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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 related to COVID-19

Updated 12:30pm Tuesday 20 July 2022

Tickets will be refunded in full for any COVID lockdown shenanigans.

Please check the ACT’s COVID-19 website for the latest information about what’s happening in Canberra and postpone your visit if you are feeling unwell.

Do I have to wear a mask?

In the ACT masks are encouraged indoors and where physical distancing is not possible. Many of our staff are choosing to wear masks and if you want to wear one, then that’s absolutely fine too.

What safety and hygiene measures will you have in place?

Our on-site safety measures at the Gallery, are:

  • Increased cleaning.
  • Hand hygiene products available.
  • We ask visitors to maintain physical distance from people you do not know.
  • Purchases within the Gallery are contactless, using your debit or credit card.

We ask visitors to comply with any written or verbal directions from Gallery staff or security.

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.

Where can I get more information?

You can get all your portrait goss by signing up for our fortnightly newsletter, Portrait News, and by following us on  FacebookInstagram or Twitter @PortraitAU.

© National Portrait Gallery 2022
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 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