The Parliament of Queensland Act 2001 states that one of the responsibilities of the Clerk of the Parliament is to ‘have custody of all documents in the possession of the Assembly, a committee or an inquiry’. This means that all official records of the Parliament must be held in a safe and secure manner within Parliament House.

In order to house this large collection of documents, Parliament House has two large strong rooms. These are each fireproof and climate controlled to ensure the safety and preservation of the collection. The doors to each are made of thick steel.


Acts of Parliament Seal


When a Bill is passed in Parliament, it is must be stamped with the official seal before being taken to the Governor for Royal Assent and becoming an Act of Parliament. The importance of this seal means it is stored in the Parliamentary Strongrooms.