To mark the 150th anniversary of the opening of Parliament House, Queenslanders and visitors are invited to attend a free open day event that will be held on Saturday, 11 August 2018. There is no need to book to attend this open day, please just come to Parliament House and enjoy a free self-guided tour along with entertainment and children's activities that will take place on the Speaker's Green.
The Open Day event will be opened by the Governor, His Excellency the Honourable Paul de Jersey AC, who will arrive at the front of Parliament House at 10am by horse and carriage heralded by Brisbane’s Town Crier. This will recreate the original 1868 opening of Parliament House.
The PH150 Open Day will feature:
• FREE behind-the-scenes self-guided tours of Parliament House including a number of areas not usually accessible to the public.
• FREE events and entertainment for all ages: includes dancing, school bands and choirs.
• FREE children's activities: lego building of Parliament House with BrisBricks; croquet; children's trail, costumed period dancing, colouring, & more.
• Refreshments and souvenirs available for purchase on the Speaker’s Green. The Speaker’s Green is a beautiful space to sit and relax.
Please note that the Open Day is a free event that does not require any booking. However the High Teas being held on the day does require prior bookings and payment via Eventbrite at this link.
Travelling to Parliament House:
Parliament House is located at the corner of George and Alice Streets and is within an easy walking distance of the Brisbane CBD. For public transport details, please visit Translink here.
You can also catch a ferry to Parliament House, the CityCat ferry terminal ‘QUT Gardens Point’ is located at the rear of the precinct.
If you choose to drive, there are public car parking stations in the CBD and metered street parking is available in surrounding streets.
Entry to Parliament House:
Entry to Parliament House for the Open Day on 11 August will be via the George Street visitor entry which faces the Brisbane City Botanic Gardens. Please come to the corner of George and Alice Streets and enter the main gates at the front of Parliament House.
For more information about the QP150 event, please visit the Queensland Parliament website.