From our team here at NGV, we’d like to express our very best wishes to our community at this time.
Due to the evolving nature of COVID-19 and after following closely the State and Federal Government’s advice, we have extended the NGV’s temporary closure until 30 June.
If you have pre-purchased tickets for current exhibitions or upcoming programs, our team will be in contact with you shortly to arrange full refunds.
We encourage you to visit our website and follow #NGVEveryDay on social media for updates and daily inspiration.
We are very grateful for the loyalty and understanding of the NGV community and wish everyone well during this time.
Welcome to the Gallery is our core program and a perfect place to start. Introducing the Gallery, and connecting with key areas of the curriculum, these one and two hour sessions are tailored to suit the level of your group. View our our 2019 Collection Program to learn more about our programs.
For most Educator-led Gallery sessions you will be allocated one Gallery Educator per 20 students. Multiple Educators can be allocated to accommodate large groups. Some programs, including introductory talks for major exhibitions, are held in lecture theatres and cater for large numbers of students, including multiple schools.
Students must be supervised at all times by a teacher or adult.
All bookings are considered confirmed at the time they are made. Amendments and cancellations are required in writing to [email protected] at least two weeks in advance of your visit.
Late notification of amendments/cancellations will result in the full original booking fee being incurred. An information sheet with bookings and cancellations terms and conditions is provided with each booking and is available online.
Before your visit please be aware of:
See our location maps and guides here. Please use the school’s entry and sign in at the reception desk on arrival.
If you have a booking for a program, we recommend that you arrive at least 15 minutes before your scheduled booking to give you time to register, cloak any bags and, if required, to help organise your students into groups.
There are school lockers available for booked groups at both The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia and NGV International. Please ask for a locker key when registering. Cloaking is limited so please minimise what students bring. Backpacks and large bags are not permitted in the Gallery so we suggest school lunches are packed in bags that can be easily stored.
If you are carrying a first aid kit or medical supplies for your group please ask the staff at the registration desk for a sticker for your bag.
The Grollo Equiset Garden at NGV International is an ideal place for students to eat lunch. This can be accessed via the Great Hall. No food or drink is permitted in gallery spaces.
During programs with Educators the focus is on looking and discussing. Some programs do include writing and drawing activities for which all materials will be supplied. If you require your students to take notes or sketch, please ensure you bring paper and pencils. No pens are permitted in the Gallery.
See sketching and notetaking guidelines.
Students are allowed and encouraged to take photographs, (no flash please), and senior students are free to post them on their social media platforms of choice.
See photography guidelines.
Teachers are advised to clearly communicate to their students the purpose of their visit to the Gallery, including any specific links to their studies at school. We also recommend exploring the NGV website for information and images of works they may see as well as details of current and upcoming exhibitions.
If you have any other questions or queries please contact our bookings office
We also recommend you sign up for our education e-news