Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Parliament House as it is today is a fairly modern building with construction on the new building beginning in 1981 and was officially opened by the Queen in May 1988. This amazing building is a sight to see with the view from above resembling two boomerangs enclosed within a circle. A lot of the building is underground beneath Capital Hill but the parliamentarians’ accommodation plus the meeting chambers are above ground and free standing. Parliament House is huge with lots of marble, water features and stainless steel. There are around 3,000 works of art on the walls as well. Come see the art, the great hall and visit one of the public galleries and listen to a public session. Although security has been tightened in recent times members of the public still have good access to Parliament House and there are cafes that cater to the tastes of most people. Parliament House is open to the public from 9am -5pm and there are free guided tours available.