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Chifley's Walk

Hear stories about Ben Chifley's time in office and visit the rooms he worked in.


Daily at 10:15am


45 minutes



Discover how Australia's 16th prime minister Ben Chifley came to power and how his leadership shaped the development of Canberra and Australia. See what Chifley's office looked like in the 1940s and hear why he often took down butcher shop orders while in office.

Self-guided walking trail

After your tour, complete the experience with a 10-minute self-guided walk along Chifley's daily route between Old Parliament House and his Canberra home at Hotel Kurrajong. Trace Chifley's steps along King George Terrace, Walpole Crescent and National Circuit.

Plan your visit

All areas of this tour are wheelchair accessible.