Plan your visit

With an extensive program of exhibitions, outdoor displays, talks, tours and events over 24 days, we encourage you to plan your visit to ensure you can experience as much of PHOTO 2022 as possible.

Installation view, PHOTO 2021. Photo: Zan Wimberley.

Installation view, PHOTO 2021. Photo: Zan Wimberley.

Exploring the Festival

Not sure where to start? We’ve curated the program into Festival Precincts: Town Hall, Parliament, River, State Library, Fitzroy/Collingwood. You can explore one at a time, or weave your way through them all, stopping for a takeaway coffee or a sneaky cocktail. Galleries and outdoor in metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria have so much to offer, so make them a destination on your Festival schedule.

You can view the full program online or pick up a Festival Guide at our exhibition partners to help you navigate.

Festival Guide

You can read the Festival Guide here or pick up a copy from one of our exhibition partners.

Opening Hours & Tickets

All PHOTO 2022 exhibitions are free and do not require tickets except for HELMUT NEWTON: In Focus.

Exhibition opening hours are listed and will be updated if changes come to hand. Please call the venues directly for any specific enquiries or last minute updates.

Some events require tickets or registering in advance. Please visit the events listings for further details on how to book and costs.

Eliza Hutchison, [Just wanted you to know], installation view, PHOTO 2021. Photo by Zan Wimberley

Eliza Hutchison, Just wanted you to know, installation view, PHOTO 2021. Photo by Zan Wimberley


We endeavour to provide as much access information as possible for each exhibition and event. Please contact the venue directly about specific access requirements.

While care has been taken to place outdoor exhibitions in locations which are as accessible as possible, some access may be restricted.

Event listings indicate when Auslan interpretation is available to book.


Getting Around

Many of the venues in the CBD and Fitzroy/Collingwood are within walking distance of each other or via a short trip on public transport, with many Festival sites located in the Free Tram Zone. Regional venues can be accessed by Vline services.

Visit Public Transport Victoria or call 1800 800 007 to plan your trip.


If you are deaf, or have a hearing or speech impairment, you can use the National Relay Service to contact Public Transport Victoria. TTY users can call 03 9619 2727.

Eating & Drinking

Melbourne has a wealth of great food and drink options. The Photo Australia team is putting together a list of their favourite venues to recharge while exploring the Festival.

Coming soon.



Why not make a night (or two) of it and treat yourself to a stay at Sofitel Melbourne on Collins, PHOTO 2022’s official Hotel Partner. This will place you at the heart of the Festival, with dozens of exhibitions on your doorstep.

Or check out Visit Victoria for accommodation options in Melbourne and regional Victoria.


[Not Standing Still: New Approaches to Documentary Photography], Monash Gallery of Art at PHOTO 2021. Photo by Zan Wimberley.

Not Standing Still: New Approaches to Documentary Photography, Monash Gallery of Art at PHOTO 2021. Photo by Zan Wimberley.

Other Resources

  • Check out our Channel for exclusive content including essays, artist Q&As, video content and more.
  • Download a guide to PHOTO 2022 for schools and families here.
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Being COVIDSafe at PHOTO 2022

Please follow the latest government guidance. Stay at home if you feel unwell, and organise to get tested if you have symptoms.


Founding Partners
  • Bowness Family Foundation
  • Naomi Milgrom Foundation
Major Government Partners
  • City of Melbourne Arts Grants Program
  • Creative Victoria
Major Partners
  • Maddocks

PHOTO Australia respectfully acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands upon which we work and live, and the rich and diverse Indigenous cultures across what is now called Australia. For over 60,000 years, Indigenous arts and culture have thrived on this sacred land, and we honour Elders and cultural leaders past and present. This was, and always will be, Aboriginal land.

01–24 March