Australian National Botanic Gardens

Following the ACT Government’s announcement of the ACT’s COVID-19 Pathway Forward, we’re pleased to advise that the Australian National Botanic Gardens, as an ‘outdoor attraction’, is permitted to re-open to the public on 29 October 2021.

We look forward to welcoming visitors back to the Gardens from 29 October 2021 and thank you for your patience and support. We will provide further information about our re-opening plans and ongoing COVID-Safe operational plans in the coming weeks.

For further information about the ACT’s COVID-19 Pathway Forward and COVID-19 response, please visit

The Australian National Botanic Gardens has welcomed volunteers since 1949 when the Gardens were being established.

The Gardens, and its sister organizations the Centre for Australian National Biodiversity Research and the Australian Biological Resources Study, have around 150 volunteers working in a wide range of positions.

Volunteer opportunities exist both in Front of House and Back of House roles.

There are also opportunities for professional Associates to undertake specified research projects.