Disability Action Plan


The mission of the National Gallery of Victoria is 'to illuminate life by collecting, conserving and presenting great art.' The NGV is the custodian of the State Collection, owned by the people of Victoria, and we therefore welcome every Victorian and residents from other parts of Australia - and the world - to experience what the NGV has to offer.

The NGV values are access, excellence and integrity. The Disability Action Plan 2012-2015 is an important document as it demonstrates how we value access for all, and gives us the necessary focus to ensure that we are being inclusive of artists, visitors, employees, volunteers and contractors with disabilities.

As the NGV’s governing body, the Council of Trustees is committed to ensuring all members of the community have the opportunity to experience the NGV Collection, its exhibitions and facilities.

In support of our commitment to access for all, the Council of Trustees has approved this Disability Action Plan as a response to the Disability Discrimination Act 1992 (Commonwealth) and the Disability Act 2006 (Victoria).

This Disability Action Plan aims to contribute to the continuous improvement of NGV facilities and services within the context of strategic and operational plans.

The National Gallery of Victoria comprises two major public venues: The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia at Federation Square, the home of Australian art collection; and NGV International on St Kilda Road, which displays artworks from all over the world. The NGV presents a diverse range of visual arts exhibitions, programs and activities throughout the year. The NGV also offers visitors dining and venue hire facilities as well as the NGV Shop.

The Plan acknowledges there are access challenges inherent in NGV buildings, and outlines actions to address a wide range of opportunities to enhance access to NGV facilities and services.

The NGV is committed to continuous improvement. NGV senior management will review this Disability Action Plan, monitor actions and ensure that it remains relevant to community standards.

This will often involve consulting members of the community with disabilities and with arts and disability peak organisations in order to ensure that the Disability Action Plan retains its flexibility and responsiveness.

The NGV has registered this Disability Action Plan 2012-2015 with the Australian Human Rights Commission

The NGV Disability Action Plan is available in MS Word and PDF formats.

Please contact us if you would like to enquire about different formats.