Art Gallery of New South Wales

The main entrance is located at the front of the Gallery, via two short flights of stairs: nine steps outside and two inside at the vestibule. A permanent access ramp provides an alternative to the external stairs. An additional ramp is positioned on the inside stairs and a Gallery staff member is available for assistance if required. All public areas inside the building can be accessed by ramps or lifts (as well as stairs and elevators).


Located on the ground floor, the entrance to Artspace is easily accessible for wheelchairs, prams and buggies. Ground-floor toilet facilitates are also fully accessible.


Carriageworks has wheelchair ramp and level access at all entrances and venues. Toilets are fully accessible and venues include disabled seating.

Cockatoo Island

Visitors to Cockatoo Island can travel on the Biennale Ferry, which departs from Wharf 6 in Circular Quay. The Biennale Ferry is wheelchair accessible on selected services only; patrons wishing to travel to Cockatoo Island are encouraged to contact the Biennale to book.

Travel on the Biennale Ferry is free for people with a valid disability card and their carers. Bookings are essential via the Biennale – please contact ferry[at] or 02 8484 8735.

A former industrial site, hazards such as voids and uneven surfaces exist on Cockatoo Island. A number of buildings are not accessible by wheelchair; others are darkened and require extra vigilance. On request, the Biennale of Sydney can provide a large-font map that highlights wheelchair-accessible buildings and pathways. For more information, please email

Museum of Contemporary Art

The MCA can be accessed via the George Street entrance or by lift from Circular Quay West. All public areas inside the building can be accessed by ramps or lifts (as well as stairs and elevators).

Pier 2/3

Pier 2/3 is wheelchair accessible, though some areas feature uneven surfaces or cracks in the floorboards. It is recommended that visitors with low vision negotiation the space with assistance from a carer.