ACMI is located in the heart of Melbourne at Federation Square, it's accessible from the Federation Square plaza entrance or the Flinders Street entrance.
Open daily, 10am to 5pm (Closed Christmas Day). Extended hours apply to scheduled film screenings.
Entry to ACMI is free. Admission prices to cinema programs, ticketed exhibitions and other events are listed in our calendar. ACMI is accessible by public transport. Public car parking is also available.
Ticketing, Shop and Cafe Hours
Buy tickets for our films, exhibitions and events through any of the following options, see the calendar for complete listings:
- Open daily 10am - 5pm
- The ACMI Shop often has extended hours for special events and exhibitions. Please call the shop for further information.
- Mon to Fri, 8.30am - late
- Saturday, 9.30am - late
- Sunday, 10am - late
Detailed Visitor Information
There are two entry points to ACMI for visitors who require wheelchair access. The main entrance is from the Fed Square plaza. There is also an entrance, via ramp, from Flinders St. There is also an accessibility entrance located at the Flinders Street facade where a lift can take visitors up to the Entry Level.
For access to ACMI, there are two accessible car spaces on each level of the Fed Square car park. Street parking for people with appropriate permits is located at the corner of Degraves Street and Flinders Street, on Flinders Lane between Elizabeth Street and Exhibition Street and outside the Arts Centre.
The central lift provides disabled access to the Cinemas Level. Cinema 1 has an internal lift that takes visitors to the back row of the auditorium where two reserved wheelchair spaces are available. Cinema 2 has four wheelchair spaces available at the rear. The lift opposite the Australian Mediatheque provides disabled access down to the Galleries Level. Gallery 1 is accessed via a lift located near the entrance stairs.
Companion and carer support
Companion Card holders can obtain free access to ACMI programs. We accept Companion Cards registered in Victoria and interstate.
Visually impaired warning markers
These are located on the floor before each step to provide a clear signal of a change of level.
Wheelchairs are available for use within ACMI. Present your identification at the Tickets & Information Desk on the Entry Level to borrow a wheelchair free of charge. Wheelchair access is available in all of our gallery spaces, cinemas and studios.
Assistive Listening Devices
Assistive listening devices are available for use in the ACMI cinemas and Studio 1. The devices use standard headphones or can connect with your hearing aid via a neck loop. Present your identification at the Tickets & Information Desk on the Entry Level to borrow a device free of charge.
Guide Dogs and other registered assistance dogs are welcome at ACMI.
Toilets and infant room
Male and female amenities with wheelchair access are available to the right of the escalators on the Entry Level, on the Galleries Level next to the Schools’ Entrance area and inside Gallery 1.
Visitors seeking further assistance with mobility
Travellers Aid provides equipment hire, including manual wheelchairs and motorised scooters, from its Service Centre adjacent to Federation Square at Flinders Street Station.
To hire equipment, visit the Travellers Aid Service Centre at Flinders Street Station, call 03 9610 2030, or book online. Equipment that is pre-booked (at least 24 hours in advance) can be delivered for collection at the Federation Square car park.
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