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About the Talk and Tour program

Talk and Tour is a special tour program for community groups interested in learning more about the Western Australian Parliament and its history.

The program includes a 30-minute talk, combined with a 15-minute light morning or afternoon tea and a 45-minute tour of Parliament House by an experienced education guide from the Parliamentary Education Office. The tour provides fascinating insights into how Parliament works, the Westminster parliamentary system, building history, architecture and other design features.

Cost

There is a small cost of $5 per person to cover morning or afternoon tea. This money will need to be collected from the group and paid at Parliament’s reception prior to the tour commencing.

Group size

Limited to 20 persons. Please note that this tour program is in high demand so it is advisable to book as soon as possible.

Topics

Order Members!

An interesting insight into the work of Hansard reporters and why recording what is said in Parliament is important. See how Hansard reporters record parliamentary proceedings and make them available to the public. Please note that this talk is available only during Parliamentary recesses.

Quirky tales and true

Hear some of the more unusual stories about Parliament House and the people who have occupied it.

Parliamentary firsts

Explore some of the significant ‘firsts’ that have taken place in the Western Australian Parliament, a number of which were women in Parliament.

Parliament House – the people’s house

Learn about the Parliament House building, its history and architecture as well as some of its extensive art collection.

Laws and how they are made

A clear, concise explanation of the lawmaking process of your Parliament.

Schedule

During 2019 all Talk and Tours will be held on the fourth Monday and Friday of each month.

Times will be Mondays from 1.15 pm to 2.45 pm, and Fridays 10.15 am to 11.45 am.

Month

Monday

Friday

February

25

22

March

25

22

April

no tour

26

May

27

24

June

24

28

July

22 - booked out

26

August

26 - booked out

23 - booked out

September

23

27

October

28

25

November

25

22

Once you have selected a date and topic for your group, please contact the Parliamentary Education Office on 9222 7259 or email education@parliament.wa.gov.au to obtain further details about these tours and to make a booking.