Entering NGV buildings


The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia; The Russell Street extension is the best entry point for wheelchair access.


Lift access to The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia is available from the Federation Square Plaza. It arrives at the automatic doors, located at the Gallery’s entrance through the Federation Square atrium. Escalators are also available.

Lift access to NGV International is available from the Arts Centre underground car park. It arrives at the front entrance of the NGV.

Moving around NGV buildings

Lift, Ramp and Escalator Access

There is a lift inside NGV International, with access to each floor and ramps are also provided throughout the building. Escalators are also available.

Please note there is no down escalator at the Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia.

Wheelchair access

Wheelchairs are available free of charge from the Information Desk at both NGV International and NGV Australia. We advise booking a wheelchair prior to your visit, please phone: 03 8620 2222.

Wheelchair access is available in our Auditorium, Theatre, Studios and Education Theatres as well as throughout the gallery spaces.

Hearing Loops

Hearing Loops are available in the Clemenger BBDO Auditorium at NGV International and in the Theatre at NGV Australia.


All statutory signage includes Braille and raised letters for our vision–impaired visitors.

Guide Dogs and other registered assistance dogs

Guide Dogs and other registered assistance dogs are welcome at the NGV, in the gallery spaces and to all programs.