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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.

Conditions of entry

Works of art are fragile and must not be touched.

Adults must supervise children in their care.

Umbrellas, framed baby-carriers, large items and bags over 30cm x 30cm in size, or any other items that may cause damage to a work of art, must be left at the self-service lockers. The Gallery reserves the right to check bags, packages and material entering or leaving the building. Please present bags on request.

Food and drink are not permitted in the exhibition galleries. Smoking is prohibited within the Gallery and surrounds.

You can take photos and videos (under five minutes) with hand-held devices of the artworks and in public areas of the Gallery. Flash photography is not allowed, nor is the use of tripods or monopoles. Please observe photography restrictions where labelled.

The Gallery is monitored by closed-circuit televisions.

Animals are not permitted on the National Portrait Gallery premises, except for guide dogs and other registered assistance animals.

All persons entering the Gallery premises do so at their own risk. The National Portrait Gallery reserves the right to ask visitors to leave the Gallery's premises should they not comply with the conditions of entry.

Visitors are advised that caution should be exercised when traversing hard surfaces in wet, icy conditions.

We cannot accept cash payments at the Gallery.

See Plan Your Visit for all other details about opening hours, our beautiful Portrait Store and Café, what’s on and tickets or booking enquiries.

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Canberra, ACT 2600, Australia

Phone +61 2 6102 7000
ABN: 54 74 277 1196

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.

The National Portrait Gallery is an Australian Government Agency