An NGV Voluntary Guide talks about one of the works in the collection

Guided Group Tours

NGV Voluntary Guides

Collection and Exhibition Tours


Join a tour that explores an exhibition or the collection at either NGV Australia or NGV International, or focus on a specific area of the collection such as Indigenous, sculpture, portraiture, Asian, or contemporary art.

NGV Voluntary guides conduct exhibition and free collection tours almost every day of the year at both NGV Australia and NGV International.



Booked Tours


Guided tours of selected exhibitions at both NGV Australia and NGV International are available, by arrangement. Booked tours are a popular way for community, corporate and special interest groups to gain exclusive insight into the NGV’s collection. Booked tours that may be requested include:

  • tours of special exhibitions
  • collection tours
  • tours in foreign languages
  • audio described tours
  • AUSLAN interpreted tours for the deaf and hearing impaired
  • “Art & Memory” tours
New to the NGV’s Access programs is the ‘Art & Memory’ program designed specifically for those people living with dementia in residential or day care as well as individuals living in the community and their carers. These interactive tours offer participants an opportunity to enhance their quality of life through mental stimulation, communication and social engagement.


How to book

Please note that terms and conditions apply to Booked Tours and bookings are essential (minimum two week’s notice).

For bookings, enquiries and further information contact the NGV Programs Bookings Office:

  • online: complete our online Group Tour booking request form
  • in person at the Information Desk at either NGV Australia or NGV International 
  • by phone: 03 8662 1555 (7 days, 10am-5pm)
Please note that bookings need to be made two weeks in advance for most tours.


Group tours

Organise a tour of the NGV led by a Voluntary Guide Request a Group Tour