Monash Gallery of Art


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Monash Gallery of Art is the Australian home of photography. We champion Australian photography, and inspire audiences to embrace, explore and value photography. As Australia’s leading public art gallery devoted to the collection and exhibition of photography, we engage local, national and international audiences in arts and cultural experiences. An initiative of the City of Monash, MGA opened in 1990. Located in Wheelers Hill, MGA is a key cultural facility and a popular destination for those interested in art and photography from across Melbourne.

Permanent Collection

MGA maintains a collection of over 2,400 nationally significant Australian photographic works. The collection aims to provide a cogent and refined account of Australian photographic practices from the perspective of an art museum. As a result of the efforts to date, MGA is the only cultural institution in the country whose collection is focussed solely on Australian photography.

Online collection
getting to the gallery

Public Transport information (train, tram, bus)

From Melbourne City
Glen Waverley Train Line: 

  • catch the train to Glen Waverley Station (45mins from Flinders Street)

  • catch the 754 Bus to Wheelers Hill Hotel stop (11 mins)

  • cross the road at the lights and walk into MGA's parklands (2mins)

Pakenham/Cranbourne Train Line:

  • catch the train to Oakleigh Station (25 mins from Flinders Street)

  • catch the 693 Bus (Belgrave) to Wheelers Hill Hotel stop (15mins)

  • cross the road at the lights and walk into MGA's parklands (2mins)


  • catch the train to Oakleigh Station (25mins from Flinders Street)

  • catch the 804 Bus (Dandenong via Wheelers Hill) to Wheelers Hill Shopping centre (25 mins) - travels via Monash University, Clayton campus. Walk up through the shopping centre car park, along a paved path into MGA's parklands (3 mins)

From Eastern Suburbs
From along the Belgrave/Lilydale Train Line:

  • From Ferntree Gully Station catch 693 Bus (Belgrave to Oakleigh) to Jells Road (20 minutes) then cross the road at the lights and walk into MGA's parklands (2mins) or;
  • From Boronia Station catch 753 Bus (Bayswater to Glen Waverley) to Jells Road (36mins) then cross the road at the lights and walk into MGA's parklands (2mins) or;
  • From Belgrave Station: catch 693 Bus (Belgrave to Oakleigh) to Jells Road (40 mins) then cross the road at the lights and walk into MGA’s parklands (2mins)

By Car (route and parking availability)

  • 30 minutes from Hoddle Street on Eastlink (Ferntree Gully Road exit)
  • 20 minutes from Toorak Rd on Citylink (Ferntree Gully Road exit, cross Jells Rd)

Parking is available and onsite

GPS coordinates: 145.1910070 , -37.9072600


MGA has two sets of public toilets and is wheelchair accessible with outdoor and indoor ramps.

cafe & gallery shop

Chumanchu @ MGA is open from Tuesday to Sunday, 9:30am – 3.30pm
Telephone: +61 3 9561 0932

Chumanchu @ MGA is the eastside outpost of the popular CHUMANCHU Cafe & Restaurant in Preston. A Vietnamese restaurant with a modern twist.

Gallery Shop
The MGA shop has recently relaunched! Come and explore our new product ranges; featuring jewellery from Emily Green, Hello Miss May and Erin’s Window. Cards and paper products from Olive & the Volcano, Ask Alice and Sunday Paper. Gifts and accessories from Skimming Stones, Fujifilm Instax, PLANT by Packwood and Until. The MGA Shop also features a fantastic range of books including photography monographs, photographic theory and art books.

Above image: Brendan Finn

Monash Gallery of Art
860 Ferntree Gully Road
Wheelers Hill VIC 3150
T: +61 3 8544 0500
E: mga@monash.vic.gov.au
W: mga.org.au

Opening Hours
Tuesday - Friday: 10am–5pm
Saturday & Sunday: 12pm–5pm
Entry is Free

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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.