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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Parking is available at the Canberra Glassworks car park. There is also paid on-street parking around the Kingston Foreshore. It is recommended you arrive with plenty of time to find suitable parking. Accessible parking is available in the Old Bus Depot car park and in the Canberra Glassworks car park. There is a ramp available for access into Fitters’ Workshop. Early entry is available if required. Wheelchair/aisle seating is available on request at time of booking. Accessible bathroom facilities are available in the Canberra Glassworks, adjacent to the Fitters’ Workshop.
Australian Centre for Christianity and Culture (ACC&C)
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.
National Gallery of Australia – James O. Fairfax Theatre
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. Due to the popularity of the current NGA exhibition Botticelli to Van Gogh please arrive in plenty time to allow for parking. 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.
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.
aMBUSH Gallery is located at the Kambri precinct on the ANU campus. Parking on campus is in high demand so please allow plenty of time to find a parking space. Seven accessible parking spaces are available in the underground car park accessed via Kingsley St. There is a lift from car park. Drop off point from Kingsley Ave (turn left beside building before car park entry). Lift available in foyer to gallery to level 2. Accessible bathroom facilities available adjacent to venue and on level 1.
ANU School of Music
Indoor event. 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 in the School of Music building. The Big Band Room is located in the adjacent Peter Karmel Building.
Australian National Botanic Gardens
Outdoor event involving walking between several locations. Four access car park spaces available. Drop off point adjacent to event starting point. Participants are required to move between performance spaces over paths, stairs, some sloping, and grass. Standing is required during some performances. A cartable folding seat is recommended if standing for 10 minutes at a time is difficult for you. Two mobility scooters can be booked through Botanic Gardens. The Botanic Garden “train” will follow one group with capacity for up to 10 patrons. This will allow those having difficulty with distances between events to “hop on/ hop off”. Please make sure you ask to join this group when allocated a group on arrival. The train is not wheelchair accessible. Lighting conditions vary between locations. Full access toilets available.
Belconnen Arts Centre
Belconnen Arts Centre is fully wheelchair accessible with the entire building on a single level. There is 24-hour parking available at the nearby Westfield Belconnen and street parking off Emu Bank. For taxi rides there is a drop off zone on Emu Bank. A wheelchair is available for use by members of the public on request, wheelchair bathroom facilities are available. The Generator Gallery and Dance Studio spaces feature audio hearing loops – please request these to be activated at the reception desk.
Kambri at ANU
Kambri T2 is located at the Kambri precinct on the ANU campus. Parking on campus is in high demand so please allow plenty of time to find a parking space. Seven accessible parking spaces are available in the underground car park accessed via Kingsley St. There is a lift from car park. Drop off point from Kingsley Ave (turn left beside building before car park entry). Please note that this is an outdoor event. The Amphitheatre is adjacent to Sullivans Creek on University Ave Seating is on concrete tiered seating leading down to the creek, but performance can be seen/heard from level area of Kambri Precinct with outdoor tables and seating adjacent to food outlets.
National Film and Sound Archive
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.
Old Canberra House
Old Canberra House is located on the ANU campus towards the National Museum of Australia. Parking on campus in in high demand so please allow plenty of time for parking. Two accessible car parking spaces are available in the car park at the Crawford School Building at 37 Lennox Crossing, adjacent to Canberra House. Please note that this is an outdoor event with no seating provided.
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.
By Train or Coach
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.