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General Information

© National Portrait Gallery of Australia 2020

issn 2204-0811

All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical (including photocopying, recording or any information storage and retrieval system), without permission from the publisher.

All photographs unless otherwise stated by Mark Mohell.

This report is also accessible on the National Portrait Gallery’s website portrait.gov.au

National Portrait Gallery King Edward Terrace Canberra, Australia

Telephone (02) 6102 7000


cover: Elle Macpherson photographed by Andrew Macpherson (Vogue Australia March 1995)

The National Portrait Gallery is located on

King Edward Terrace in the Parliamentary Zone of Canberra.

Location and opening hours

The National Portrait Gallery is situated in front of the High Court and alongside the National Gallery of Australia. The Gallery is open daily from 10.00am to 5.00pm, except for Christmas Day 25, December. For more information visit portrait.gov.au


The underground public car park can be accessed from Parkes Place. The car park is open seven days per week and closes at 5.30pm. Parking spaces for people with mobility difficulties are provided in the car park close to the public access lifts. Paid parking applies to: Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5.30pm; parking is free on weekends and public holidays.

Public transport

Bus routes run from the various city centres past the National Portrait Gallery on a regular basis. For the latest bus timetable information visit the Transport Canberra website.