"How long do parliament sittings go for?"

Hi Barbara! When Members of the House of Representatives and Senators meet in Parliament House, the sittings last for an average of eleven hours a day. Sometimes daily sittings go for much longer, with members and senators meeting long into the night!

Before the beginning of each year and after an election, a sitting calendar is distributed to let everyone know when Parliament will be sitting. There are on average 18 to 20 sitting weeks a year. Sittings are usually held Monday to Thursday in one or two week blocks.

Each parliament is the length of a House of Representatives term, which is three years or earlier if an election is called. 

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