General details

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Opening hours

Open daily 10.00am – 5.00pm 
(closed Christmas day)


Parkes Place, Parkes, Canberra


+61 2 6240 6411

Admission to the NGA is free

Special exhibitions entry costs may apply

Escalator access

Please note: The ground floor entry foyer escalators will not be accessible from Wednesday 26 April to COB Friday 28 April. There are lifts located behind the escalator and next to Gandel Hall. Please ask our Visitors Services team for any assistance. We apologise for any inconvenience.


Download our map or collect one when you visit. You can also download the NGA App in itunes and plan your visit.

James Turrell's Skyspace

Australian Garden

Open every day with a special light show viewing at dawn and dusk. To find out the best times to view please:

Sculpture Garden 

Open every day

Fujiko Nakaya's fog sculpture is in operation
12.30–2.00pm daily

Visit Canberra

Prepare to experience one good thing after another when you Visit Canberra. Because whether it’s world-class wining and dining, iconic national treasures or breathtaking natural beauty, everything is just moments away. Indulge in wine tasting and boutique shopping, power through mountain biking and rock climbing, experience a jam-packed calendar of festivals and events or simply let the kids run wild.

If arts and culture is your thing, Canberra has you covered with a multitude of galleries and museums to explore and discover more about Australia’s history. After exploring the National Gallery of Australia, wander across the road to the National Portrait Gallery and the National Library of Australia. When it comes to Canberra, you never know what unexpected wonders are waiting around the corner.

NEW visitor app +
improved Wi-Fi access

Wi-Fi Access

You're very welcome to use our really fast (and free) Wi-Fi network when visiting the Gallery. Wi-Fi is easily setup when you arrive and our friendly staff can help if you need it.

We're also keen for you to share your experiences and thoughts through your favourite social networks and are also developing a new visitor online portal (available soon) that will provide up to the minute information during your visit.

Our App

Our NEW app has a map which can help you find your way around as well as a guide with information about many of the works on display. Feel free to download it before or during you're your visit.

We can give you a run through it too if you'd like to know more or get stuck.

Currently only for apple devices, Android is coming soon.