Pairing arrangements are entirely unofficial. Because they’re unofficial, they can be altered or ignored at the discretion of the members themselves, or the whips, or the party leaders.
A national icon, a place of great beauty, magnificent design and historical significance, Old Parliament House is home to the Museum of Australian Democracy.
Enjoy a range of innovative exhibitions, tours and public programs that challenge and inspire. There are also special activities and spaces for children to explore. Finish your visit in one of our two beautiful cafés.
As one of Australia’s most cherished and important buildings, Old Parliament House is a great venue for conferences, events, formals, dinners and weddings.
Celebrating the spirit of Australian democracy and the power of your voice within it!
Open daily 9am–5pm
(closed Christmas Day)
$2 adults, $1 children and concessions, $5 family
18 King George Terrace, Parkes, Canberra
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From the Collection
This room was used as an office for the Prime Minister’s staff in the Prime Minister’s suite.
This room is situated in the northeast corner of the Provisional Parliament House, an area that was occupied by the Prime Minister and his staff throughout the life span of the building…