Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA)

A: 111 Sturt St, Southbank, Melbourne, VIC Australia

P: +61 3 9697 9999



The Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA) plays an inspirational and critical role investing in artistic and wider communities, leading the cultural conversation and setting the agenda for contemporary art.

ACCA was established in 1983 and moved in 2002 to a purpose-built, award-winning architectural building designed by Wood Marsh at the heart of the Melbourne Arts Precinct. This consolidated ACCA’s position as a leading centre for contemporary art and a beloved platform for its diverse community of local, regional, national and international artists, curators, audiences, colleagues and collaborators.

ACCA has a long and celebrated history investing in, nurturing and propelling the careers of contemporary artists by supporting them to make new, risk-taking and experimental work. The gallery works directly with leading Australian and international artists to commission new work, and produce ambitious exhibitions, publications and digital initiatives. These objectives are supported by a dynamic series of inclusive and accessible education, outreach and public programs that encourage community engagement and debate, and inspire meaningful participation, cultural belonging and exchange.

ACCA’s programs are characterised by their depth of engagement, impact and transformative potential. Experimentation thrives at ACCA, as it embraces new art and ideas, and inspiring, challenging and urgent conversations. The gallery aims to support artists to push the boundaries of their practice and audiences to share in the appreciation and creation of contemporary art and cultural belonging.


  • Cafe
  • Gallery shop and bookshop
  • Free guided tours
  • Wheelchair access
  • Workshops & classes


Group Exhibition: Future Remains, the 2024 Macfarlane Commissions

The Australian Centre for Contemporary Art presents a group exhibition featuring the 2024 Macfarlane Commissions.

Laure Prouvost: Oui Move in You

The Australian Centre for Contemporary Art presents work by French artist Laure Prouvost.

ACCA Announces Two New Curatorial Appointments

The Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA) Announces Two New Curatorial Appointments.