Dates + times

  • Open from 12 August 6 Nov 2011
  • Open 10.00 am – 5.00 pm every day
    (except Christmas day)


  • Adult $15
  • Concession / Member $10
  • Children FREE (16 years and under)
  • Become a member


Recorded information +61 2 6240 6501
General information +61 2 6240 6411
For visitors with mobility difficulties +61 2 6240 6411

Oliver Messel Mask from costume for a Muse c 1925 National Gallery of Australia, purchased 1973

How to find us

On the south side of Lake Burley Griffin, the Gallery is adjacent to the High Court and The National Portrait Gallery, walking distance from the National Library and Old Parliament House.

See map below

National Gallery of Australia
Parkes Place
Canberra ACT 2600

To familiarise yourself with how to find us you can also view some video of the approaches to the National Gallery.



At peak times please be aware that it may be difficult locating a parking space.

The National Gallery has two car parks.
See map below

  • Underground (off Parkes Place) opens at 9.50 am and has a 3 hour limit.
  • Above ground (off Bowen Drive)
    opens at 9.45 am and has no time limit. Access to the Gallery from this car park is via the Sculpture Garden.
  • Accessible parking for people with limited mobility is available in both NGA car parks. Assisted lift access to the Gallery is available from the underground car park off Parkes Place.

Catch the bus

Catching the bus is recommended due to limited parking. The closest bus stop to the National Gallery is only a 5-minute walk away. For additional details call the ACT bus Customer Service Centre on 131710 or visit

  • Weekday routes 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 63, 80, 727
  • Saturday and Sunday routes 934, 938

A hop on–hop off tourist minibus services the NGA daily.  For more information and bookings see Explorer Bus


Taxis can drop off at the front entrance of the National Gallery.

  • Call Cabxpress 6260 6011
  • Canberra Cabs 13 2227
  • For wheelchair access cabs call 612 615 596

Walking / Cycling

From the city to the Gallery will take approx. 30 minutes walking or 10 minutes cycling. A walk from the Bus Depot Markets car park (available Mon-Sat) will take 20 minutes (see map below).

For information on bicycle hire.



The Hyatt Hotel Canberra is the proud accommodation partner for Fred Williams: infinite horizons. For a special accommodation offer including accommodation and breakfast, tickets to the exhibition and a Fred Williams: infinite horizons catalogue Click here for more details

Oliver Messel Mask from costume for a Muse c 1925 National Gallery of Australia, purchased 1973

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