We are committed to ensuring everyone can access Parliament. If you have accessibility requirements not detailed here, contact us online or call (02) 9230 2111 between 9am and 5pm on Monday to Friday except on public holidays.
The Disability Inclusion Action Plan (DIAP) seeks to improve the accessibility to Parliament for the people of New South Wales, Members, staff, and visitors through the actions set out in the plan's inclusion strategy. This document has been developed in accordance with the Disability Inclusion Action Plan Guidelines and the principles of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD), in consultation with members, their staff, the three departments and community advocacy groups.
Under the Act NSW Disability Inclusion Act 2014, a Disability Inclusion Action Plan must address the four key goals of the NSW Disability Inclusion Plan that will be supported by:
The above key goals are the guiding principles for the Parliament of New South Wales' approach to improve inclusion, including a complex of buildings (the precinct), electorate offices and the services provided. Read more about the actions we are taking under these goals here.
Diversity and Inclusion at Parliament
The Parliament of NSW’s Workplace Diversity and Inclusion Strategy supports the Parliament’s overall mission to enable Parliamentary democracy in New South Wales and promote a diverse and inclusive environment for members of Parliament, their staff, Parliamentary staff and the community at large.
Read the Workplace Diversity and Inclusion Strategy.
For people who use wheelchairs or with mobility disabilities
There is ramp and lift access from the Macquarie Street entrance to Reception on level 7. Security officers will direct you to the entrance and a staff member will meet you and escort you into the building.
Parliament House has:
For people who are blind or visually impaired
There is signage with raised lettering in some areas of the publicly accessible areas of Parliament House.
For people who are hearing-impaired, deaf, deaf-blind or have a speech impairment
Parliament House has fitted induction loops in the:
The National Relay Service is an Australia-wide phone service that can assist with contacting the Parliament.
Guide dogs and assistance animals
We welcome guide dogs and other assistance animals at Parliament House. Please ensure you have your animal’s accreditation pass available to present to staff on entry.
There are accessible public toilets on levels 6 and 7 at Parliament House. A Changing Places facility is available.
Parliamentary documents, including committee transcripts and submissions, are published on our website in PDF format. If you use a screen reader and require documents in an accessible format, please contact the committee officer.
Planning a visit to Parliament
If you are planning a visit to NSW Parliament, please find more information here.
The Parliament of New South Wales acknowledges and respects the traditional lands of all Aboriginal people, and pays respects to all Elders past and present. We acknowledge the Gadigal people as the traditional custodians of the land on which the Parliament of New South Wales stands.