NGV Collection

Australian art

The NGV Collection comprises more than 68,000 artworks spanning thousands of years, from the art of ancient civilisations right up to contemporary art, reflecting a multitude of different disciplines, periods, styles and inspirations. The NGV Collection really is great, it’s yours and it’s free!

The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia is home to the Australian art collection – including works by the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island communities, open 10am–5pm daily. Entry to the NGV Collection is free; however entry fees may apply to special exhibitions.

If you’re planning to visit a specific work of art please contact us to check if it will be on display. Email enquiries@ngv.vic.gov.au or call +61 3 8620 2222.

Message on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander content
The National Gallery of Victoria respectfully advises Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people that this site includes images, works and names of deceased Indigenous people and may include images of artistic, cultural or intellectual property that may be of a sensitive nature. We have made efforts to ensure that restricted works are not reproduced.This website may contain terms that reflect the period in which the item was created and may be considered inappropriate today. These are a reflection of past practices only and do not reflect the attitudes of the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne.