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Parliament House, Darwin

Categories: Landmarks, Tourist Spots
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4.2/5 based on 150+ reviews on the web
Parliament House in Darwin is Australia's newest Parliament Building, it has been the seat of the Northern Territory Legislative Assembly since 1994. Parliament House is located on State Square in the centre of Darwin, which is also the administrative centre of the Northern Territory law and government. It features Post modern features. The Northern Territory Library is housed in Parliament House.Construction of Parliament House began in 1990, and the building was completed in 1994, and officially opened by the Governor-General of Australia, Bill Hayden on 18 August 1994. Before Parliament House the former Northern Territory Legislative Council established in 1948 was housed in various temporary buildings around Darwin. After 1974 the Northern Territory Legislative Assembly continued to operate on the same basis, and settled in buildings on the current location until 1990 when they were demolished to allow commencement of the construction of Parliament House. From 1990 to the end of 1994, the Assembly temporarily met in the Chan Building.

Two people were killed during the construction of Parliament House when a crane collapsed in March 1991.
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  • Those wishing to visit the Darwin library will find it (after the security check) inside the grandiose Parliament building. The latter is beautifully situated within gardens and with a view of the har...  read more »
  • Had the opportunity to partake a guided tour of Parliament House. Far more interesting than attempting to navigate the halls of Parliament House yourself. Barb, the guide was extremely knowledgeable a...  read more »
  • Be sure to go on one of the free tours. Our volunteer guide Barb was a wealth of information about NT politics, the building itself and the connection to the bombing of Darwin - there is a wall from t...  read more »
  • Worth a walk around inside and out. Modern architecture molds with a traditional 'colonial' style and is very pleasing on the eye.
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