Parliament House

Bring civics and citizenship learning to life with a visit to Parliament House.

Parliament House is the home of South Australia’s legislature – the primary law making body in South Australia. The South Australian Parliament consists of the House of Assembly and the Legislative Council, which provide a rich backdrop for discovering democracy and learning about how South Australia is governed.

Guided tours, debate programs and viewing opportunities are available to encourage active citizenship and meaningful student learning. All guided programs are aligned with the Australian Curriculum and are planned using the Teaching for Effective Learning framework.

Depending on the year level, the student learning includes:

  • levels of government
  • the separation of powers
  • the role of Parliament
  • the role of Members of Parliament
  • elections
  • interesting historical facts and conventions connected to the Parliament of South Australia

Address:

North Terrace, Adelaide SA 5000

Parliament House

North Terrace, Adelaide SA 5000

School bookings

ALL school visits must be booked in advance.

Programs may be booked individually or in the following combinations:

  • Parliament Tour – Sitting Day + Question Time Viewing – Sitting Day
  • Parliament Tour – Non-Sitting Day + Debate – Non-Sitting Day

Booking instructions for Tours & Debates:

Find the state electorate that your school falls within

  1. Call the electorate office
  2. Coordinate a time for the program (or program combination) of your choice
  3. Your program will be hosted by your school’s local Member of State Parliament, or their electorate office staff

Don’t know your school’s electorate? Go to the Electoral Commission of SA’s website and try the Interactive Boundaries Map.

It is recommended that you have a selection of dates and times to present to the electorate office to work around the Member’s availability.


Booking instructions for Question Time Viewing only (no tour):

Contact the House of Assembly

Organising your visit

Please consider whether a sitting day or a non-sitting day is best for your class – the sitting calendar is available on the Parliament of SA’s website.

Allow extra time before your tour starts to clear through a security screening

Secure storage is available for school bags

Public toilets are available

Water bottles are the only item permitted on school tours

Filter programs for Parliament House


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Teachers' Big Days Out
Teachers’ Big Days Out

English
HASS - Civics and Citizenship
HASS - Geography
HASS - History
Mathematics
Science
STEM
Technologies
The Arts
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Student Debate - Non-Sitting Day
Student Debate – Non-Sitting Day

HASS - Civics and Citizenship
HASS - History
Special Program08 09 11 12hass-civics-and-citizenship hass-historycritical-and-creative-thinking ethical-understanding intercultural-understanding literacy numeracyaboriginal-and-torres-strait-islander-histories-and-cultures
Question Time - Sitting Day
Question Time – Sitting Day

HASS - Civics and CitizenshipSpecial Program06 07 08 09 10 11 12hass-civics-and-citizenshipcritical-and-creative-thinking ethical-understanding intercultural-understanding literacy numeracyaboriginal-and-torres-strait-islander-histories-and-cultures
Parliament Tour - Sitting Day
Parliament Tour – Sitting Day

HASS - Civics and Citizenship
HASS - History
Special Program06 07 08 09 10 11 12hass-civics-and-citizenship hass-historycritical-and-creative-thinking ethical-understanding intercultural-understanding literacy numeracyaboriginal-and-torres-strait-islander-histories-and-cultures
Parliament Tour - Non-Sitting Day
Parliament Tour – Non-Sitting Day

HASS - Civics and Citizenship
HASS - History
Special Program04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12hass-civics-and-citizenship hass-historycritical-and-creative-thinking ethical-understanding literacy numeracyaboriginal-and-torres-strait-islander-histories-and-cultures
South Australian Suffragettes web-based inquiry
South Australian Suffragettes web-based inquiry

This is a web-based resource aligned with Years 5, 6 and 9 Australian Curriculum: Civics and Citizenship and History. The South Australian Suffragettes website also provides opportunities for links to the Cross-curriculum priority Sustainability, particularly with regard to the social sustainability of a democracy.

English
HASS - Civics and Citizenship
HASS - Geography
HASS - History
Digital/eLearning06 07 08 09english hass-civics-and-citizenship hass-geography hass-historyethical-understanding information-and-communication-technology-ict-competence personal-and-social-capability