Burrinja Gallery

GALLERY Burrinja Gallery Interior 2

Established in 1999, Burrinja is a multifaceted arts centre located in the foothills of the Dandenong Ranges of Victoria.  The centre presents a dynamic program of exhibitions throughout the year, from solo and group shows to touring exhibitions. 

Permanent Collection

Burrinja manages a public collection of over 600 items of Aboriginal art from the Central Desert, Kimberley and Arnhem Land, and a rare oceanic collection of predominantly post-colonial artefacts from the New Ireland and New Britain provinces in Papua New Guinea. The McLeod Gift Collection is managed on behalf of its owner, Yarra Ranges Council. 

Online collection
getting to the gallery

Public Transport information (train, tram, bus): Burrinja is a 30 minute walk from Upwey or Tecoma Station on the Belgrave railway line.

Bus Route 699 from Upwey stops out the front of Burrinja. 

Melway Reference: Map 75 B12GPS Navigation: 351 Glenfern Road, Upwey, VIC

Car parking is available in the Burrinja Car Park which is situated off Matson Drive. Visitors to Burrinja are encouraged to consider carpooling when attending events and are asked to consider our neighbours when parking and leaving.


Burrinja is user friendly for people of all abilities, with accessible bathrooms, parking and elevator access to the theatre, Black Box theatre, upstairs gallery and lower level car park.

cafe & gallery shop

Gallery Shop
Burrinja has a beautiful gift shop featuring the inspiring creations of local artists, Indigenous communities and social enterprises. Find limited edition prints, jewellery, cushions, books, calendars and a range of beautiful objects and educational resources in the gift shop. Our focus is on products that are beautiful, ethical, environmentally friendly and educational.

Image: Burrinja Theatre external image. Photo by Christine Wood.

Burrinja Gallery
351 Glenfern Road
Upwey VIC 3158
Telephone: 61 3 9754 8723
Email: belong@burrinja.org.au
Website: www.burrinja.org.au

Opening Hours
Wednesday - Saturday: 10am – 4pm

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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.