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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.

Parking

Using the underground carpark

The underground public carpark can be accessed from Parkes Place. The car park is open 7 days per week and closes at 5:30pm. Parking spaces for people with mobility difficulties are provided in the carpark close to the public access lifts.

Please note that there are no parking spaces for mini-buses, campervans, or trailers in the visitor car park and the visitor car park has a low clearance of 2.2m.

There is a pick-up and set-down space in front of the gallery on King Edward Terrace near the main entry.

Paid parking applies 8:30am to 5:30pm daily, including weekends and public holidays. Visitors can pay for parking at the pay stations in the basement lift lobby or at the boom gate. Cash, Visa and Mastercard payments are accepted. Credit card payment can be made at the exit boom gate.

Monday–Friday
8:30am–5:30pm

Rate
0 – 1 hour $3.50
1 – 2 hours $7.00
2 – 3 hours $10.50
3 – 4 hours $14.00
4 – 5 hours $17.50
5 – 6 hours $21.00
6 – 7 hours $24.50
7 + hours $28.00

Saturday–Sunday and public holidays
8:30am–5:30pm


Rate
0 – 1 hour $3.50
1 + hours $5.00

 

Other nearby parking locations

When the National Portrait Gallery's underground carpark is full, there are several other nearby options for parking.

On the weekend free parking is available around the John Gorton building which is located on the other side of King Edward Terrace from the National Portrait Gallery. It is approximatley 400m walking distance to the Gallery.

Questacon and the National Library also have large outdoor carparks which are around 500–600m walking distance from the Gallery.

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The National Portrait Gallery building front entrance
The National Portrait Gallery building front entrance
The National Portrait Gallery building front entrance
The National Portrait Gallery building front entrance

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King Edward Terrace, Parkes
Canberra, ACT 2600, Australia

Phone +61 2 6102 7000
Fax +61 2 6102 7001
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 both past and present.

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

The National Portrait Gallery is an Australian Government Agency