Accessibility and inclusion

Access and inclusion at the National Multicultural Festival

At the National Multicultural Festival, we want everyone to be able to join in the fun! That's why we've made sure our festival is accessible and inclusive to as many people as possible.

Accessible parking

Where possible, we recommend catching public transport as parking in the city will be limited.

Accessible parking is available close to the festival at

  • Constitution Place, accessed via the Constitution Avenue end of Theatre Lane
  • Canberra Centre
  • outdoor carpark, corner of Cooyong Street and Genge Street
  • Magistrates Court carpark, corner of Northbourne Avenue and London Circuit.

Accessible car parking is available further from the festival at

  • the outdoor carpark, corner of London Circuit and Constitution Avenue
  • the City Pool, Allara Street
  • CIT, corner of Coranderrk Street and Constitution Avenue.

Check the carparks directly for any costs.

The free festival shuttle stops near these carparks to assist getting to the festival.

Accessible and ride-share drop off zones

We’ve got your transportation needs covered! The festival is accessible to wheelchairs, mobility scooters and strollers.

We've set up three accessible drop-off zones for attendees

  • at the corner of Rabaul Lane and Akuna Street
  • on Binara Street, near Crowne Plaza
  • in Ainslie Place, on the Cooyong Street side of the Canberra Centre.

More information about how road closures affect these drop-off zones is available on the City Services website.

Accessible toilets

We've placed accessible toilets at key locations. You can find them

  • on London Circuit near Civic Square
  • on the corner of Bunda Street and Akuna Street
  • in Glebe Park near the Workshop Tent.

For exact locations, check out our festival map.

Quiet space

We understand that some of our visitors may need a little peace and quiet.

We've set up a quiet space at the Theo Notaras Multicultural Centre that's open when the festival is open.

It's the perfect place for those with sensory sensitivities, parents looking to feed their babies, or anyone just wanting a break from the festival's vibrant atmosphere.

The quiet space is on level 2, which you can access by using the lift or a set of stairs.

Multi-faith prayer room

Being the National Multicultural Festival, we know people of many cultures and faiths come together.

We've set up a multi-faith prayer room at the Theo Notaras Multicultural Centre that's open when the festival is open.

It is available to anyone who needs to access it for prayer while working at or attending the festival.

The multi-faith prayer room is on level 2, which you can access by using the lift or a set of stairs.

Seniors' space at Civic Library

Council on the Ageing ACT is hosting a seniors' lounge at Civic Library on Saturday 16 February from 10 am to 3 pm.

It is a great spot to beat the heat by grabbing a cold drink and having a rest in the air conditioning.

Find out more on the Council on the Ageing ACT website.

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