COVID-19 Measures

Updated: 8 April 2022

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 previous advice.

TOURS 

School and group tour programs at Parliament House have resumed in the following format:

MAKING BOOKINGS

Tours of Parliament House are hosted by Members of Parliament or their staff.  To organise a booking, you must make your booking directly through the office of a Member of Parliament.

Contact the office of the local MP whose electorate covers your school, or alternatively, a Member of the Legislative Council.

To find your local MP and their office contact details:
1. Enter your school’s address here to get the electorate name: https://www.ecsa.sa.gov.au/map
2. Find the MP for your electorate on this list here: https://www.parliament.sa.gov.au/en/House-of-Assembly/Members  

You can view a list of Legislative Council Members and contact details here: https://www.parliament.sa.gov.au/en/Legislative-Council/Members

PROGRAMS
You can request the following programs at the time of booking:

Non-sitting day tours allow your groups to explore the building, view the Member benches and interact more with the building space.  We recommend question time viewing for secondary students who have prior knowledge of Parliamentary processes.
View the sitting calendar here to determine non-sitting days: https://www.parliament.sa.gov.au/en/Sitting-Program/Sitting-Program-by-Year

AVAILABLE TIMES

Non-sitting day tours are held in fixed time slots to allow for cleaning in between each group of visitors. The available time slots are:

10.15am-11.15am (11.45am finish if debate booked)
One school up to 60 students 
 
11.45am-12.45pm (1.15pm finish if debate booked)
One school up to 60 students

1.00pm-2.00pm (2.30pm finish if debate booked)
One school up to 60 students 

2.30pm-3.30pm
One community group – max. 30 attendees

It is critical that groups arrive on time (i.e. 5-10 minutes before start time to clear security).

When you contact your Member of choice, we recommend having multiple date/time options in mind.

ATTENDING ON SITE

We request that no large bags are taken on-site. Teachers may bring first aid kits and small bags.

We ask that all teachers present a roll of attending students upon arrival to Centre Hall staff for contact tracing.

All attendees must follow SA Health guidelines regarding mask usage.

Students who are classroom contacts are unable to participate in excursions to Parliament House (the Department of Education states that classroom contacts should avoid participating in excursions for 7 days following contact with a positive COVID case). 

All visitors enter through a security system similar to that at an airport. You may wish to prepare students for this experience before arrival (emptying pockets of metal items, phones etc.)

 
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Tour Types

General Public 
Primary and Secondary Schools
TAFE/Tertiary/Adult Learning
Public Sector Employees
Community Groups, Clubs and Interest Groups

 

General Public


When Parliament is not sitting, guided public tours are available free of charge at 10am and 2pm on weekdays. Click here to view the sitting calendar.

Primary and Secondary Schools

Please see the COVID-19 message above for current instructions regarding school tours.

TAFE/Tertiary/Adult Learning


The Community Education Office runs regular tours for TAFE classes, tertiary institutions and adult learners.  Contact the Education Officer for dates and further information.

Education Office
(08) 8237 9443
education@parliament.sa.gov.au


Public Sector Employees

The Community Education Office runs regular tours for mentoring groups and graduates within the public sector.  Contact the Education Officer for dates and further information.

Education Office
(08) 8237 9443
education@parliament.sa.gov.au


Community Groups, Clubs and Interest Groups


Community groups, clubs and interest groups are welcome to contact a member of the House of Assembly or the Legislative Council to request a tour.  Click here for contact information for Legislative Council members.  Click here for contact information for House of Assembly Members.  If you need assistance finding your electorate and contacting your local member:

  1. Use the Electoral Commission SA interactive boundaries map to determine your electorate via address.
  2. Search for the electorate and corresponding member on our member search page.

Accessibility

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.