Members’ Dining Room 3


Members’ Dining Room 3 was originally the Members’ Lounge, a space for the exclusive use of Members and Senators. Considering the building’s construction era, Member’s Dining Room 3 is recognised for its modern architectural design, featuring two stunning, original skylights. It boasts an impressive view of Australian Parliament House, stunning by both day and night, and its own outdoor terrace space that can be used in conjunction with the room, weather permitting.



Direct access from Queen Victoria Terrace is via the driveway and pedestrian bridges; the latter have easy access ramps, and easy access toilets are also at level. A hearing loop is available in this space.

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What was formally known as the Member’s Lounge, this room was recognisable for the deep leather chairs used for morning and afternoon teas and suppers exclusively served for members and senators. Over the years the room featured a radio-gramophone and a selection of records, a grand piano and, by the 1980s, two televisions. In 1948, it was refurbished to allow Members to entertain guests in the space and was re-named the Members’ Visitors Room. In later years, the room was used to serve small breakfasts or quick meals for Members who did not have time for the more leisurely service in the main Members’ Dining Room.

From our past guests

  • "The staff on the night couldn’t have been more accommodating and helpful! From arriving to set up, the service through the event and getting everyone to exit the event after it finished."
    Private, 30th birthday party, 2018
  • "The team were so helpful and no request was ever to hard or an inconvenience to them. The day and evening run very smoothly and we can't thank them enough for all their hard work and fantastic service! "
    Wine Press, Taste Champagne, 2018
  • "We were extremely happy with the way our conference was run at Old Parliament House and we look forward to coming back to the venue again in the future."
    Commonwealth Bank, Conference, 2018