The 20th Biennale of Sydney takes place across different sites in Sydney. This page gives advance information to visitors about access to major Biennale venues: Art Gallery of New South Wales, Artspace, Carriageworks, Cockatoo Island, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia.

Access details for other locations will be added in the coming months.

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

Catching a public ferry is the easiest way to visit Cockatoo Island and is a great way to take in the sights of Sydney Harbour. Harbour City Ferries runs regular services to Cockatoo Island every day of the week, departing from Circular Quay, Darling Harbour, and wharves along the Parramatta River ferry routes. For timetable and ticket information, visit

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

Download/print the PDF Access Map for Cockatoo Island

Museum of Contemporary Art Australia

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).