Directions to Parliament of the Republic of Namibia
Parliament Building, 14A Love Street
Windhoek, NamibiaFrom Independence Avenue
Follow Independence Avenue toward the Zoo park. Continue to the four way intersection at the corner of Independence Avenue and Fidel Castro. At the traffic lights turn left into Fidel Castro Street. Proceed until traffic circle at Christuskirche. Turn left at the circle into Robert Mugabe Avenue. Make use of parking available in Robert Mugabe Avenue in front of Parliament or enter garden yard via Love Street. What visitors need to be aware of before visiting Parliament Where do I park?
Parking is available around the Parliament building, feel free to park at any available parking space except those that bear names or are marked as reserved.What are Parliament business hours?
Monday – Friday (excluding Public Holidays)
09:00 – 12:00
14:00 – 16:00Where do debates take place?

  • The debates take place inside the Chambers of the Houses of Parliament.
  • Sessions of both Houses of Parliament are open to the public;
  • You do not need to book in order to attend a Session of Parliament

How much does it cost to attend a debate?
Attendance of the debates are free of charge!

When do debates take place?

National Assembly Sessions
Tuesday – Thursday
14:30 -17:45
(Debates can go beyond 17:45)

During Budget Discussions
Monday: 14:30 – 17:45
Friday: 09:00 – 13:00

National Council Sessions
Monday – Thursday
09:00 – 13:00

What are the rules for observing the debate?

  • You are expected to take your seat in the Public Gallery at 14:15 i.e 15 minutes before commencement at 14h30.
  • Switch off your cellular phone
  • Noise is prohibited

What must I do with my bags?
You are requested to leave excess bags in your car. Hand bags and small bags are allowed, provided they pass through security checks. Also, you may bring a pen and a notepad.

What items are not allowed into the Parliamentary buildings?
No weapons (sharp objects, guns, knives etc.) are allowed on Parliament premises! Cameras are welcome.

Are refreshments on sale at Parliament?
The Parliament Restaurant is located inside the building and refreshments can be bought there.

Tours make Parliament accessible to the public and its stakeholders. A tour is a way to educate both Namibians or tourists about how our Parliament was found and what its roles, rules and structures are.

What can I expect from a guided tour?
• A warm reception from one of our Liaison Officers at the main entrance to the Parliament Building;
• A tour of the Chambers of both Houses of Parliament–the National Assembly and National Council.
• Visitors are encouraged to ask questions about Parliament.

Focus of the tour
• History of the Parliament Building.
• Functions and composition of Parliament.
• The law-making process, democracy and governance.
• Your role in the law-making process.

How long is a tour?
A tour is between one to one-and-a-half hours in duration.

How far in advance must I book a tour?
You may book your tour in advance or arrive unscheduled at Parliament at any time between 9:00 and 16:00. Should you need a Member of Parliament to talk to, please book your tour at least two weeks in advance so that the necessary arrangements can be made in advance.

Where are the public galleries?
Galleries are found upstairs in the Chamber. Our security personnel will direct you to the galleries. You may use the main staircase. The elderly and people with disabilities are advised to use the elevator inside the lobby.

How Do I enter Parliament?
Use the main entrance on the western side of the building, people with disabilities may use the special entrance on the south of the building.