Parliament House

Parliament House, Darwin: Hours, Address, Parliament House Reviews: 4.5/5

Parliament House
4.5
Points of Interest & Landmarks
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Pioneer749954
31 contributions
Jan 2022
Parliament House was a beautiful treasure to visit when we were in Darwin. There is a lot of information about the history of politics with these walls. Also hidden away in this magnificent building is the library, which had a wonderful historic display. We completed our visit with a lovely morning tea at the ‘Speakers Corner cafe’, where the coffee and cake was delicious.
Written January 21, 2022
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MadamJosephine
Melbourne, Australia1,100 contributions
Aug 2021
Parliament House and the Court Building that is adjacent dominate downtown Darwin with their gleaming white Tropical Style architecture. Inside the building is stunning with some wonderful art works to peruse as well as very informative panels on the Parliamentary system in the NT. The cafe on the ground floor is a great place to take a break, the service and coffee were excellent. Don't visit on a Monday as the Library is closed that day. One can easily spend half a day in the Library, especially if you are interested in the history of the NT. Highly recommended.
Written September 1, 2021
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Pastor Tim B
Toowoomba, Australia126 contributions
Jul 2021
Amazing building! Really stunning architecture. Absolutely worth a stroll through. The Library inside has a small museum as well.
Written July 26, 2021
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Abbykat
Wollongong, Australia1,048 contributions
Mar 2021 • Couples
We spent a few hours at the parliament house, viewing the building, artwork and then, going into the library which is housed there. Excellent information on the local aboriginals as well as sitting in an old bus which showed 3 old films on the hour. One was on the Ghan and another of life in Darwin in 1964. There were some Aboriginal women visiting the library and sitting near me and it was interesting hearing them say which buildings were still standing whilst the film was being played. That was really good.
Written March 17, 2021
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stinkwink
Sydney, Australia7,389 contributions
Jan 2021
From the terrace of our accommodation, we directly view an imposing white building on State Square in the center of Darwin. In front of it is a small park, and somehow it was reminiscent of historic Victorian houses seen in and around New Orleans. Maybe it is just because of the whitewashed walls of the building. In any case, I became curious and set off to take a closer look. As it turned out, what I saw is the Parliament, which happens to be the youngest parliament in Australia. Unfortunately, I couldn’t go in because it wasn’t open that day, so I just walked around. I was probably lucky to admire its beauty from our terrace that was a good viewing point.
Written January 30, 2021
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Julie W
Hitchin181 contributions
Feb 2020
This is a beautiful airy building. Inside there is a really good overview of the history of Darwin and an excellent library
We were particularly impressed with the cafe.
Written March 1, 2020
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TheShis
Tel Aviv, Israel33,173 contributions
Oct 2019
This is a lovely building, but unfortunately, there were no tours available during our visit to Darwin, so we could only appreciate the building from an architectural point of view, and indeed - it has a pleasant exterior.
One could say that this is a very big and impressive building for such a small town.
Written December 16, 2019
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geographyguy_11
Brisbane, Queensland517 contributions
Sep 2019
I was quite surprised to see at least 30 other people turn up for the Wednesday morning tour when I was in Darwin but it was still an informative and interesting visit. The guide, Leanne, did a good job in keeping the group moving whilst providing useful commentary on the history and features of the building as well as details on the process and personalities of the NT Assembly. Points of interest include the remains of the wall of the GPO destroyed in the bombing of Darwin, the Speaker's Green with its superb view and the Legislative Chamber itself. I always enjoy a Parliament tour and this one was no exception. Well worth a look if you are in Darwin; you can wander freely around as well with a self-guided brochure if there is no tour scheduled.
Written December 14, 2019
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Nodswollef
Wodonga, Australia319 contributions
Jul 2019
The Government buildings are located conveniently at the end of the CBD shops, and are outstanding and some historicly inspiring. Certainly worth having a look at.
Written November 25, 2019
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Fyti
George Town, Malaysia240 contributions
Oct 2019
A relatively new opulent building opened in 1994 which is available for self guided tours most days of the week. There are splendid views over the ocean from the garden.
From February to November there is a free guided tour which leaves the foyer at 10.30 a.m. every Wednesday. As parliament only sits 31 days of the year, it is unlikely that most visitors will be able to see the parliamentary procedure in action. The guided tour lasted approximately one hour and was led by a well informed guide. Part of the building encompasses the Northern Territory library which is extremely high tech and has an excellent display of the history of Darwin and surrounding area.
Written October 31, 2019
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Parliament House is open:
  • Mon - Fri 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Sat - Sun 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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