COVID-19 Measures

Updated: 31 March 2021

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 16 March 2021 - 30 March 2021.

COMMITTEE HEARINGS

Committee galleries are now re-open for the public to view proceedings.  Contact the Committee Secretary of the relevant Committee for access information.

PUBLIC GALLERIES

Public galleries are now open to the general public with social density limits in place.  Centre Hall and security staff will advise walk-in visitors if the galleries are at capacity.  Please check in using the QR code at entry.

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

You can also access transcripts of all Parliamentary proceedings here: /About-Parliament/Hansard

DEMONSTRATIONS

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

TOURS 

Public tours of Parliament House are available.  Public tours are available at 10am and 2pm on non-sitting weekdays for walk-in visitors: /en/Visit/Tours#GeneralPublic

School group and community group bookings are available. For more information regarding how to make bookings visit: /en/Visit/Tours

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.