The National Gallery of Australia provides a range of services, facilities and programs to enable visitors with special needs to access the national collection.
- If you seek further clarification please email Education@nga.gov.au or phone +61 2 6240 6504
- If assistance is required during a visit, please ask the nearest security officer or information officer.
- Entrance via Parkes Place off King Edward Terrace
- at both ends of the car park however spaces closest to the car park entrance/exit recomended
- lift access to main entrance from underground carpark
Above ground parking
- Entrance via Bowen Drive
- Wheelchairs and strollers are available from the cloakroom. There are two motorised wheelchairs available for use in the general galleries only.
- Access to the main entrance is at street level. People using wheelchairs can navigate the Gallery via lifts and ramps. Disabled parking is available.
- The Gallery provides two rooms for both employees and visitors who may like to use these facilities. The rooms provide a baby changing table, nappy disposal, privacy screen for breastfeeding, comfortable chairs and kitchenette including a microwave. One is located near the cloakroom at the ground level entrance, the other is near James O Fairfax Theatre and photography displays on level 1.
- There are two disabled toilets; one at the main entrance (ground level) near the cloakroom and another near the fashion and jewellery displays on level 1.
- There are Audio Induction Loop Systems installed at the main entry, in the James O Fairfax Theatre (rows 1–-5) and in the Small Theatre.
- Sign interpreted lectures are a regular feature of each major exhibition. Please contact the Gallery for information about forthcoming sign interpreted lectures. email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone +61 2 6240 6519.
Braille sculpture garden brochure
- The braille sculpture garden brochure includes an introduction and map of the garden plus descriptive text about the sculptures. Braille brochures are available at the information desk.
- The braille guide includes an introduction to the Gallery and its collections, plus descriptive text and braille images of six key works in the collection. Braille guides are available at the information desk.
- Education staff and voluntary guides are available to take people with vision impairment on tours of the Gallery's collection. The tour is hands-on where possible. Bookings are essential for this service. email email@example.com or phone +61 2 6240 6504
- Programs for students with special needs can be developed in consultation with Gallery Education staff. Sessions are built around workshop activities in the Gallery spaces.
- special needs services booking/enquiries please email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone +61 2 6240 6519.
Special access events
- Special access events happen regularly during major exhibitions. These provide an opportunity for people with disabilities, their families and carers, to view major exhibitions without competing with crowds or high level noise. Contact the Gallery for information about forthcoming special access events. email email@example.com or phone +61 2 6240 6504