Accessibility

Making art accessible for everyone

We welcome everyone to the Gallery and we are committed to ensuring art is accessible to all. To find out more about how the Gallery can support your access requirements or to provide suggestions on how we can continue to improve our offering, please contact us at admin@artgallery.wa.gov.au

Related Information

Large Format Labels

You will find large format print labels on our exhibition web pages. These are also available at the Information Desk at the Gallery.

Equipment

A walking frame, manual wheelchairs and an electric buggy are available for visitor’s use. These are provided free of charge from the Gallery Reception. Bookings are advisable to ensure availability. Please provide 24-hour notice for the electric buggy as it will need to be charged. Bookings telephone +618 9492 6601.

Lifts

The Gallery has two public lifts. The main lift provides access to the first floor gallery spaces and is located in the central Concourse. A second lift allows access to the Centenary Galleries. The second lift is located in the rest area between two of the ground floor gallery spaces.

Parking

ACROD parking is available in the Perth Cultural Centre car parks.

Access Toilets

Located in the main Gallery building.

Taxi and Bus Access

Taxis and buses are able to drive into the Perth Cultural Centre to within 30 metres of the main Gallery entrance. Inform the driver to enter James Street Mall via Beaufort Street. Reception staff will call Taxis on request.

Companion Card

The Art Gallery of Western Australia is proud to support the Companion Card initiative, enabling people with long term disabilities access to events and venues across Australia. With paid exhibitions, when a cardholder presents their card their companion will be issued with a second ticket for free. For more information see the Companion Card website.

Families

A parents’ room is situated in the main Concourse, to the right of the central staircase.

Art and Memories 

The Art Gallery of WA's Art and Memories guided tours and Artistic Adventures workshops assist people living with dementia, and their carers or primary support network, to challenge their condition and help develop a creative mind.

Art and Memories is a program provided throughout the year by AGWA's Voluntary Gallery Guides (VGGs) to people living with dementia. Through these guided tours participants can discover how works of art can encourage conversation, contribute knowledge, engage in interpretation, express emotions and recall memories.

The tours delivered by Alzheimer’s Association WA-trained VGGs, and the Artistic Adventures workshops form part of the Gallery's commitment to disability access and inclusion.

Learn more about the Art and Memories program

The Art Gallery of Western Australia has adopted a Disability Access and Inclusion Plan' (DAIP) to ensure that all visitors, including people with disabilities, can access Gallery services and facilities.

Disability Access and Inclusion Plan 

In 2010 the Art Gallery of Western Australia represented by Lesley Goodman who, together with Pam Barras and Caroline Lewis of Vision Australia, received a Recognition Award from Allanah Lucas, Director General, Department of Culture and the Arts and Dr Ron Chalmers, Director General, Disability Services Commission. The award was in recognition of the opportunities created by such programs as Touch Tours for people with disability to participate in everyday arts and cultural events in Western Australia.

 
AGWA is closed until 16 October for a final stage of redevelopment works. Details