Parliament House celebrates 30 years

Parliament House celebrated its 30th birthday with several special events, including a performance by the Canberra Symphony Orchestra, a panel of special guests sharing their personal and political stories about the building and a special exhibition about its design competition and construction.

May 18, 2018

On 9 May, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, the Hon Tony Smith MP, the President of the Senate, Senator the Hon Scott Ryan and the Governor-General , His Excellency General the Hon Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd) welcomed visitors to the Forecourt to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the opening of Parliament House.

A Welcome to Country and a Smoking Ceremony were held, the ACT Primary Concert Choir performed, and a birthday cake was cut and distributed to the crowds gathered for the celebration.