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Visiting Parliament House

Located in Harvest Terrace, Perth, the Western Australian Parliament is open to the public throughout the year. On non-sitting days the building is open from 8.30am to 5.00pm and is closed on public holidays and weekends.

Parliament in Action
The Public galleries are a great venue for the public to view Parliament in action, on sitting days. Access the Legislative Assembly public gallery via the southern entrance and the Legislative Council public gallery via the northern entrance of Parliament House.

Sitting Calendar
The 2019 Sitting Calendar for the 40th Parliament of Western Australia.

A ramp at the front of Parliament House facilitates wheelchair access and a lift provides access to the first and second floors with a wheelchair lift located on the northern staircase on the second floor west wing providing access to the Library. There is a universal access toilet is available on the first floor, off the Lee-Steere foyer.

Public Toilets are available on the north side of the building just off the northern driveway, see map below. They are open during building opening hours.

All visitors to Parliament House are required to pass through security checkpoints before entering the building. This process involves scanning both persons and bags.

Visitors with Pacemakers and other medical prosthesis should advise security.

Identity Cards

Visitors issued an identification pass must display it at all times.

Bags and backpacks are not permitted in Parliament House

No Food or Drink

No water bottles

No photography

No Workbooks or pens and pencils

Prohibited items - no sharp items including knives, scissors, cutlery, screwdrivers. Other prohibited items include spray paint, banners, placards and flags and items that make noises like whistles.

A bag containing medical equipment including epipens are permitted into Parliament House

Getting to Parliament House

The building and grounds are bound by Hay Street, the Mitchell Freeway, Malcolm Street and Harvest Terrace, with the entire area being gazetted as a Parliamentary Reserve.

Walking to Parliament House
Parliament House in Western Australia is located on the out-skirts of the city centre, though still in the Central Business District. The most direct route is to walk west along St George's Terrace or west along Hay Street. It is up a slight hill and takes approximately fifteen minutes to walk the 2 kilometres from the city centre.

Driving and Parking at Parliament House
Travelling north along the Kwinana Freeway exit at Hay Street, turning left onto Harvest Terrace.
Travelling south along the Mitchell Freeway exit at James and Wellington Streets. Continue across Wellington Street up Elders Street to Hay Street, turning right into Hay street travelling across the traffic bridge and left into Harvest Terrace.

Limited public parking is available within the grounds of Parliament House. One hour meter parking is available in Parliament Place.

Public Transport
The free Cat Bus service is available to and from Parliament. The Red Cat travels to Parliament House along Hay Street and the Green Cat travels along St Georges Terrace to Malcolm Street.

Returning buses can be picked up from Malcolm Street for the Green Cat bus and Murray Street for the Red Cat bus.

Bus Transport
There are no bus layover areas at Parliament House and no bus parking available around Parliament House. The closest bus parking and layover area is adjacent to the Constitutional Centre on the corner of Havelock St and Parliament Place (5 minute walk to Parliament House).

Groups with special access requirements should contact Parliament House on 9222 7222 or, for educational tour groups, the Parliamentary Education Office on 9222 7259 ahead of their visit to discuss arrangements.

Contact Details
Parliament House
Harvest Terrace
Perth WA 6000
Phone: (08) 92227222

Parliament of Western Australia
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