The Serjeant-at-Arms assists the House of Representatives do its work. In the House they do this by:
- escorting the Speaker of the House of Representatives into and out of the House, while carrying the Mace
- assisting the Speaker to maintain order
- recording attendance of members
- standing guard during divisions
- delivering formal messages
- helping to organise ceremonial occasions.
The Serjeant-at-Arms also has an important role outside of the chamber, including:
- organising office accommodation and supplies for members and staff
- maintaining security in the House of Representatives
- organising bookings for visitors to the House of Representatives.
You can find out more about the Serjeant-at-Arms with this fact sheet.