Access Resources and Events

The National Gallery of Victoria offers a range of accessible resources and events. We welcome your suggestions for how we can continue to improve our accessible offering.



Audio Descriptions: NGV Triennial 2020

Hear detailed descriptions of ten artworks from the NGV Triennial 2020 produced in collaboration with Description Victoria.

Audio Descriptions: NGV Collection Highlights

Hear detailed descriptions of artworks produced in collaboration with Description Victoria.

Large print artwork labels

Large print artwork labels for exhibitions are available online. See specific exhibition pages for links to download. Once downloaded to your device, artwork labels can be adjusted as necessary to suit your viewing needs.

Auslan: NGV Collection Highlights

Deaf artist Luke King shares a few of his favourite works in the NGV Collection in these videos presented in Auslan.

Auslan: NGV Triennial Small victories trophy

New York based artist Diamond Stingily knows that it’s not just big achievements that deserve accolades. Celebrate small victories and everyday wins by designing a trophy for a friend, family member or yourself.

Captioned Videos

Explore a library of captioned videos on NGV Channel including curator talks, artist demonstrations and in-studio visits.

Art-making resource for autistic children

NGV and The Olga Tennison Autism Research Centre, La Trobe University have collaborated to create a free art-making resource to support autistic children.

Social stories

Developed in consultation with AMAZE, these visual documents are designed to help autistic children and their families or teachers prepare for their visit to the Gallery. Available for free download, these stories are editable and can tailored to your planned visit.

NGV Australia
NGV International
NGV International for School Groups

Sensory maps of exhibitions

For selected major exhibitions, sensory maps showing the locations of audio-visual content, seating or sensory elements are available for free download via the relevant exhibition page.

Download the sensory map for Plans for the Planet: Olaf Breuning for Kids

Download the sensory map for French Impressionism

Gallery Maps

Maps of NGV International and The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia are available to download, showing accessible toilets, lifts and escalators.

Download NGV International Map
Download The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia Map 


The NGV offers a range of access events including Auslan tours and interpreted events, relaxed sessions, interactive art experiences for people with dementia and open captioned films.

All Access Events

The National Gallery of Victoria welcomes everyone. We are committed to sharing the rich histories and stories of the NGV Collection and exhibitions and supporting a memorable NGV journey from beginning to end for all visitors to the Gallery and all access needs. Follow this link to see all access events.

Relaxed Sessions

An opportunity for visitors who could benefit from a quieter Gallery experience to access NGV exhibitions with fewer people and reduced sensory stimuli. This may include autistic visitors or people with disability, dementia, mental health or chronic illness conditions.

Online Events

Captioned recordings of online events are available upon request for personal use only. Please email your request to [email protected] at least 48 hours prior to the event.

Auslan tours and interpreted programs

The NGV offers guided tours in Auslan, introducing visitors to select exhibitions and highlights from the NGV Collection. Auslan tours are led by artists who are Deaf. Major programs are also Auslan interpreted.

Programs for people with dementia

Sharing Connections is an interactive art experience for people with dementia and their family or carers. Using the NGV Collection as the conduit, participants are led through facilitated conversations sparking social connections and shared experiences.

Programs for people with dementia in residential care

Presented by NGV Guides, Art and Memory is open to groups from aged-care and community centres supporting people with dementia.

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Audio description tours

Join an NGV Guide for an audio described tour of the NGV Collection or selected exhibitions. Please book audio described tours two weeks in advance of your planned visit.

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Gallery Visits You

Presented by the NGV Guides in community centres or aged care facilities in the Melbourne metropolitan area, Gallery Visits You serves groups who are not able to visit the NGV. These illustrated talks provide participants with an engaging experience of the NGV.

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