"... and do not forget the Flagpole" New Parliament House Tip by Kakapo2

New Parliament House, Canberra: 52 reviews and 115 photos

  The flagpole is 81 metres high.
by Kakapo2

The flagpole on Parliament House is 81 metres high and made of stainless steel. The flag measures 12.9 by 6.4 metres. In their brochure they compare the size to the side of a double-decker bus. It weighs 220 tonnes; the steel comes from Newcastle in New South Wales.

With those measures it is one of the biggest stainless steel constructions in the world. It has become the symbol of national government and is flood-lit at night. So you will always see it dominating the city - and somehow this is a symbol of its own right, as Canberra once was only planned as the place of the Australian Government.

Address: Capital Hill
Phone: 02 6277 5399
Website: http://www.aph.gov.au/

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Jul 8, 2007
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