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Disability access

Disability access

​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.

Arriving at and leaving Parliament House

Parliament House is at 6 Macquarie Street, Sydney. Follow this link for directions and transport options to and from Parliament House.

Security screening

All visitors enter Parliament from Macquarie Street via a security screening station. If you have accessibility requirements that affect how you undergo security screening, please advise the security officers when you arrive.

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:

• flat access to the Macquarie, Jubilee, McKell and Preston Stanley Rooms on level 7
• flat access to the Public Café and Strangers Dining Room on level 7
• flat access to the Theatrette on level 6
• accessible lifts from Reception on level 7
• carpets with a short, dense pile. 

People who use wheelchairs or with mobility disabilities who wish to attend Question Time or other proceedings in the chambers should advise the Houses’ front desk staff. To avoid delays call the Legislative Council on 02 9230 2319 or the Legislative Assembly on 02 9230 2219 before your visit so we can assist with accessibility requirements.

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 Visitors’ Galleries of the Legislative Assembly and Legislative Council Chambers
• the Macquarie Room
• the Jubilee Room
• the McKell Room
• the Preston Stanley Room
• the Strangers’ Dining Room
• the Parliamentary Theatrette.

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.

Accessible toilets

There are accessible public toilets on levels 6 and 7 at Parliament House. A Changing Places facility is currently being installed and will be available soon.

Facilities for parents

There is a baby change room on level 7 with comfortable chairs, a change table, a sink and a microwave.

Parking for people with disabilities

People with a Mobility Parking Scheme Permit visiting Parliament to participate in committee proceedings, attend functions or as guests of members may be able to arrange accessible parking, space permitting. All requests for parking must be made well in advance through the appropriate committee department, member, or function organiser.
People with car-parking bookings must be met in the carpark and escorted by a staff member into the Parliament building.

Participating in committees

We are committed to ensuring everyone can participate in committee proceedings. If you have accessibility requirements, please contact us as early as possible so we can make the arrangements:

• Legislative Council committees: 02 9230 2319
• Legislative Assembly and joint committees: 02 9230 2219

You can find the contact details for each committee on this page. To find the committee, select the committee name and click the ‘Contact us’ tab.

Accessible documents

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.