Australian Embassy

Arts and Culture

Australia’s National Galleries

The National Gallery of Australia

The National Gallery’s works are part of Australia’s national collection. Its permanent exhibition includes more than 160,000 works of art across four main areas: Australian art, Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander art, Asian art and European and American art.

Opening Hours: Open daily 10am – 5pm daily (closed Christmas Day)
General info: +61 2 6240 6411
Location: Parkes Place, Parkes Canberra
General Admission is free. Costs may apply for entry to special exhibitions

National Gallery of Victoria (NGV)

The National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) is the oldest and most visited gallery in Australia. Situated over two magnificent buildings, the NGV holds the most significant collection of art in the region; a vast treasury of more than 70,000 works that span thousands of years and a wealth of ideas, disciplines and styles. The Gallery hosts a wide range of international and local artists, exhibitions, programs and events; from contemporary art to major international historic exhibitions, fashion and design, architecture, sound and dance.

Opening Hours: Open 10am–5pm daily. Closed Tuesdays, Good Friday and Christmas Day
General enquiries: +61 3 8620 2222
Location: 180 St Kilda Road Melbourne
General admission is free

Art Gallery of NSW

The Art Gallery of NSW is one of Australia’s leading art museums. Over one million visitors enjoy the Gallery’s collection of Australian, Aboriginal, European, Asian and contemporary art each year. Only 15 minutes’ walk from the city centre, the Gallery presents fine international and Australian art in expansive, light-filled spaces, offering stunning views of Sydney and the harbour. The Gallery has more than 30 temporary exhibitions each year, including the Archibald Prize and ARTEXPRESS exhibitions.

Opening Hours: Open daily 10am - 5pm daily (closed Christmas Day)
Gallery Shop 10am - 4.45pm, Wednesdays until 9pm
General info: +61 2 9225 1700
Location: Art Gallery Road, The Domain, Sydney
General Admission is free. Costs may apply for entry to special exhibitions

Art Gallery of South Australia

Located in the heart of Adelaide\'s cultural boulevard, the Art Gallery of South Australia is home to one of Australia\'s great art collections. It boasts an outstanding collection of 38,000 works by Australian, European, North American and Asian artists. Housed in one of Adelaide\'s most beautiful buildings, the Art Gallery welcomes more than half a million visitors each year.

Opening Hours: Open daily 10am - 5pm (closed Christmas Day)
General info: +61 8 8207 7000
Location: North Terrace, Adelaide
General admission is free. Charges apply for some exhibitions

Art Gallery of Western Australia

Founded in 1895, the Art Gallery of Western Australia occupies a precinct of three heritage buildings on the south-eastern corner of the Perth Cultural Centre. The Gallery houses the State Art Collection, which includes one of the world’s finest collections of Indigenous art.
The Gallery places particular emphasis on art produced in Australia and the Indian Ocean Rim. Western Australia’s proximity and access to many of the most exciting cultures of the world adds immeasurably to the Gallery’s programs, exhibitions, collections and events.

Opening Hours: Open daily 10am - 5pm. Closed Tuesdays, Good Friday, Anzac Day and Christmas Day
General Enquiries: +61 8 9492 6622
Location: Perth Cultural Centre
General admission is free, but visitors are asked to make a voluntary donation

Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory

The Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory (MAGNT) is the Top End\'s premier cultural and artistic organisation. Set in a scenic location overlooking the Arafura Sea in Darwin, the MAGNT is home to internationally renowned artistic, cultural and scientific collections and research programs.
Each year the MAGNT presents a dynamic program comprised of the best of its permanent collection and travelling exhibitions around Australia. It\'s also the home of the annual Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards - the most significant celebration of its kind in Australia.

Opening Hours: Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm
Weekends and Public Holidays 10am - 5pm
Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Years’ Day and Good Friday
General enquiries: +61 8 8999 8264
Location: 19 Conacher St, The Gardens, Darwin

Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art

Enriching the cultural life of Brisbane, the Queensland Art Gallery (QAG) and Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) offer distinct yet complementary experiences. The galleries aim to connect people and art through a dynamic program of Australian and international exhibitions showcasing works by historical and contemporary artists.
QAGOMA’s highly acclaimed Children’s Art Centre presents engaging and interactive exhibitions and events for visitors of all ages and the cinemas at GOMA feature films by influential and popular film makers and artists.

Opening Hours: Open daily 10am – 5pm. Closed Christmas Day and Good Friday. Open 12 Noon ANZAC Day
General Enquiries: +61 (0)7 3840 7303
Location: Stanley Place, Cultural Precinct, South Bank, Brisbane

Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery

The Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) is a combined museum, art gallery and herbarium which safeguards Tasmania’s natural and cultural heritage and identity. TMAG is Australia’s second-oldest museum and is located in one of Australia’s most historically significant sites. TMAG contains almost 800,000 objects as diverse as fossils and fine art.

Opening Hours: Open daily 10am– 4pm. Closed Monday
General admission to TMAG is free. Special exhibits may require paid entry
General enquiries: +61 3 6165 7000
Location: Dunn Place, Hobart, Tasmania