Australia acknowledges the centenary of the election of Edith Dircksey Cowan OBE to the Western Australian Legislative Assembly.
12 Jan 2021Closure of main entrance – Wednesday 13 January to Monday 15 FebruaryDue to upgrade works at Parliament House, the main entrance will be closed from Wednesday 13 January and will reopen on Monday 15 February.
7 Dec 2020Prorogation of ParliamentOn 7 December 2020, His Excellency the Governor prorogued the two Houses of the Parliament of Western Australia.
19 Nov 2020Parliament House now permanently included in the State Register of Heritage PlacesThe Presiding Officers have welcomed the decision to permanently place Parliament House on the State Register of Heritage Places, and have made the following statement.
13 Nov 2020Baton of Life Message Stick on displayThe Baton of Life message stick tabled in Parliament by Josie Farrer on display in the Aboriginal People’s Gallery.
13 Nov 2020WA Parliament reopening for public toursPublic tours of the Parliament of Western Australia resume from Monday, 16 November.
12 Nov 2020COVID19 Update for ParliamentThe Parliament has put in place measures to preserve the operation of Parliament and reduce risk of transmission.
9 Nov 2020WA Parliament recognises NAIDOC Week The Parliament of Western Australia is honoured to be situated on the ancestral lands of the Whadjuk Noongar people.
16 Oct 2020Legislative Assembly Budget EstimatesThe Assembly is holding budget estimates hearings from 20 to 22 October.
15 Oct 2020Annual report tablingGovernment agencies table annual reports in Parliament.
29 Sep 2020National Police Remembrance DayWA Parliament is lit blue to honour officers who lost their lives in the line of duty.
21 Aug 2020Presiding Officers open FountainsThe restored Fountains have now been officially opened.
10 Aug 2020Parliament House grounds improvement worksChanged visitor parking for Parliament House
10 Aug 2020Parliamentary Research Program commencesThe 2020 Parliamentary Research Program is underway, with students and members attending orientation on 6 August.
1 Jul 2020School tours resume in term 3School groups will be able to visit WA Parliament again from term 3, with tours to recommence on a modified basis.
28 May 2020Parliamentary support for OzHarvestParliament produced 3,500 meals for OzHarvest as part of its food support program in March and April.
20 May 2020WOW DayParliament is lit orange in recognition of Wear Orange Wednesday in support of SES volunteers.
18 May 2020National Volunteers WeekParliament lit red to celebrate National Volunteer Week and recognise the contributions of Australia’s volunteers.
23 Apr 2020ANZAC Day 2020On ANZAC Day while we can’t gather for traditional memorials, the Parliament of Western Australia remembers all who served
1 Apr 2020Parliamentary support for community during Covid-19WA Parliament will partner with OzHarvest to provide much-needed meals for the community during the COVID-19 pandemic.
17 Mar 2020COVID19 Advice for ParliamentThe Parliament has put in place measures to preserve the operation of Parliament and reduce risk of transmission.
16 Mar 2020Harmony WeekParliament is lit orange in recognition of Harmony Week. This is a week to celebrate the achievements of our vibrant multicultural State.
6 Mar 2020International Womens DayWA Parliament celebrates International Women’s Day 2020.
28 Feb 2020World Rare DiseaseThe 29th of February is World Rare Disease day. In recognition, the WA Parliament is lit green this weekend.
18 Feb 2020Murdoch University Art ExhibitionPEEK, a partial view of the Murdoch University Art Collection, was launched on Monday, 17 February 2020.
18 Feb 2020Parliamentary Outreach Dates for 2020Parliamentary Education has released dates for regional outreach program visits to the Pilbara, Kimberley and Goldfields.
9 Jan 2020Visitor Parking – Friday 10 January to Friday 24 JanuaryDue to roofing upgrade works at Parliament House, vehicle access to the main entrance is restricted from Friday, 10 January until Friday, 24 January.
13 Dec 2019Christmas opening hours and tour informationParliament House will be closed from 25 December to 1 January 2020. We will reopen on Thursday, 2 January 2020.
11 Dec 2019Website intermittent outages - 16 Dec 2019System maintenance between 12noon and 2pm, 16 Dec 2019. The website will be unavailable for short periods during this time.
5 Dec 2019New electoral boundaries releasedThe Electoral Distribution Commission has released the final determination of boundaries to apply at March 2021 election.
29 Nov 2019BeachSAFE AppealTo support Surf Life Saving WA BeachSAFE Appeal Parliament will be lit red this weekend. Visit mybeach.com.au
25 Nov 2019Speak Out to Stop Violence Against WomenIn recognition of the 16 Days in WA – Stop Violence against Women, Parliament will be lit orange this week.
15 Nov 20192019 World Prematurity DayIn recognition of World Prematurity Day on November 17, Parliament will be lit purple this weekend.
14 Nov 2019Visit by Clerk of the Parliament of the Cook IslandsThe Parliament of Western Australia recently hosted Mr Tangata Vainerere, Clerk of the Parliament of the Cook Islands
14 Nov 2019WA Parliament celebrates Seniors WeekWA Parliament once again celebrated Seniors Week with a series of talk and tours, featuring ‘Quirky Tales and True’.
14 Nov 2019WA Parliament visits GeraldtonThe Parliamentary Education team visited Geraldton in September for the final leg of the 2019 outreach program.
23 Sep 2019Seniors Week 2019Parliament is again celebrating Seniors Week this November with a series of Talk and Tours.
20 Sep 2019You, Me and Democracy‘You, Me and Democracy’ is the latest addition to the Parliamentary Education Office’s resources for schools.
23 Aug 20192019 Parliamentary Research Program commencesStudents from the five state universities gathered at Parliament House recently for the commencement of the 2019 Parliamentary Research Program.
23 Aug 2019Parliamentary Education visit Port HedlandThe Parliamentary Education Office recently visited Port Hedland to deliver its ‘Pop-Up Parliaments’ program.
14 Aug 2019Cancellation of public tourThere will be no public tour on Thursday, 15 August. The next public tour will be held on Friday, 16 August at 2.00 pm.
6 Aug 2019Homelessness WeekTo mark Homelessness Week, selected images from the recent Eye Contact exhibition are on display at Parliament House.
26 Jun 2019NAIDOC Week events at Parliament HouseParliament is celebrating NAIDOC Week with a series of special tours.
25 Jun 2019Closure of main entrance – Friday 28 June – Monday, 1 JulyDue to upgrade works at Parliament House, the main entrance will be closed from Friday, 28 June to Monday, 1 July.
27 Apr 2019New website for Parliament HouseParliament’s website has been redesigned and upgraded with a new website deployed on Sunday, 28 April 2019.
If you require information about the new layout or functionality of the website or experience any technical issues, please contact Reception Services on (08) 9222 7222.
26 Apr 20192019-20 LA EstimatesClick the link above for information on the Legislative Assembly Estimates Hearings.
26 Apr 20192019-20 LC Budget Estimates HearingsClick the link above for information on the Legislative Council Budget Estimates Hearings.
26 Apr 2019The Black Rod of Western AustraliaThe Black Rod is primarily associated with the sovereign (King or Queen), or in the case of Western Australia, his or her representative, the Governor. The Black Rod is carried by the ‘Usher of the Black Rod’, who maintains the authority and order of the chamber he or she serves. This officer is an important link in parliamentary history and procedure.
26 Apr 2019The Legislative Assembly maceThe majority of first chambers (lower houses) in the Westminster system have followed the practice of the ‘Mother of Parliaments’ in England by featuring a ceremonial mace in proceedings—with a number of these commonwealth maces closely resembling or replicating the mace of the House of Commons.