As we see an increase in the number of COVID-19 cases around Australia and here in the ACT, we would like to share with you the steps that we are taking at Ainslie and Gorman Arts Centres to continue to provide a safe working environment for all staff, residents and patrons. Please visit our dedicated page to learn more.

Getting Here

Public Transport

Ainslie and Gorman Arts Centres are both in Braddon and are easily accessible by public transport. Head for Ainslie Avenue and Doonkuna Street (Gorman Arts Centre) or Elouera Street (Ainslie Arts Centre). To find the best route, call ACTION buses on 131710, visit, or use the public transport feature on Google Maps.


Ainslie and Gorman Arts Centres are located within 5 minutes’ walking distance of each other, and less than 10 minutes from Canberra’s civic centre, and from the Braddon retail precinct.


There is limited free onsite parking at Ainslie Arts Centre (in the circular drive, with entry off Elouera Street), and street parking (pay-metered during office hours) at Gorman Arts Centre. Free on-street parking is available in the surrounding area (some streets are time-limited during office hours). For Gorman visitors, all-day paid parking is available at the Canberra Centre, located 500 metres away. Accessible parking is available at both centres.

Please note that due to zoning regulations, parking on nature strips is illegal in built up areas (including Currong St North, and Batman Street). For more information please see page 15 of the ACT Government’s Parking Infringements Guide.


Ainslie Arts Centre is a physically accessible venue via a ramp at the entrance. Gorman Arts Centre is a heritage complex, some parts of which may present accessibility issues for some visitors. All of our public venues at Gorman Arts Centre are physically accessible, however access to some artists studios and non-public spaces may be limited. If you have specific accessibility needs, please contact our office on 6182 0000 when planning your visit.

Filming and photography

Photography, recording, transmission or reproduction by television broadcast, sound broadcast or by any other means is only permitted on the premises with the approval of centre management. Please contact our office on 6182 0000 to request permission.


Guide and companion animals are welcome at both centres, however Ainslie and Gorman Arts Centres are ACT Government facilities, and, though our residents are animal-loving folk, we are simply not permitted under our head licence to allow pets or other domestic animals on the premises.


Both Ainslie and Gorman Arts Centres are smoke-free environments.

  • 'Artist Olympics' in the courtyard at Gorman Arts Centre. You Are Here 2014. Photo by Adam Thomas.
  • Bloom Festival 2013. Fireplace Room at Gorman Arts Centre. Photo by Adam Thomas.
  • Courtyard at Gorman Arts Centre. Photo by Art Atelier.


We are currently experiencing disruption to our services due to COVID-19.

Street address

Ainslie Arts Centre is on Elouera Street, Braddon, ACT 2612.

Gorman Arts Centre is at 55 Ainslie Avenue, Braddon, ACT 2612.

Opening hours

Ainslie and Gorman Arts Centres are available  for residents and visitors to use seven days a week.

Our administration office hours are 10.00am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday, at both centres.

Our resident artists and organisations each keep their own working hours, depending on their activities. To find out when to visit, or to make an appointment, please see the relevant Resident Profile page for further information, including contact details and opening hours.