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The National Portrait Gallery acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia and recognises the continuing connection to lands, waters and communities. We pay our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and to Elders both past and present.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are warned that this website contains images of deceased persons.

Concession and discount policy

Members

Discounted ticket prices for exhibitions and most paid programs are available to Circle of Friends members as well as members of institutions that are part of the Australian Federation of Friends of Museums. This includes:

  • Art Gallery of New South Wales (AGNSW)
  • National Gallery of Victoria (NGV)
  • Queensland Art Gallery + Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA)
  • Art Gallery of South Australia (AGSA)
  • Art Gallery of Western Australia (AGWA)
  • State Library of South Australia (SLSA)
  • Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG)
  • Manning Valley Regional Art Gallery, New South Wales
  • Qantas Founders Museum, Queensland
  • Redland Museum, Queensland
  • Uralla Historical Society, New South Wales
  • Design Tasmania
  • Monash Gallery of Art (MGA), Victoria
  • Burnie Regional Museum, Tasmania
  • Waterhouse Club, South Australia
  • Adelaide University Library, South Australia
  • Friends of Johnston Collection, Victoria
  • Artisans of Florence, Italy

Concession

Concession ticket prices are available for:

  • Full-time students at high school, TAFE, CIT, university and international students, with a valid student card
  • Holders of seniors’ cards issued by any Australian state or territory government
  • Pension cardholders (including disability support, aged)
  • Centrelink cardholders
  • Veterans Affairs cardholders
  • Members of the Association of Australian Gallery Guiding Organisations (AAGGO)
  • Members of Museums Australia
  • Members of the National Art Collection Fund (UK)
  • Members of the National Association for the Visual Arts (NAVA)

Children

Some exhibitions and programs will have discounted tickets or free entry for people in certain age groups, such as children under a particular age.

Companion cards

The Gallery recognises Companion Cards. Companion Card holders receive a complimentary ticket for their companion to all paid exhibitions and programs.

Free entry

Free entry to paid exhibitions is available for:

  • ICOM card holders
  • ICOMOS card holders
  • CAAMD card holders
  • CAMD card holders
  • International Press Card holders

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Canberra, ACT 2600, Australia

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The National Portrait Gallery acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia and recognises the continuing connection to lands, waters and communities. We pay our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and to Elders past and present. We respectfully advise that this site includes works by, images of, names of, voices of and references to deceased people.

This website comprises and contains copyrighted materials and works. Copyright in all materials and/or works comprising or contained within this website remains with the National Portrait Gallery and other copyright owners as specified.

The National Portrait Gallery respects the artistic and intellectual property rights of others. The use of images of works of art reproduced on this website and all other content may be restricted under the Australian Copyright Act 1968 (Cth). Requests for a reproduction of a work of art or other content can be made through a Reproduction request. For further information please contact NPG Copyright.

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