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14 Sep 2021ECU Broadcasting students produce video tribute for Edith CowanTo commemorate the centenary of Edith Cowan’s election, Parliament partnered with Students at ECU to create a video tribute of Australia’s first female Parliamentarian.
23 Aug 2021Albany Outreach 2021The Parliamentary Education Office is in Albany from 23 – 27 August.
23 Aug 2021Kapi Winki by Wingu Tingima in the Speaker’s CorridorWA Parliament is honoured to display Kapi Winki by Wingu Tingima in the Speaker’s Corridor.
28 Jul 20212021 Parliamentary sitting datesThe sitting dates for 2021 have now been released.
5 Jul 2021WA Parliament recognises NAIDOC 2021 - Heal CountryThe Parliament of Western Australia is honoured to be situated on the ancestral lands of the Whadjuk Noongar people.
25 Jun 2021WA Parliament presents 'Edith'Friday 30 July 2021 - Three Performances. Join us for a dramatic performance, a short tour of Parliament House and light refreshments.
20 May 2021Swearing-in of Legislative CouncilThe members who were elected to the Legislative Council at the State Election on 13 March 2021 were sworn in 24 May 2021.
5 May 2021Opening of the 41st ParliamentThe 41st Parliament was officially opened on Thursday, 29 April 2021 by His Excellency the Governor, Hon Kim Beazley AC.
14 Apr 2021Opening of the 41st ParliamentThe 41st Parliament will be officially opened on Thursday, 29 April by His Excellency the Governor Hon Kim Beazley, AC.
30 Mar 2021Inside and Out @ Your Parliament HouseParliament House and Grounds will be open to the public on Friday, 16 April 2021 as part of Heritage Perth Weekend 2021 – Boorloo Kwedjang Bardip Yanginy.
11 Mar 2021Parliament of Western Australia celebrates opening of new family roomAs Parliament recommences, members and staff will be able to enjoy the new Family Room.
11 Mar 2021WA Parliament remembers first woman memberThe Parliament of Western Australia acknowledges the centenary of the election of Edith Dircksey Cowan OBE to the Western Australian Legislative Assembly.
12 Jan 2021Closure of main entrance – Wednesday 13 January to Monday 15 FebruaryDue to upgrade works at Parliament House, the main entrance will be closed from Wednesday 13 January and will reopen on Monday 15 February.
7 Dec 2020Prorogation of ParliamentOn 7 December 2020, His Excellency the Governor prorogued the two Houses of the Parliament of Western Australia.
19 Nov 2020Parliament House now permanently included in the State Register of Heritage PlacesThe Presiding Officers have welcomed the decision to permanently place Parliament House on the State Register of Heritage Places, and have made the following statement.
13 Nov 2020Baton of Life Message Stick on displayThe Baton of Life message stick tabled in Parliament by Josie Farrer on display in the Aboriginal People’s Gallery.
13 Nov 2020WA Parliament reopening for public toursPublic tours of the Parliament of Western Australia resume from Monday, 16 November.
12 Nov 2020COVID19 Update for ParliamentThe Parliament has put in place measures to preserve the operation of Parliament and reduce risk of transmission.
9 Nov 2020WA Parliament recognises NAIDOC Week The Parliament of Western Australia is honoured to be situated on the ancestral lands of the Whadjuk Noongar people.
16 Oct 2020Legislative Assembly Budget EstimatesThe Assembly is holding budget estimates hearings from 20 to 22 October.
15 Oct 2020Annual report tablingGovernment agencies table annual reports in Parliament.
29 Sep 2020National Police Remembrance DayWA Parliament is lit blue to honour officers who lost their lives in the line of duty.
21 Aug 2020Presiding Officers open FountainsThe restored Fountains have now been officially opened.
10 Aug 2020Parliament House grounds improvement worksChanged visitor parking for Parliament House
10 Aug 2020Parliamentary Research Program commencesThe 2020 Parliamentary Research Program is underway, with students and members attending orientation on 6 August.
1 Jul 2020School tours resume in term 3School groups will be able to visit WA Parliament again from term 3, with tours to recommence on a modified basis.
28 May 2020Parliamentary support for OzHarvestParliament produced 3,500 meals for OzHarvest as part of its food support program in March and April.
20 May 2020WOW DayParliament is lit orange in recognition of Wear Orange Wednesday in support of SES volunteers.
18 May 2020National Volunteers WeekParliament lit red to celebrate National Volunteer Week and recognise the contributions of Australia’s volunteers.
23 Apr 2020ANZAC Day 2020On ANZAC Day while we can’t gather for traditional memorials, the Parliament of Western Australia remembers all who served
1 Apr 2020Parliamentary support for community during Covid-19WA Parliament will partner with OzHarvest to provide much-needed meals for the community during the COVID-19 pandemic.
