Information about opening times, charges and how to pay at the Australian Museum.

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Opening times

The Australian Museum is open 9.30am to 5.00pm every day except Christmas Day. 

Children under 16 years of age must be accompanied by a supervising adult when visiting the Australian Museum.

Purchase entry tickets at the Admission Desk on Level G. You can pay by cash, eftpos or credit card.

Online General Admission tickets

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School group bookings

Please contact the School group booking office here to plan your Australian Museum educational progam and visiting arrangments.

General Admission entry to the Australian Museum

General Admission prices

Ticket General Admission
Adult $15
Concession $8
Children (5-15 years) FREE
Children (0-4 years) FREE
Family (2 Adults, 2 Children) $30
Family (1 Adult, 2 Children) $15
Museums Australia and ICOM Members FREE
Companion Card-holder's attendant carer FREE

Australian Museum Members prices

Ticket General Admission
Member Adult FREE
Member Family (2 adults + 2 children) FREE
Member Family (1 adult + 2 children) FREE
Member Child (5-15 years) FREE

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Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year 2018

Admission for Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year 2018



Adult $21
Concession $16
Children (5-15 years) $4
Children (0-4 years) FREE
Family (2 Adults, up to 3 Children) $46
Family (1 Adult, up to 3 Children) $25
Members FREE

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Concession categories

Concession cards must be shown upon admission to receive the reduced rate admission charge.

  • Seniors Card-holders (all states)
  • International seniors aged over 60 years
  • International Student Card-holders
  • Australian Student Card-holders
  • Centrelink Healthcare Card-holders
  • Australian Government Pension Card-holders
  • Australian Veterans' Affairs Gold Card-holders


Payment is made at the Admission Desk, Level G. You can pay by cash, eftpos or credit card.

Credit card surcharges apply*.

*As part of a NSW Government requirement, from 1 July 2012 the Australian Museum will apply a surcharge on all transactions made by credit cards. Surcharge rates are determined on a cost-recovery basis only. No surcharge will be incurred when paying with eftpos or cash.

Why do we charge admission?

The NSW Government determines which public institutions charge admission fees. As a non-profit institution we need to self-generate over one third of our total revenue to meet our operating costs. If you would like to support us please consider becoming a Member and enjoying the many benefits this offers; buying a souvenir from our retail shop; or donating to the Australian Museum Foundation.

Terms and conditions apply to your entry to the Australian Museum.


If you leave the Museum re-entry is free on the day. Please retain your ticket and simply present it to our Admission staff when you return.
Temporary exhibitions
For temporary exhibitions where admission charges apply you will be issued with a ticket. You can usually leave the exhibition and re-enter on the same day provided you show your ticket and the exhibition is not extremely busy.


Bags can be stored in coin operated lockers in the Atrium on Level G. A $2.00 charge applies for 4-hour rental.
Small locker: 32cm wide x 43cm high x 59 cm deep
Large locker: 39cm wide x 58cm high x 89cm deep


Please call +61 (0)2 9320 6000 or send us an email.

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