Australian National Botanic Gardens

Australian National Botanic Gardens extended temporary closure

The Australian National Botanic Gardens will be temporarily closed to visitors until 18 June 2020.

Our Gardens are treasured by locals and visitors alike, and we understand many people would have been looking forward to visiting, however the health and wellbeing of our staff, visitors and local communities is our utmost priority. We all have a role to play in minimising the risk of COVID-19.

Our thoughts are with the community during this difficult time and we encourage social interaction with the Gardens via our website and social media platforms. Please join our online community via Facebook and Instagram as we’ll continue to share stories and provide updates as they come to hand. We also encourage everyone to share stories, special memories and photographs of the Gardens through these platforms.

We will continue to care for our precious living collections and seed collections during the temporary closure.

We look forward to seeing you again in our beautiful Gardens in the future.

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.

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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