Venues and access

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Arts Access Australia (AAA) promotes a human rights approach to access and inclusion and is committed to creating a space that respects rights and responsibilities.

We believe that there is a shared responsibility for creating access and inclusion, and this starts with acknowledging our personal rights and responsibilities and respecting the rights and responsibility of others.

Following is an outline of the access available at Meeting Place 2019, please advise AAA of your access requirements on registration or contact one of our friendly AAA staff at to discuss your individual requirements

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General access information

Healthy Environments: AAA aims to create a toxin, chemical and allergy free environment and requests that Meeting Place delegates refrain from wearing scented deodorant and perfumes.

Physical Access: All venues are accessible for wheelchair users and ambulant visitors. Please scroll down for physical access information for individual venues.

Easy Access: A relaxed program is offered with later morning starts where possible; low noise, low lighting and easy language is used where possible. AAA requests no flash photography.
Visual Access: Audio Description is available in program sessions as required. Large print and Braille programs will be available at Meeting Place upon request.
Audio Access: Auslan and Audio Captioning are standard in most sessions, and hearing loops available at some venues.
Print Access: Electronic programs and information will be available for download or can be emailed to you prior to the event. Large print and Braille programs will be available at Meeting Place upon request.
Remote Access: Live streaming will be available for selected program sessions , more information coming soon.
Financial: Meeting Place offers free registration for people who are not working or have a low income, and for companions and carers. Visit our grants & financial support page for more information.

Navigation & Assistance: Ask one of our friendly staff or volunteers to help you navigate the program, or the venue. You can also ask questions or request access assistance via our Meeting Place app.
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Belconnen Arts Centre

  • Whole building on single level
  • Accessible bathrooms
  • Hearing loop in main gallery/foyer and dance studio
  • Voice-to-text available on request
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The Street Theatre

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Fragrance-free. Participants are requested not to wear scented products (perfume, cologne, scented deodorant, lotions etc.) and to refrain from using makeup and hair product where possible
  • Food/drink free space (water excepted)
  • Smoke- and vape-free
  • There are strict entry/exit requirements for the event. Doors will close for entry at 12 pm and participants will not be able to leave/enter the venue until a timed toilet break at 1.30 pm for fifteen minutes. Doors will again close for entry at 1.45 pm and participants will not be able to leave/enter the venue until the workshop finishes at 3 pm.



National Gallery of Australia

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Accessible bathrooms
  • Hearing loop
  • Wheelchairs and mobile scooters are available from the cloakroom. Please call the Visitor Experience team to book on +61 2 6240 6501.

National Portrait Gallery

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Accessible bathrooms
  • Hearing loop
  • The NPG’s location page includes information about bus routes
  • Parking available: see information about access to and fees for their underground carpark
  • Wheelchairs and strollers are available, and assistance animals are welcome
  • Public wifi is accessible throughout the Gallery. From your mobile device settings, select NPG-PUBLIC. No password or login is required, and there is no time limit

Ainslie Arts Centre

  • Guide and companion animals are welcome at both centres
  • Wheelchair accessible
  •  Accesible bathrooms
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