Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA)

Andrea Büttner, installation view, in On Vulnerability and Doubt, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne, 2019. Photograph: Andrew Curtis

Presenting four new exhibition seasons annually and a continuous program of events, lectures, performances and forums, ACCA is Melbourne’s go-to place to engage with contemporary art now: a platform for artists, and a centre for the exchange of ideas, to reflect and inspire positive change in people and communities.

ACCA was established in 1983 and moved to the heart of the Melbourne Arts Precinct in 2002 – to a purpose-built, award-winning architectural building designed by Wood Marsh – securing its position as a leading centre for contemporary art in Australia. Today ACCA plays an inspirational and critical role investing in Australia’s artistic and wider communities, leading the cultural conversation and setting the agenda for contemporary art.   

With a long-standing tradition of adventurous, provocative and ambitious programming, ACCA has an outstanding track record propelling artists’ careers, and a significant legacy of major commissions which continue to circulate and influence the understanding, appreciation and recent history of contemporary art.

getting to the gallery

Admission is always free.

We’re located at 111 Sturt Street, Southbank, in the Melbourne Arts Precinct. Enter from Sturt Street. There’s a tram stop nearby, and plenty of car parks and bike racks. It’s also a nice walk from Flinders Street train station. 

Alight at Flinders Street Station, and walk across Princes Bridge, up St Kilda Road, turning right at Grant Street. Alternatively, take the Route 1 tram toward South Melbourne and alight at Stop 18. Please note, Stop 17 is the closest accessible tram stop on this route.

Route 1 travels along Sturt Street and straight to ACCA’s front door. Alight at Stop 18.
Please note, visitors requiring the use of an accessible tram stop on this route, alight at Stop 17 at the Recital Centre and continue south down Sturt Street to ACCA’s front door at 111 Sturt Street.

Routes 3, 5, 16, 64, 67, 72 all travel along St Kilda Road. Alight at Stop 17 (accessible tram stop) on the corner of St. Kilda Road and Grant Street and continue down Grant Street, approximately 450m to ACCA’s entrance on Sturt Street, near the corner of Grant Street and Sturt Street. 

Bike Share docking stations are located across the road from Flinders Street station at Federation Square. 
Bike racks are located right out the front of ACCA on Sturt Street.

Metered street parking is available in Grant Street, Dodds Street and Sturt Street. There are two car parks for people with a disability right in front of ACCA’s entrance on Sturt Street.
Commercial car parks are located at Arts Centre Melbourne and the Australian Ballet Centre at the end of Sturt Street.

Our Melways Reference is 2F F10, and GPS latitude/longitude is -37.826636, 144.966564.


ACCA is fully wheelchair accessible, with two parking spaces for people with a disability just outside our entrance in Sturt Street and a wheelchair accessible bathroom. ACCA also has a wheelchair that is available on request for use by visitors. We also welcome Seeing Eye Dogs in the gallery.

More information about Access - https://acca.melbourne/visit/access/

ACCA shop

In the ACCA Bookshop, we stock ACCA exhibition catalogues, a range of art theory and artists’ books, art almanacs and current editions of art magazines.
Shop online - https://shop.acca.melbourne/

Home page: Australian Centre for Contemporary Art. Photograph: John Gollings
Above: Andrea Büttner, installation view, in On Vulnerability and Doubt, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne, 2019. Photograph: Andrew Curtis

Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA)
111 Sturt Street
Southbank VIC 3006
Melbourne, Australia
+61 3 9697 9999
E: info@acca.melbourne
W: acca.melbourne

Opening Hours
Tue–Fri: 10am–5pm
Sat–Sun: 11am–5pm
Mon: closed (by appt.)

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Future Remains: The 2024 Macfarlane Commissions
29 Jun 2024 – 1 Sep 2024
Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA)

The Public Galleries Association of Victoria (PGAV) acknowledges the Wurundjeri Woi-Wurrung people of the Kulin Nation as the Traditional Owners of the lands where our office is located, and all Traditional Owners of country throughout Victoria and Australia. We recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples enduring traditions and continuing creative cultures. We pay our respect to Elders past, present and emerging.

We are an LGBTQIA+ friendly organisation and celebrate cultural diversity.