In light of recent developments in the COVID-19 pandemic, the President of the Legislative Council and Speaker of the House of Assembly have made the following decisions regarding access and visitation to Parliament House. 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.
Until further notice:
• All public tours are cancelled;
• All school tours are cancelled;
• 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; and
• No future applications for demonstrations on the step of Parliament House will be approved and existing demonstrations over 500 (which will be subject to revision) will be contacted to advise that approval has been rescinded.
Parliament is always open, transparent and accessible through its live broadcasting facilities, including Parliamentary sittings and committee hearings. You can access live broadcasts here: https://www.parliament.sa.gov.au/About-Parliament/Live-Broadcast
You can also access transcripts of all Parliamentary proceedings here: https://www.parliament.sa.gov.au/About-Parliament/Hansard
Rallies or demonstrations on the steps of Parliament House are permitted but it is important that the organisers seek approval of the Presiding Officers. This is in the interests of members of the public attending the Parliament or using the adjacent footpath and roadway and of those participating in the rally or demonstration.
To obtain approval, organisers should review the Conditions of Use and forward details to:
The Joint Presiding Officers
c/o Office of the Serjeant-At-Arms
House of Assembly
Adelaide SA 5000
Telephone inquiries may be directed to the Office of the Serjeant-At-Arms, House of Assembly, (08) 8237 9467.