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Accessibility

We welcome all visitors to our spaces and offer access services that may improve your experience in our museum.


Accessible exhibitions at ACMI

Entrances

ACMI has two entrances: one on Flinders Street, and the other in Fed Square.

The Flinders Street entrance is easily accessible via a wheelchair ramp. This entrance is closed outside museum opening times. To access ACMI outside these hours, enter via the Fed Square Entrance.

The Fed Square entrance is located in the heart of Fed Square plaza, between Chocolate Buddha and Beer Deluxe. Please be aware that the Fed Square plaza is cobblestoned and may be difficult to navigate for visitors using mobility aids.

To get to the Fed Square entrance from the Flinders Street entrance, you can use the lifts near the end of The Atrium – to the left of Beer Deluxe – to get to the Fed Square plaza level.

Lifts

A series of lifts (or elevators) offer access to all levels of ACMI. Just look out for temporary signage about capacity; it might be limited to support social distancing.

Ground floor to Level 1 access only

The Ground floor lift is located between Tickets & Information desk and the entrance to The Story of the Moving Image exhibition.

Ground to Level 1 & 2 access

This Ground Floor lift is located behind the stairs opposite the bathrooms. You can access it by continuing down the corridor between Tickets & Information desk and the entrance to The Story of the Moving Image exhibition. This lift grants you access to levels 1 and 2.

Ground floor to Basement Gallery 4 access

A goods lift that allows access to our Underground Gallery 4 is located behind Gallery 2 and 4, via a corridor. Only in use when an exhibition is on view in Gallery 4.

Level 1 to Cinemas access

There are two lifts located on Level 1. As you enter from Fed Square, one is around the corner on your right, as you pass the Tickets & Information desk and approach the stairs. If you make a hard right towards Hero at ACMI and the Level 1 toilets, you will see the lift. This is the best lift option to reach the Cinemas level (Level 2).

Level 1 to Galleries access

As you enter from Fed Square, walk past the wall of screens and seating area in front of the wall of cabinets on your left, the lift is located opposite the seating area. This lift provides access to Ground floor, the Galleries level.

Level 2 to Level 1 access

The Level 2 Lift services our cinemas. It goes down to Level 1, where you will find our restaurant and bar, Hero at ACMI; and our Labs Level. This lift also provides access to Ground floor, the Galleries level.

Companion Cards

Companion Cards, registered in Victoria and interstate, provide the carers accompanying card holders with free access to ACMI programs.

Apply for a Companion Card

ACMI is a cashless venue

However carers are able to purchase tickets at the ticket desks with exact cash.

Wheelchairs

If you use a wheelchair you can access all our spaces.

If you need to borrow a wheelchair for use inside our Museum, present your ID at the Tickets & Information Desk (located at Ground floor and Level 1 respectively) and we’ll organise one for you free of charge.

Guide dogs

Guide Dogs and registered assistance animals are welcome throughout ACMI. But only registered animals. No pets, please!

Hearing loops

Free hearing devices are available for use in the ACMI Cinemas and Studios and can be borrowed on presentation of ID. Visit the Tickets & Information desks on Level 1 or Ground Floor to arrange. 

The devices come with headphones or connect with hearing aids via a neck loop. You can choose what you prefer.

Mobility equipment hire

Travellers Aid, based at Flinders Street and Southern Cross stations, provides mobility equipment hire, including manual wheelchairs and motorised scooters.

To hire equipment, visit the Travellers Aid website or call 03 9068 8187.

Pre-booked equipment can be collected at Flinders Street station (across the road from Fed Square) or Southern Cross station.

Disability Action Plan

Learn more about how we are removing barriers and ensuring that people of all abilities can enjoy our spaces equally.

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