Vision + Policies
To be an inspiration for the people of Australia.
The National Gallery of Australia (NGA), located in Canberra, is the Commonwealth of Australia's national cultural institution for the visual arts and is part of the Ministry of the Arts within the Communications and the Arts portfolio.
The functions of the NGA are prescribed in its enabling legislation, the National Gallery Act 1975, which requires the NGA to:
- develop and maintain a national collection of works of art
- exhibit, or make available for exhibition by others, works of art from the national collection or works of art that are in the possession of the Gallery, and
- use every endeavour to make the most advantageous use of the national collection in the national interest.
The NGA receives funding from the Commonwealth Government and actively seeks, and relies upon, financial and in-kind support from private and corporate sources.
- National Gallery act (400kb pdf)
ABN 278 5597 5449
- Service charter
- Complaints handling guidelines
- Enterprise agreement (4Mb pdf)
- Workplace health and safety
- Environmental policy statement
- Acquistions policy 2006 (4.25Mb pdf)
- Loans guidelines
- Reproductions of works of art
- Website copyright statement
- Indigenous Australian art charter of principles