Politics, Power and Law

Politics, Power and Law

Adelaide’s heritage buildings reflect the fascinating development of South Australia from colony to State. From North Terrace to Victoria Square, see the sites along the way that reveal the important role of the city as the centre of administration, commerce and leadership in the State.

Highlights include the original Legislative Council Chamber and South Australia’s Parliament House that was built in two stages over more than 50 years.  The court precinct at the South end of Victoria Square is home to the original and current Supreme Court buildings.

Generally these buildings have to be enjoyed from outside as they are almost all in current use and closed for public viewing.   Parliament House is one exception.  Visitors are welcome whenever parliament is sitting or they may take advantage of free tours which are available on non-sitting weekdays at 10am and 2pm. Question Time is a popular highlight at 2pm on sitting days.

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