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An 81m flag mast that has become the city’s major landmark crowns Parliament House. Visitors can join a guided tour, stroll through its public galleries, walk around its striking exterior – or roll down the grassy slopes that are part of its design. You can watch a session of parliament, if it is sitting. This enormous building took half a century to conceive and a decade to build.


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Address:
Parliament Dr Canberra ACT 2600
Bus 2, 3
Telephone (02) 6277 7111
Website www.aph.gov.au
Admission Free
    Open Sitting Weeks - Mon-Tue 9am-5pm Wed-Thu 8:30am-5pm; Non-Sitting Weeks Mon-Fri 9am-5pm

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  • Rob, 09 May 2017


    I thought it would be a bit more grand . . .

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  • Ting, 17 Oct 2016


    Similar the US system with two Houses, Australia capital's parliament is also open for visits and tours. In fact, you can literally walk up onto its roof symbolizing the government under the people.

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  • Mimi, 11 Oct 2016


    It's actually really nice inside. Marbled staircases! Definitely some good views of Canberra from the roof.

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  • JH, 09 Apr 2016


    Free one hour parking!

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  • Dimitris, 28 Feb 2016


    Just B E A U T I F U L ! ! ! Visit is a must.

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  • Albert, 31 Dec 2015


    Learn how our nation is governed on one of the free tours

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  • Saud, 09 Aug 2015


    Check out the roof!

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  • May, 01 Apr 2015


    Great views and a very interesting place.

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  • Liv, 02 Oct 2014


    Don't miss question time at 2pm!

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  • Tracey, 01 Dec 2013


    Take the free tour! Go up to the roof top. Free parking

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  • Amelia, 04 Jul 2013


    Guards get cranky and hurries everyone towards the exit when it's closer to closing time (5pm).

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  • Vince, 12 Feb 2013


    I'd take your shoes off BEFORE you go through security to avoid having to go back through - its very sensitive at the moment

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  • j03w, 01 Oct 2012


    free wifi here!

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  • The White House, 17 Nov 2011


    President Obama holds a joint press conference with Prime Minister Julia Gillard of Australia at Parliament House.

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  • Dave, 11 Jul 2011


    Such a beutifull building but don't try to park your bike by the Seantaors' Entrance or Security will get shouty

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  • Carbon, 01 Jun 2011


    This is where it all happens! If you want to get a cause heard, this is where you come! We'll be here a lot until climate change is addressed properly!

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  • Kae Yen, 12 Sep 2010


    Check out the amazing view from the rooftop and get the police officer up there to take your photo. Shuts at 445pm.

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  • Adam, 22 Mar 2010


    Make sure you take the guided tour as the history known by the guides in amazing!

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