Gough Whitlam: A Prime Minister Dismissed 1975



Onsite experience


$5 per student, accompanying teachers free

Students will analyse the events that led to the dismissal of the Whitlam government.

Using authentic speeches and heritage spaces of Old Parliament House, including the iconic front steps, students recreate the drama in the very place that the dismissal occurred. 

Students will:

  • draw on speeches and facts to recreate this significant event
  • explore historic spaces including the Prime Minister's Office and the Senate chamber
  • discuss their opinions on the events and final outcome.

Key information

60 minutes

All onsite excursions need to be booked in advance. To protect our heritage building, self-guided groups are not permitted.

For information about getting to the museum, facilities, access and supervision ratios visit the Plan a school visit page.


If you're travelling over 150 km to visit Canberra you may be eligible for the Parliamentary and Civics Education Rebate. Your PACER application must be submitted 3 weeks prior to your visit and you are required to complete a one-hour facilitated program.

We will complete your PACER paperwork after checking how many students attend the program. We're unable to complete this without seeing the group. You will receive an invoice after your visit based on how many students attend the program.

Please email bookings@moadoph.gov.au or call 02 6270 8222 with any changes or cancellations.

Check our Terms and conditions for information about changing or cancelling programs.