COVID-19 Measures

Updated: 3 August 2020

Parliament House takes its responsibility to its building occupants and the community seriously and is committed to assisting in reducing the risk of spread of COVID-19.

Subject to any future Government and Police directions regarding gatherings and social distancing, the following procedures and visitation requirements are in place.

These procedures replace the previous advice issued between 25 March 2020 - 2 August 2020.


 Non-access card holders will not be permitted into the Chamber public galleries on sitting days or Committee public galleries to view proceedings. This does not affect Committee witnesses.


Due to social distancing measures in effect in the Chambers, the public galleries will remain closed due to their use by staff, Members and other persons within the Parliamentary precinct.

Parliament is always open, transparent and accessible through its live broadcasting facilities, including Parliamentary sittings and committee hearings.  You can access live broadcasts here:

You can also access transcripts of all Parliamentary proceedings here:


Demonstrations on the steps of Parliament House are again permitted in line with current COVID-19 social distancing requirements. Please see the Conditions of Use form for further details:


From 14 September 2020:

The tour program and route will be temporarily modified to remove object handling (such as props for school groups) and role plays, to ensure proper sanitisation of the precinct.

No student school bags will be permitted.

For instructions on how to organise a school or community group tour, please visit:


See Question Time

Question Time starts at 2pm in the House of Assembly and 2.15pm in the Legislative Council on Parliament Sitting Days. Click here to view the sitting calendar. Question Time is open to the public and free of charge. Groups need to book due to the limited seating space. Phone: (08) 8237 9467 for further information.

Visit Parliament Sitting

The public gallery in both the House of Assembly and Legislative Council is open and free of charge to visitors when the Parliament is sitting. Click here to view the sitting calendar. Groups need to book due to the limited seating space Phone: (08) 8237 9467 for further information. 

Accessible Entry/Entrance

The accessible entrance to Parliament House is available via the Old Parliament House doors on North Terrace. 

Please call (08) 8237 9200 for assistance.  There is an intercom at the entrance doors for your convenience.