Parliament House Canberra

Parliament House

Parliament House Canberra - ACT Landmarks

Landmark: Parliament House
Address: Parliament Drive, Canberra, 2600, ACT

The meeting place of Australia's Parliament is located in Australia's capital, Canberra, on Capital Hill, south of Lake Burley Griffin.

Australia's Parliament House was designed by Italian Romaldo Gieurgola and after seven years of construction was officially opened by Queen Elizabeth II in 1988. At the time of construction it was the most expensive building in the southern hemisphere costing over $1.1 billion with the structure created to preserve the shape of the hill on which it is built, with the roof being grassed over.

Visited by approximately one million people each year this significant structure is 300 metres long and 300 metres wide, making it one of the largest buildings in the southern hemisphere. Containing around 4,700 rooms with 90 percent of the building comprising of Australian materials, this building was designed to last at least 200 years.

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