17 Mar 2020COVID19 Advice for ParliamentThe Parliament has put in place measures to preserve the operation of Parliament and reduce risk of transmission.
16 Mar 2020Harmony WeekParliament is lit orange in recognition of Harmony Week. This is a week to celebrate the achievements of our vibrant multicultural State.
6 Mar 2020International Womens DayWA Parliament celebrates International Women’s Day 2020.
28 Feb 2020World Rare DiseaseThe 29th of February is World Rare Disease day. In recognition, the WA Parliament is lit green this weekend.
18 Feb 2020Murdoch University Art ExhibitionPEEK, a partial view of the Murdoch University Art Collection, was launched on Monday, 17 February 2020.
18 Feb 2020Parliamentary Outreach Dates for 2020Parliamentary Education has released dates for regional outreach program visits to the Pilbara, Kimberley and Goldfields.
9 Jan 2020Visitor Parking – Friday 10 January to Friday 24 JanuaryDue to roofing upgrade works at Parliament House, vehicle access to the main entrance is restricted from Friday, 10 January until Friday, 24 January.
13 Dec 2019Christmas opening hours and tour informationParliament House will be closed from 25 December to 1 January 2020. We will reopen on Thursday, 2 January 2020.
11 Dec 2019Website intermittent outages - 16 Dec 2019System maintenance between 12noon and 2pm, 16 Dec 2019. The website will be unavailable for short periods during this time.
5 Dec 2019New electoral boundaries releasedThe Electoral Distribution Commission has released the final determination of boundaries to apply at March 2021 election.
29 Nov 2019BeachSAFE AppealTo support Surf Life Saving WA BeachSAFE Appeal Parliament will be lit red this weekend. Visit
25 Nov 2019Speak Out to Stop Violence Against WomenIn recognition of the 16 Days in WA – Stop Violence against Women, Parliament will be lit orange this week.
15 Nov 20192019 World Prematurity DayIn recognition of World Prematurity Day on November 17, Parliament will be lit purple this weekend.
14 Nov 2019Visit by Clerk of the Parliament of the Cook IslandsThe Parliament of Western Australia recently hosted Mr Tangata Vainerere, Clerk of the Parliament of the Cook Islands
14 Nov 2019WA Parliament celebrates Seniors WeekWA Parliament once again celebrated Seniors Week with a series of talk and tours, featuring ‘Quirky Tales and True’.
14 Nov 2019WA Parliament visits GeraldtonThe Parliamentary Education team visited Geraldton in September for the final leg of the 2019 outreach program.
23 Sep 2019Seniors Week 2019Parliament is again celebrating Seniors Week this November with a series of Talk and Tours.
20 Sep 2019You, Me and Democracy‘You, Me and Democracy’ is the latest addition to the Parliamentary Education Office’s resources for schools.
23 Aug 20192019 Parliamentary Research Program commencesStudents from the five state universities gathered at Parliament House recently for the commencement of the 2019 Parliamentary Research Program.
23 Aug 2019Parliamentary Education visit Port HedlandThe Parliamentary Education Office recently visited Port Hedland to deliver its ‘Pop-Up Parliaments’ program.
14 Aug 2019Cancellation of public tourThere will be no public tour on Thursday, 15 August. The next public tour will be held on Friday, 16 August at 2.00 pm.
6 Aug 2019Homelessness WeekTo mark Homelessness Week, selected images from the recent Eye Contact exhibition are on display at Parliament House.
26 Jun 2019NAIDOC Week events at Parliament HouseParliament is celebrating NAIDOC Week with a series of special tours.
25 Jun 2019Closure of main entrance – Friday 28 June – Monday, 1 JulyDue to upgrade works at Parliament House, the main entrance will be closed from Friday, 28 June to Monday, 1 July.
27 Apr 2019New website for Parliament HouseParliament’s website has been redesigned and upgraded with a new website deployed on Sunday, 28 April 2019.
If you require information about the new layout or functionality of the website or experience any technical issues, please contact Reception Services on (08) 9222 7222.
26 Apr 20192019-20 LA EstimatesClick the link above for information on the Legislative Assembly Estimates Hearings.
26 Apr 20192019-20 LC Budget Estimates HearingsClick the link above for information on the Legislative Council Budget Estimates Hearings.
26 Apr 2019The Black Rod of Western AustraliaThe Black Rod is primarily associated with the sovereign (King or Queen), or in the case of Western Australia, his or her representative, the Governor. The Black Rod is carried by the ‘Usher of the Black Rod’, who maintains the authority and order of the chamber he or she serves. This officer is an important link in parliamentary history and procedure.
26 Apr 2019The Legislative Assembly maceThe majority of first chambers (lower houses) in the Westminster system have followed the practice of the ‘Mother of Parliaments’ in England by featuring a ceremonial mace in proceedings—with a number of these commonwealth maces closely resembling or replicating the mace of the House of Commons.