Canberra Parliament House Tours

Discover the inner workings of the Australian government.

Take a tour of Parliament House and watch democracy in action. Parliament House hosts a range of guided tours that demonstrate the daily operations of the Australian federal government. Go behind the scenes in Capital Hill's landmark building and watch as current issues are explored and debated. Visit Old Parliament House and learn about Australia's political history.

Book your spot on the Welcome to Parliament House tour, which runs daily for free. You might see both chambers of Parliament and other highlights of the building's public areas, as well as the Parliament House Art Collection.

For an in-depth experience, reserve your spot on the Discover Parliament House or Behind the Scenes tours and get a closer look at political procedures. For a customised Parliament House experience, book a private tour and find out more about the building's architecture, gardens or art collection. Parliament House tours differ depending on whether Parliament is sitting on the day of your visit.

Find out about a time of monumental change when you explore Old Parliament House, which was the seat of the federal government until the 1980s. Sign up for a tour of the Museum of Australian Democracy or get spooked on a Ghost Tour.