Parliament to meet in Launceston

The Sesquicentenary of Responsible Government in Tasmania is to be marked by historic meetings of the House of Assembly and the Legislative Council outside Parliament House, Hobart. Both Houses will sit at the Albert Hall, Launceston, from Tuesday 17 October until Thursday, 19 October next.

These sittings will afford many Tasmanians, particularly in the north of the State, the opportunity to observe Parliament in action for the first time. The sittings are not of a ceremonial nature, but will be a 'normal' sitting week where the time of both Houses will be devoted to considering legislation, debating matters of public importance and scrutinising the activities of the Government.

A link to the sitting program is detailed below.

Visitor Reception

Visitors to the sittings are most welcome and should proceed to the main entrance of the Albert Hall in Cimitiere Street .

Official Visitors and Parliamentary Security Pass Holders may proceed directly to the Reception Desk.

All other visitors are required to undergo a security check by placing all hand luggage and personal items upon the table and proceeding through the metal detector. Bags must be checked in.

Cameras are not permitted to be taken into the Public Gallery.

All mobile phones are to be switched off in the Public Galleries and Presiding Officers' Reserves.

School Groups

The entrance for school groups is via the car park affronting Victoria 's Restaurant (to the left of the Main Entrance).

Exhibition

An exhibition of Parliamentary and other Sesquicentenial memorabilia is located in the Pioneers Lobby and may be viewed during your visit.

Proposed Sitting Program

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