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The National Portrait Gallery acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia and recognises the continuing connection to lands, waters and communities. We pay our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and to Elders both past and present.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are warned that this website contains images of deceased persons.

NPG underground car park

The underground public car park can be accessed from Parkes Place. The car park is open 7 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.

Entry to the underground car park
Entry to the underground car park

Please note that there are no parking spaces for mini-buses, campervans, or trailers in the visitor car park and the visitor car park has a low clearance of 2.2m.

There is a pick-up and drop-off space in front of the gallery on King Edward Terrace near the main entry.

Pay stations
Pay stations

Paid parking applies 8:30am to 5:30pm daily, including weekends and public holidays. Visitors can pay for parking using a credit card (Visa and Mastercard only) at the pay stations in the basement lift lobby (boom gate payments are not currently operating). Cash payments can not be accepted.

Monday–Friday
8:30am–5:30pm

Rate
0 – 1 hour $3.50
1 – 2 hours $7.00
2 – 3 hours $10.50
3 – 4 hours $14.00
4 – 5 hours $17.50
5 – 6 hours $21.00
6 – 7 hours $24.50
7 + hours $28.00

Saturday–Sunday and public holidays
8:30am–5:30pm


Rate
0 – 1 hour $3.50
1 + hours $5.00

 

Other nearby parking locations

When the National Portrait Gallery's underground car park is full, there are several other nearby options for parking.

On the weekend free parking is available around the John Gorton building which is located on the other side of King Edward Terrace from the National Portrait Gallery. It is approximatley 400m walking distance to the Gallery.

Questacon and the National Library also have large outdoor car parks which are around 500–600m walking distance from the Gallery.

Nearby car parks
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Canberra, ACT 2600, Australia

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The National Portrait Gallery acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia and recognises the continuing connection to lands, waters and communities. We pay our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and to Elders past and present. We respectfully advise that this site includes works by, images of, names of, voices of and references to deceased people.

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