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The NGA is located in the heart of Canberra, near Parliament House, the High Court of Australia and next door to the National Portrait Gallery. You can also get to the NGA from the path around Lake Burley Griffin if you walk through the Sculpture Garden.


Underground paid parking is available via Parkes Place off King Edward Terrace. The above ground car park off Bowen Drive is available for parking on weekends only.

Paid parking applies only on weekdays until 5pm, weekend parking is free.

There's parking for people with limited mobility in both car parks. Assisted lift access to the NGA is available from the underground car park.

Please see the parking signs for rates and conditions.

Car parking rates

0-1 hour $2.50
1-2 hours $5.00
2-3 hours $7.50
3-4 hours $10.00
4-5 hours $12.50
5-6 hours $15.00
6-7 hours $17.50
7 + hours $20.00
Max day rate $20.00

Lost tickets incur the maximum daily charge.


The pay station is located adjacent to the lift in the underground car park.

There are other parking spots within a short walk to the NGA.


There are 15 bikes racks in total at the NGA. Ten are located at the base of the ramp at street level and there are five more closer to Lake Burley Griffin, near the Sculpture Garden.


The closest ACTION bus stop is on King Edward Terrace and Parkes Place East, just a short walk from the NGA. For timetable information visit ACTION buses or call 131 710.


Taxis can drop off at the front entrance of the NGA. Call Cabxpress on 1300 222 977 or Canberra Elite on 132 227.

Accommodation partners

AccorHotels are proud to partner with the National Gallery of Australia. Our four hotels are conveniently located only minutes from the Gallery and offer visitors and members special accommodation rates during major exhibition periods.

Novotel Canberra is located in the heart of the CBD less than 10 minute to the Gallery. It boasts a luxurious indoor heated swimming pool and fitness centre. Guests can enjoy the tranquil location of Narrabundah, while still being centrally located, just minutes away from city centre, all major Government departments, and Canberra Airport.

ibis Styles Canberra Narrabundah, is located at the gateway to the ACT only 20 minutes drive from the Gallery and provides value for money resort style accommodation. The 151 spacious rooms includes family rooms, two bedroom suites and spa suites. Set amongst native gardens and bushland it is ideal for families, conferences and groups.

Mercure Canberra No expense has been spared to bring the very best of facilities to the Mercure's 129 rooms, with its Executive Room options even having their own kitchenette. Olims Bistro and Bar is also on site to serve an affordable meal or to offer you a game of pool in the bar. 15 minutes to the National Gallery of Australia.

Airline Partner

As a proud supporter of the National Gallery of Australia, we encourage you to travel on Australia’s national airline, Qantas for your visit to Canberra.