Visit Parliament

The NSW Parliament sits between 18-21 weeks per year.

Click here to see the latest Parliamentary sitting schedule.

I am always keen to welcome residents to Parliament during sitting weeks and I enjoy taking personal guided tours for community groups.

Throughout the year, I often hold forums in Parliament such as my Student Leaders Forum which brings together representatives from right around our electorate to discuss issues facing the future of young people.

Following this forum, I always deliver a speech in the House to advise Parliament of the issue and ideas that local young people have. I also forward letters to Ministers to ensure they are aware of the views of our local youth.

Students who are year 10 and above are encouraged to contact their SRC coordinator or Principal if they wish to participate in the next Student Leaders Forum.

Community groups visiting NSW Parliament


Pictured: Gareth hosting the Illawarra Home Educators Group in the Jubilee Room of State Parliament.

Gareth Ward MP for Kiama with Shoalhaven Red Cross in NSW Parliament House - 29th Oct 2015

Pictured: Gareth with a delegation from the Shoalhaven Heads Red Cross

Since being elected, I have been extremely proud to host numerous tours in New South Wales Parliament with local community groups across our region.

If your community organisation or local service club is interested in visiting NSW Parliament, I would be very pleased to arrange a suitable date and time. Please contact my office on (02) 4232 1082.

School Leaders Forum

2013 School Leaders Forum

Pictured: The 2013 School Leaders Forum participants with Gareth in ‘the bear pit’, New South Wales Legislative Assembly.

5th annual Kiama Student Leaders Forum - Thursday 6th August 2015

Pictured: The 2015 School Leaders Forum participants with Gareth in The Jubilee Room