The Gallery has a range of free services and programs for visitors with disability.
Volunteer guides conduct customised tours for visitors with disability and booked special interest groups. Our Group Bookings Office team can help you plan your visit and explain how we can tailor a tour specific to your needs or for those in your care. Tours for visitors with disability are scheduled between February and November and are free unless otherwise advertised. Continue reading to find out about upcoming tour details or visit the Events calendar.
Art and Dementia
Free discussion-based tours are designed for visitors with dementia and their family member, carer or support worker. Each tour takes approximately one hour and focuses on specially selected artworks.
Bookings in advance are required and are subject to availability and tour capacity.
Bookings are by request for residential care and community groups. At least 15 days' booking notice is required. Contact the Group Bookings Office to arrange a tour for your group.
These free tours are scheduled on the last Sunday of the month from February to November. Our volunteer guide is accompanied by a NAATI accredited Auslan interpreter.
Hard of hearing
Visitors with a cochlear implant, hearing aid or hearing loss are invited to join a small group tour to explore featured exhibitions or selected artworks. Assistive listening devices (FM system) are available. Tours are scheduled once a month from February to November and are provided subject to availability. A minimum of 2 business days' booking notice is required. To book, contact the Group Bookings Office between 8.30am and 4.00pm Monday to Friday T: +61 (0)7 3840 7255.
Audio-described tours offer a narrated description of the visual elements of selected artworks. Tours are available on weekdays from February to November. Advance booking notice of 15 days is required. To book, contact the Group Bookings Office between 8.30am and 4.00pm Monday to Friday T: +61 (0)7 3840 7255
Booklets with large print wall texts are available for borrowing during a visit to the exhibition O'Keeffe, Preston, Cossington Smith: Making Modernism.
AUSLAN INTERPRETED/CAPTIONED VIDEOS
QAGOMA works with the Conexu Foundation to provide accessible options for Deaf and hard of hearing visitors.
A number of Auslan interpreted and captioned videos relating to exhibitions and artworks in our Collection are available for viewing on QAGOMA TV. Visitors with a mobile device can also view the videos using Conexu's OpenAccess Tours app.
Parking bays for visitors with disability are located in the car parks situated within the Cultural Precinct. A temporary set down area for Australian Disability Parking Scheme permit holders is located on Stanley Place for drop off and pick up only.
Mobility impaired and wheelchair access is available to both the Queensland Art Gallery (QAG) and Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA). At QAG wheelchair access is via the lift on the Upper Level of the QAG car park, via ramps at the front entrance from Melbourne Street, or via the Street Level entrance on Stanley Place, located between both buildings. GOMA wheelchair access is via the street level entrance on Stanley Place or via the lift from the Stanley Place car park beneath the State Library of Queensland.
We welcome guide dogs and registered assistance dogs at QAGOMA.
An infra-red hearing loop system is installed in the Australian Cinémathèque at GOMA.
Carers and support workers
Admission to QAGOMA and its exhibitions, screenings, programs and events is free unless otherwise stated. Where applicable, a carer or support worker accompanying a visitor with disability is admitted free on presentation of a Companion Card.
A scooter is available free of charge for use during a QAGOMA visit. At least 24 hours advance notice is required. To secure a booking, contact the information desk between 10.00am and 5.00pm T: +61 (0)7 3840 7303. Conditions apply, subject to availability.
Wheelchairs are available free of charge for use during a QAGOMA visit. To secure a booking for a wheelchair, contact the Information Desk between 10am and 5pm. T: +61 (0)7 3840 7303