Warrnambool Art Gallery

GALLERY Warrnambool Art Gallery

For the past 135 years, the WAG (Warrnambool Art Gallery) has facilitated rich experiences for audiences both through its Collection and through an inspired program of exhibitions and events in and beyond the Gallery. WAG is a free public art gallery Owned and operated by the Warrnambool City Council as a memorial to Sir Fletcher Jones OBE.  Presenting a professional program of local, Australian and international creative works and cultural stories, our mission is to uphold and transform the cultural life of South West Victoria.

Permanent Collection

WAG’s collection is the sum of over 135 years of inspiration and innovation. It holds more than 5000 works ranging from European salon and Colonial to Indigenous artefacts, modernist Australian art and contemporary works.  It is a tribute to the visionaries of the region and the artists and crafts people whose work is held here.

The South West Region of Victoria is majestic, raw, challenging and unruly. Its post-colonial history reflects its wide plains, rugged coast and the journey of people to harvest and harness its forceful nature.

Each step of the Collection mirrors a time of development and expansion. It shows a reverence for the landscape and the people, their aspirations, industry and endeavours.


Online collection
getting to the gallery

Warrnambool is a picturesque and vibrant coastal city, situated close to the Great Ocean Road and 270km from Melbourne via the Princes Highway. WAG is located on Liebig Street in the heart of Warrnambool's entertainment and cultural precinct. You can get to WAG by...

Street parking is available and the Gallery car park can be accessed via Timor Street. 
Services operate between Melbourne and Warrnambool daily. www.vline.com.au  / 1800 800 007
Timetables are available from the Warrnambool Visitor Information Centre (03) 5559 4620 / www.transitsw.com.au

Travelling to Warrnambool via...
The Great Ocean Road:
Drive one of the world's most scenic coastal touring routes. Take in the panoramic views as the road winds along cliff tops, up to breathtaking headlands, down onto the edge of beaches, across river estuaries and through lush rainforests - just 12 km from Warrnambool.

Princes Highway: The most direct route from Melbourne, travelling through Geelong, Colac and Camperdown. Distance: 270km (3 hours)

From Adelaide: Travel through Naracoorte, Coonawarra and Mount Gambier then into Victoria and on to Warrnambool. Distance: 615 km (7 hours)

gallery shop

Gallery Shop
Our carefully selected stock is a snap shot of the best in local, Melbourne made and Australian design.  Our range includes lifestyle products that will enhance the home, quirky stationery to put some fun into the everyday, and the best children’s ‘make and do’ toys guaranteed to entertain budding young artists.  Plus we have handpicked a selection of publications celebrating art making and creative thinking within South West Victoria.

Warrnambool Art Gallery
26 Liebig Street
Warrnambool VIC 3280
T: 03 5559 49 49
W: thewag.com.au

Opening Hours
Monday - Friday: 10am - 5pm 
Saturday - Sunday: 10am - 3pm
Public Holidays: 12pm - 3pm
Closed Christmas Day and Good Friday
Entry is Free


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EXHIBITION WARRNAMBOOL Clive Murray White Michelle Caithness 300dpi - cropped
The Reciprocal Eye
5 Apr 2024 – 16 Jun 2024
Warrnambool Art Gallery
Hannah Brontë: Sunday’s Child
24 May 2024 – 29 Sep 2024
Warrnambool Art Gallery
To see you must first look: Warrnambool Art Gallery Collection
29 Mar 2024 – 20 Oct 2024
Warrnambool Art Gallery

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.