- Led by the education officer, tours of Parliament House enter the Chambers of the Legislative Assembly and Legislative Council. Along the way, your tour guide will reveal the colourful historical details of the Westminster system. Western Australia inherited the English system of Government when colonised in 1828. The bicameral parliament first sat in 1890, with 30 elected members in the Assembly and 15 in the Council. Today the Assembly consists of 57 members while the Council numbers 34. Tours run for half an hour on weekdays only. Bookings are necessary - individuals, groups and children are welcome.
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