National Gallery of Victoria (NGV)

GALLERY NGVA The Ian Potter Centre NGV Australia at Federation Square Photo Brooke Holm

The National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) is the oldest and most visited gallery in Australia.

Situated over two magnificent buildings – NGV International and The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia – the Gallery hosts one of the finest collections in the world, a wide range of exhibitions, programs and events; from contemporary art to major international historic exhibitions, fashion and design, architecture, sound and dance.

We warmly welcome you to share in these riches, developed at the NGV for us all to enjoy.

Permanent Collection

Founded in 1861, today the NGV holds the most significant collection of art in the region; a vast treasury of more than 70,000 works that span thousands of years and a wealth of ideas, disciplines and styles. The collection is yours, and it’s free.

Online collection
getting to the gallery

NGV International
By Tram

Swanston Street/St Kilda Road trams (1, 3, 5, 6, 8, 16, 64, 67, 72) travel past NGV International. Alight at the Arts Precinct stop.

By Train 
Arrive at Flinders Street Station and walk across the bridge past the Victorian Arts Centre.

By Car 
Parking is available in the Victorian Arts Centre car park located beneath NGV International. Enter from Sturt Street, Southbank, accessed from St Kilda Road/Southbank Boulevard and Alexandra Avenue/City Road.

The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia
By Tram 

Flinders Street trams (70, 75, City Circle) and Swanston Street/St Kilda Road trams (1, 3, 5, 6, 8, 16, 64, 67, 72) travel past Federation Square. Alight at the Flinders Street stop and enter via Federation Square.

By Train 
Flinders Street Station is adjacent to Federation Square.

By Car 
Parking is available at the Federation Square Car Park. Enter at the corner of Flinders and Russell Streets, or from Batman Avenue (Exhibition Street extension - City Link)



The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia; The Russell Street extension is the best entry point for wheelchair access.

Lift access to The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia is available from the Federation Square Plaza. It arrives at the automatic doors, located at the Gallery’s entrance through the Federation Square atrium. Escalators are also available.

Lift access to NGV International is available from the Arts Centre underground car park. It arrives at the front entrance of the NGV.


Lift, Ramp and Escalator Access
There is a lift inside NGV International, with access to each floor and ramps are also provided throughout the building. Escalators are also available.

Please note there is no down escalator at the Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia.

Wheelchair access
Wheelchairs are available free of charge from the Information Desk at both NGV International and NGV Australia. We advise booking a wheelchair prior to your visit, please phone: 03 8620 2222.

Wheelchair access is available in our Auditorium, Theatre, Studios and Education Theatres as well as throughout the gallery spaces.

Hearing Loops
Hearing Loops are available in the Clemenger BBDO Auditorium at NGV International and in the Theatre at NGV Australia.

All statutory signage includes Braille and raised letters for our vision–impaired visitors.

Guide Dogs and other registered assistance dogs
Guide Dogs and other registered assistance dogs are welcome at the NGV, in the gallery spaces and to all programs.

cafe & gallery shop


Eating at NGV International Persimmon Open: 11am–4pmTelephone: 61 3 8620 2434Enjoy the very best seasonal produce while overlooking the NGV garden.  Bookings recommended.

Gallery Kitchen Open: 10am–5pmEnjoy lunch in Gallery Kitchen and try the specials of the day.

Tea Room Open: 10am–3.30pmTelephone: 61 3 8620 2431Tea Room, located on Level 1, offers a modern interpretation of a timeless tradition. Macarons, éclairs and a delectable array of cakes and savouries, are all handmade by our team of talented pastry chefs.

Eating at The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia Crossbar Café Open: 10am–5pmCrossbar Café provides a modern and bright area to take a break during your visit to the gallery. A view of the Yarra River complements the light snacks, coffee and beverages on offer.

Gallery Shop

NGV design store, NGV International Open: 10am–5pmTelephone: 61 3 8620 2243

NGV design store at Federation Square, NGV Australia Open: 10am–5pmTelephone:  61 3 8662 1543

The NGV collaborates with leading local and international artists, designers and makers to offer unique contemporary products. Take home your piece of the NGV today.

Home page image: Baccarat Tsar, candelabrum at the entrance to the 19th Century galleries, NGV International . Photo NGV Photographic Services.
Cover image: The Waterwall, NGV International. Photograph by  NGV Photographic Services.
Above Image: The Ian Potter Centre, NGV Australia at Federation Square. Photograph by Brooke Holm.

National Gallery of Victoria (NGV)
T: 61 3 8620 2222
W: ngv.vic.gov.au

Opening Hours
Open 10am–5pm daily 
Check NGV website for public holiday hours.

General entry is free. 
Some exhibitions are ticketed. Check NGV website for details.
Get Directions

NGV International
180 St Kilda Road 

The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia
Federation Square 


M. C. Escher 
Dutch 1898–1972
Study for Drawing hands February 1948
24.9 x 32.3 cm (sheet)
Escher Collection, Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, The Hague, the Netherlands
© The M. C. Escher Company, the Netherlands. All rights reserved
Escher X nendo | Between Two Worlds
National Gallery of Victoria (NGV)
2 Dec 2018 - 7 Apr 2019
Installation view of Liquid Light: 500 Years of Venetian Glass on display at NGV International from 8 March 2018 – 13 April 2020.
Photo: Tom Ross.
Liquid Light: 500 Years of Venetian Glass
National Gallery of Victoria (NGV)
4 May 2019 - 8 Jun 2019
Darren Sylvester, Just death is true, 2006 ,digital type C print, 120.0 x 160.0 cm. Collection of the artist, Melbourne. © Darren Sylvester
Darren Sylvester: Carve A Future, Devour Everything, Become Something
National Gallery of Victoria (NGV)
1 Mar 2019 - 30 Jun 2019
Installation view of Darren Sylvester: Carve A Future, Devour Everything, Become Something at The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia from 1 March – 30 June 2019. Photo: Tom Ross
DARREN SYLVESTER Carve A Future, Devour Everything, Become Something
National Gallery of Victoria (NGV)
1 Mar 2019 - 30 Jun 2019
Aretha Brown, Time is on our side, you mob, 2018, gouache, pencil, synthetic polymer paint, fibre-tipped pens, spray paint and gloss spray, 1105.0x 1980.0mm. Williamstown High School, Williamstown. ©Aretha Brown
Top Arts 2019
National Gallery of Victoria (NGV)
4 May 2019 - 8 Jun 2019
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