Public and community programs
The Parliamentary Education Section offers a range of public programs
All activities take place at Parliament House, Macquarie Street, Sydney, unless otherwise indicated. Additional information on some public programs can be found under the Events at Parliament House
header on the front page of the Parliamentary website.
Information on individual programs is provided below but for booking or other information please contact the Education Section on: email@example.com or phone: 02 9230 2047, or fax: 02 9230 3033.
- Lunchtime Tours – Free monthly lunchtime tours of Parliament (approx. 45 mins) (except Sitting Days)
NO BOOKINGS REQUIRED - JUST TURN UP
- Conducted on the first Thursday of each month, commencing at 1:00pm. 2013 dates are:
- 7 February; 7 March; 4 April; 6 June; 5 July; 1 August; 5 September; 3 October; 5 December
- A Little Night Sitting Program
Tour this heritage building and learn more about its history, meet some Members, view the Legislative Council and Legislative Assembly Chambers in session and explore how the system works. 4.30pm - 6.30pm - bookings essential: phone 9230 2047
Tuesday 18 June; Tuesday 22 October
- Family Fun Parliament House Open Day
Parliament House will open its doors to the public for a very special 'Open House Family Day'. From 10.00am to 3.00pm, visitors, families, friends, all are welcome to come in an experience Parliament through a range of free family-friendly fun activities such as children's trail, craft, mystery object guessing competition, roving historical characters. Visit the Legislative Chambers, media room, roof-top garden. Sausage sizzle (minimum charge). No bookings required – just come along!
Friday 4 October – 10am - 3.00pm
- Australia Day – Parliament House opens to the public from 10.00am to 4.00pm on Australia Day (26 January) as part of the Macquarie Street celebrations.
can be arranged for community and professional groups, including seminars and visits on request for government agencies. Contact the Section to discuss programs which can be tailored to fit the organisation's needs.