COVID-19 Measures

Updated: 22 December 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 – 21 December 2020.


Non-access card holders will not be permitted into Committee public galleries to view proceedings. This does not affect Committee witnesses.


Chamber Public Galleries are closed to public visitors.

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 permitted in line with current COVID-19 social distancing requirements. Please see the Conditions of Use form for further details:


Public tours of Parliament House resume 4 January 2021. Public tours are available at 10am and 2pm on non-sitting weekdays for walk-in visitors:

School group and community group bookings for 2021 open on 18 January 2021 for a start date of 27 January 2021. For more information regarding how to make bookings visit: