About community tours
Community groups are welcome to book a free tour of Parliament House.
Tours are presented by experienced education guides from the Parliamentary Education Office and are for one hour.
A tour can be arranged for any weekday; however, the format will vary depending on whether the Parliament is sitting.
When Parliament is sitting, the group will view Parliament in progress from the public gallery of the Legislative Council and the Legislative Assembly chambers.
When Parliament is not sitting, the group will learn how the parliamentary process works from the floor of the Legislative Council and the Legislative Assembly chambers.
Meeting your local member
Community groups wishing to meet their local member while visiting Parliament House will need to contact the local member’s electorate office to determine availability. It is more likely that a member will be able to meet a group on a sitting day when the member is at Parliament House.
The minimum number of participants allowed in a community group tour is 10 and the maximum number is 25, although more than one tour can be booked if the number exceeds 25 people.
You may choose to return and watch Parliament when the Legislative Council or the Legislative Assembly is sitting. You will be required to complete the tour and re-enter the public gallery of the Legislative Council (north door) or the Legislative Assembly (south door) from Harvest Terrace. For further information on access to the public galleries, please see Map (north and south doors).
If you have a disability or access constraint that limits your capacity to use stairs and you want to return to the public gallery of either house to watch proceedings, please advise reception services at the commencement of your tour.
You can also elect to watch Parliament through the Watch and Listen page of this website whenever Parliament is sitting.