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The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia

03 8620 2222

The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia at Federation Square is the home of Australian art with superb collections of Australian Indigenous and non-Indigenous art from the Colonial period to the present day. With more Australian art on permanent display than any other gallery in the world, as well as special exhibitions and programs, cafes, a restaurant and new perspectives of the city through its glass matrix, NGV Australia is more than a great place to view art. It's a completely fresh approach that encourages people from all walks of life to enjoy the world of art within the new cultural heart of Melbourne.

The NGV collection of Australian art comprises more than 20,000 works. Approximately 800 works are displayed in the new building at one time, and many of these will be rotated frequently to show the full breadth and diversity of Australian art, and to provide visitors with fresh insights.

Admission to the permanent collection is free. Fees may apply to special exhibitions, as advertised.

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Trams: Flinders Street trams (48, 70, 75, City Circle) travel directly past NGV Australia. Alight at the Russell Street stop. Swanston Street / St Kilda Road trams (1, 3, 5, 6, 8, 16, 22, 25, 64, 67, 72) travel past Federation Square. Alight at the Flinders Street stop and enter via Federation Square. Trains: Train travellers should alight at the adjacent Flinders Street Station and enter via Federation Square. Car: Ample commercial parking is available within the Federation Square complex. Enter at the corner of Flinders Street and Russell Street, on the Russell Street extension.

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Open all public holidays except Good Friday and Christmas Day. Open from 1pm Anzac Day

  • The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia
    10:00am - 5:00pm
    Closed Monday
  • NGV International
    10:00am - 5:00pm
    Closed Tuedays
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