Parliament House and Government House

These impressive buildings adorn the northern intersection of North Terrace and King William Road. Government House, the oldest in Australia, is set on a sweep of manicured lawns and was the meeting place of the first council of government. As the council expanded, new buildings were constructed, including what is now Old Parliament House. These buildings, along with several statues and monuments – including the War Memorial at the corner of Kintore Avenue – make for an interesting and informative walk. Government House normally has two open days a year; phone (08) 8203 9800 for details. Guided tours of Parliament House run on non-sitting days (Monday and Friday) at 10am and 2pm; sitting days are published on the website (


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