Each year our doors open to thousands of students. During the pandemic our weekly tours for schools and the public have been put on hold.
Never fear, we’ve put together some of our best resources that recreate the parliamentary experience from the comfort of home or the classroom.
1. Experience a Regular Sitting Day on Video
2. Virtual Tours
Feel like you’re in the building with these virtual tours. Created by the team that would normally guide you through the building.
Visit the Legislative Assembly Chamber
Visit the Legislative Council Chamber
3. Watch Parliament Sitting Through Our Live Broadcast
Did you know that the Parliament is broadcast live on our website?
Parliament doesn’t sit every week so check out the Sitting Calendar and tune in here when it’s about to start.
Not sure what to watch?
Question time is usually on each sitting day and starts at 2.15pm in the Legislative Assembly. In the Legislative Council Question Time usually commences at 4.00 on Tuesdays and at midday on Wednesdays and Thursdays.
Most of our student pages include interactive quizzes.
Scroll down to the activities at the bottom of any of our student pages to get involved or view all quizzes in the student resource centre.
5. Social Media
Our social media channels are regularly updated.
Stay up to date with key parliamentary news and important moments in the development of democracy on the Parliament’s Facebook page.
?Women have now been voting in NSW for 118 years!?This week in 1902 it was third time lucky for women's franchise in…
Posted by Parliament of NSW on Thursday, August 27, 2020
The Legislative Council also have their own Facebook page where you can learn about key developments in the NSW Upper House.
? The Legislative Council has been recalled to sit today at 2.30 pm.On 10 August 2020 the President informed all…
Posted by NSW Legislative Council on Monday, August 24, 2020
The Parliament has 3 dedicated Twitter channels.
Follow the Legislative Assembly on Twitter
Today's Public Interest Debate is on the topic of "transport and domestic manufacturing".
Watch it live from 5pm: https://t.co/TteaOfNpcw pic.twitter.com/BERfD00GlI
— Legislative Assembly (@NSWParlLA) November 17, 2021
Keep up to date with the latest from our dedicated research team on NSW Parliamentary Research
NSW School Education: PISA 2018, socioeconomic background and proposals for reform https://t.co/iwi04zTcNg #nswpol #auseducation
— NSW Parl Research (@NSWParlResearch) August 13, 2020
Follow the Legislative Council on Twitter
✅Today is private members' business day where we will consider a range of bills and motions. The House has just agreed to today's schedule, moved by the Government whip @nmaclarenjones #nswpol
?Follow all the action live: https://t.co/Q4Qmc68766 pic.twitter.com/Xm4ndXHekn
— Legislative Council (@nsw_upperhouse) August 26, 2020
The Parliament has one Instagram profile which features the rich history of our beautiful building and democracy in NSW.
View this post on Instagram
Happy World Book Day. Featured from our collection – the first book published by a person born in Australia, pictured in front of his portrait of course! William Charles Wentworth was born on Norfolk Island, his mother was a convict, sent to New South Wales for stealing “wearing apparel”. William Charles Wentworth published this book in 1819, written to promote migration to the young colony. Wentworth was an early member of Parliament and his portrait has hung in the Legislative Assembly chamber since 1859 in recognition of his contribution to the development of NSW. All that gold lettering on the cover? That’s the title. The book’s full title is: “Statistical, Historical, and Political Description of The Colony of New South Wales And Its dependent Settlements in Van Diemen’s Land with a particular enumeration of the advantages which these colonies offer for emigration, and their superiority in many respects over those possessed by the United States of America” #nswparliament #worldbookday