The Australian Museum (AM) has COVID-19 protocols in place to help keep our staff and visitors safe. Visitors are asked to delay attending the AM if they:

  • Are feeling unwell in any way
  • Are positive to COVID-19 or experiencing flu-like symptoms such as fever, cough, a sore throat or fatigue

Thank you for helping us continue to keep our visitors and staff safe by abiding by our policies.

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Masks are encouraged

Masks are encouraged while visiting the AM where it is difficult to maintain physical distance.

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Give some space

The AM encourages visitors to maintain 1.5m physical distance between people where possible.

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Keep clean

Wash your hands regularly and use the hand sanitiser provided throughout the Museum.

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Pay contactless

Contactless payment is preferred.

We’re also doing our bit to keep the AM a safe space for everyone. Here’s what you can expect from us:

  • We’re cleaning our facilities frequently throughout the day with hospital-grade disinfectants by dedicated, trained team members
  • We ensure that heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems are well-maintained and operating as per Australian Standards. We regularly monitor and ensure indoor air quality complies with strict standards; this includes monitoring Carbon Dioxide (CO2),


Are vaccinations required?

From Friday 25 February 2022, the AM no longer requires visitors to the AM to provide proof of vaccination status or medical exemption as a term of entry, in line with updated COVID-19 settings announced by the NSW Government.

While no longer mandatory, we continue to encourage everyone to get vaccinated and keep their vaccination status up to date, as a key tool to limit the spread of COVID-19 and keep everyone safe.

Admission information

Prices for admission to our special exhibitions the Australian Museum (AM) can be found on the Admissions page.

General Admission is not timed. AM staff are on duty to assist the safe movement of visitors around the museum.

Please refer to our Terms of Entry for more information.

We hope you enjoy your visit to the Australian Museum!