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

Welcome to the Australian National Botanic Gardens media centre. This centre will help you find the right contacts and advice for your story.

Media queries

The media team helps look after media, social media and web activity for Australian National Botanic Gardens.

They are available via email at

The team can provide advice on your story and tee up interviews and other opportunities.

You can also call the media team on 0439 582 686 from Monday to Friday, 8am – 6pm (AEST). Please do not send text messages to this number.

Latest news and media releases

To keep up on the latest news for Parks Australia, check out our media releases or stay in touch with us via social media:

Getting a permit to film in our parks

All commercial film crews, still photographers, artists and sound recorders need to apply for a permit to carry out commercial work in Australian National Botanic Gardens. 

Apply for a permit.

News of the day

If our gardens manager deems a story to be ‘news of the day’ then the requirement for news media to have a permit may be waived.

Please contact the media team if you believe this applies to you.


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