Venues and Accessibility

Canberra International Music Festival is committed to running a Festival which is accessible to all.

Our Disability Access Policy aims to ensure equal access for persons living with disability or impaired mobility to CIMF events held across Canberra. We also are fully committed to training our event staff to enable them to support patrons living with disability in an efficient and professional way.

CIMF supports the Companion Card program. For patrons who require assistance of a companion or carer, a second ticket is issued at no cost to the Companion Card holder. Bookings must be made directly through the Festival office.

For more information, please contact the office at info@cimf.org.au.

Accessibility information at snowconcerthall.com/accessibility/

The concerts will be held in The Chapel located on the site of the Australian Centre for Christianity and Culture, at 15 Blackall Street, at the corner of King’s Avenue, Barton. Parking is available on-site, please follow the instructions from the parking marshals when you arrive. There is a large car parking area beyond the Chapel on a road leading towards the lake. Please note that one of the car parks is unsealed. The walk to the Chapel is approximately 100m. Accessible parking is available in the car park nearest the Chapel on Blackall Street. The Australian Centre for Christianity and Culture is wheelchair accessible with a ramp available for entry to the building. There are accessible bathroom facilities available on the ground floor of the building. Please let us know if you require a wheelchair accessible seat. about.csu.edu.au

Parking in Civic is mostly all paid, with the best options being either the Constitution Place underground car park, which can be accessed via Constitution Avenue, a 5-minute walk from us. Their car park is open 24 hours, seven days a week, with night rates applied after 5 pm.

Other options include the above-ground public car park on London Circuit next to the Canberra Museum and Gallery, and the Canberra Centre’s various car parking options as well.

Verity Lane Market and all of our spaces and places are fully accessible. With wide open doors, flat floor access throughout, and a lift to the second floor, we welcome everyone to our space.

The National Gallery of Australia (NGA) is on King Edward Terrace. Parking is free on weekends in the main NGA car park. The NGA carpark is underground and accessible from Parkes Place off King Edward Terrace. On weekends free on street parking is also available off Bowen Drive. Accessible parking is available in the NGA main car park. There is lift access to all floors in the NGA. In Fairfax Theatre there are three allocated wheelchair spaces. Accessible bathroom facilities are available next to the Fairfax Theatre. https://nga.gov.au/visit/

Accessibility info at https://www.nma.gov.au/visit

Albert Hall is located on the corner of Commonwealth Avenue and Kaye Street, Yarralumla. There is on-street parking available in the surrounding streets. There is a drop off point outside the main entrance, but there are no allocated accessible parking spaces. Albert Hall is wheelchair accessible with a ramp available for entry to the building. There are accessible bathroom facilities available on the ground floor of the building. Please let us know if you require a wheelchair accessible seat.

Accessible car park spaces in adjacent car park and car park across the road, though both areas are in high demand during the day. Drop off immediately in front of School of Music. Accessible toilet available on level 4 via lift of Llewellyn Hall.

Larry Sitsky Recital Room is located on the ground level in the School of Music building.

The High Court building is located in the Parliamentary Triangle near The National Gallery of Australia and the National Portrait Gallery. The main car park is underground and accessible from Parkes Place off King Edward Terrace. Allow extra time at arrival for security screening of visitors.

https://www.hcourt.gov.au

There is dedicated visitor parking on the premises between McCoy Circuit and Ellery Crescent (paid parking, up to three hours). There is also limited free parking surrounding the building on Liversidge Street. All areas of the NFSA are wheelchair accessible. Wheelchair access to the building is available from the south-facing entrance (Liversidge St). Bathrooms (with accessible facilities) are located in the main building. The event is across a number of performance spaces in the NFSA and participants are required to move between performance spaces. Standing is required during the performance in the courtyard. https://www.nfsa.gov.au

Access Canberra from anywhere in Australia

Canberra is a short 3 hour drive from Sydney and an 8 hour drive from Melbourne.

Qantas and Virgin operate daily domestic flights to Canberra from Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, Perth or Brisbane.

Both Qantas and Virgin fly directly to the Canberra International Airport, which is a 20-minute drive from the city centre. Car rental services, such as AVIS, Budget, Europcar and Hertz, are available at the airport. Taxis regularly service the airport and a fare will cost approximately $30 (fare is an estimate only). The Airport Express Shuttle Service will take you directly into the city centre and can be booked by visiting their website.

You can also travel to Canberra by train, bus, Murrays Coach or Greyhound Coach.

For more details, please visit Visit Canberra.

Canberra is an easy city to drive around with plenty of parking available. Transport Canberra buses service the city and you can plan your route by visiting Transport Canberra’s website or using the transport feature on Google Maps.

The following taxi companies operate in Canberra:
Canberra Cab: 132 277
Elite Taxi Service: 6239 3666
Silver Service: 133 100

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