Lockdown Learning Resources

Lockdown Learning Resources

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. 


4. Quizzes

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


The Legislative Council also have their own Facebook page where you can learn about key developments in the NSW Upper House. 




The Parliament has 3 dedicated Twitter channels.

Follow the Legislative Assembly on Twitter 

Keep up to date with the latest from our dedicated research team on NSW Parliamentary Research 

Follow the Legislative Council on Twitter 


The Parliament has one Instagram profile which features the rich history of our beautiful building and democracy in NSW. 

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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

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