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Essential information for visitors to the Drill Hall Gallery in relation to COVID-19

For your safety the Drill Hall Gallery will be following guidelines, recommendations and enforceable public health directions published by ACT Health and Safework Australia.

Please visit our COVID-19 information page for conditions of entry to the gallery.


The ANU Drill Hall Gallery is centrally located within the Kambri Cultural Precinct on the north east edge of the Australian National University next to the ANU College of Business and Economics. The gallery is a ten minute walk from the Canberra City Centre. Admission to the gallery is free, but there is a charge for some events and talks.

School groups are welcome in the gallery. Please call or email us to book in advance.

  • AddressKingsley Street, Acton ACT 2601
  • OpenClosed until mid 2024
  • EntryFree Admission
  • Phone(02) 6125 5832

How to get here

The nearest bus stops B are 400m from the gallery on Rimmer and Marcus Clarke Street.

Light Rail
The Alinga Street light rail stop L is 750m away.

Limited free parking spaces may be found near Toad Hall, Lena Karmel and the Street Theatre. Several paid parking areas P 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.


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




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.

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

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. Assistant 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.