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Accessibility at the Gallery


Image: Installation image from Hands On Studio: The Town, June 25 to August 15, 2021, Drill Hall Gallery.

An image of a gallery space with a colourful sculpture of a city made from recycled materials.

We welcome everyone at the Drill Hall Gallery and aim to be accessible to all. Please let us know about your accessibility needs and we will endeavour to cater for you or your group. If you need any further information or you have feedback on accessibility at the Drill Hall Gallery, please get in touch with us.


Accessibility when visiting the Drill Hall Gallery:

If you require accessibility accommodations or a visitor Personal Emergency Evacuation Plan please contact Drill Hall Gallery staff.

Phone: 02 61255832



Getting to the Drill Hall Gallery

The nearest bus stops are 400m from the gallery, on Rimmer Street and on Marcus Clarke Street. The Alinga Street light rail stop is 750m away.

Limited free parking spaces may be found near Toad Hall, Lena Karmel and the Street Theatre. Several paid parking areas are nearby. Abundant additional paid parking is also available in the Kambri precinct underground carpark.

Two 45 min accessible parking bays are available just outside the gallery.


The Drill Hall Gallery


The entrance to our gallery has a slight incline and is wheelchair-accessible, with automatic doors. There is a 2cm bump at the internal entrance of the gallery. The inside of the gallery is on a single level with no stairs.

An image showing the entrance of the gallery with a slight ramp

The gallery’s main entrance


An image showing the lip of the gallery's inside door

The gallery’s inside door


Lighting, Sound and Temperature

Lighting and sound may vary depending on exhibitions and events. If you have any questions or concerns, please get in touch with us using the contact information at the top of our page.

Our main gallery features natural light and the side galleries feature electric light.

The Riverbend room has permanently subdued light. During some exhibitions, the side galleries may have subdued light. As part of our exhibitions, we sometimes have moving videos on projections and screens.

Some of our exhibitions and events feature sound broadcast throughout the gallery.

Exhibition openings, music events and other events are generally attended by many people and are likely to be noisy.

The Drill Hall Gallery is climate-controlled at a constant 21C throughout.

Accessible toilet

We have women’s and men’s toilets, and a gender-neutral RH Accessible toilet. We do not have an ambulant or disabled toilet. The nearest disabled toilet is in the building of Collage of Business and Economics next door and is available Monday-Friday during business hours.

We do not have baby care facilities onsite. The nearest parenting room is in the building of Collage of Business and Economics next door. The Drill Hall Gallery welcomes breast-feeding parents.


Depending on the current exhibition, there are usually some benches and chairs in our galleries.

A limited number of folding stools are available. Please ask at the front desk if you wish to use one.

Assistance animals

Assistance animals are welcome at the Drill Hall Gallery. Assistance animals must be kept with you at all times. Pets are not permitted at the gallery.

The Drill Hall Gallery acknowledges the Ngunnawal and Ngambri peoples, the traditional custodians of the Canberra region, and recognises their continuous connection to culture, community and Country.