COVID-19 Measures

Updated: 6 August 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 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

AVAILABLE TIMES

Tours can be held on non-sitting days in fixed time slots to allow for cleaning in between each group of visitors. The available time slots are:
9.45am-10.45am
One school up to 60 students (two guides required for more than 30 students)
OR
One community group up to 30 attendees

10.45am-11.45am
One school up to 60 students (two guides required for more than 30 students)
OR
One community group up to 30 attendees

12.15pm-1.15pm
One school class/community group (30 attendees)

12.45pm-1.45pm
One school class/community group (30 attendees)

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

Tours cannot be conducted on sitting days.

View the sitting calendar here to determine non-sitting days: https://www.parliament.sa.gov.au/en/Sitting-Program/Sitting-Program-by-Year

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.

TOUR CHANGES

With COVID-19 measures in place, all tours are being conducted from the public viewing galleries. The floors of the Chambers are not for public access. Debate programs and use of props are temporarily suspended until further notice.

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.

Masks are required for high school level students and above (unless a medical exemption exists).

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.

Natalie Young
(08) 8237 9386
natalie.young@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.

Natalie Young
(08) 8237 9386
natalie.young@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.