Public Tours

Public tours of Parliament are conducted at 9.30 am, 10.30 am, 11.30 am, 1.00 pm (Express Tour), 1.30 pm, 2.30 pm , 3.30 p and 4.00 pm (Express Tour) on weekdays (excluding public holidays) when Parliament is not sitting.

To check the sitting days, go to the Calendar.

On sitting Tuesdays, public tours are offered during the morning at 9.30 am and 10.30 am.

Tours depart from the Vestibule. Please arrive 15 minutes before the tour start time to allow for security screening processes.

Public tours are limited to the first 25 people.

It is not necessary to book for a public tour, unless you have a group of 6 or more.

For those with particular interests, we also offer architecture tours.

Public Tours may be cancelled at late notice.

The following Public Tours have been cancelled on Monday 1 April.

11.30am and 3.30pm.

 Express tours

We now offer express tours as an alternative to a full public tour.

Express tours are conducted every weekday when Parliament is not sitting at 1.00 pm and 4.00 pm. To check the sitting days, go to the Calendar.

Express tours run for around 20 minutes. They suit visitors who don't have much time and non-English speaking visitors - these tours have limited commentary.

Express tours are an opportunity to visit Parliament House and take photos inside our historic building.

Bookings are not required for express tours.

Express Tours may be cancelled at late notice.

Group tours

Groups of 6 or more people must book for tours of Parliament. Group tours take place at 9.00 am, 10.00 am, 11.00 am, 12 noon, 2.00 pm and 3.00 pm on non-sitting days.

Group tours are also available on sitting days, at the following times:

Tuesdays: 9.00 am, 10.00 am, 11.30 am (Question Time), 2.00 pm, 3.00 pm and 4.00 pm.
Wednesdays and Thursdays: 9.00 am, 10.30 am (Question Time), 2.00 pm, 3.00 pm and 4.00 pm.

To check for available tour times see the Booking Availability.


To book a school or group tour call the Tour Booking Office on (03) 9651 8568 or e-mail

All tours are free of charge.