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The Australian PlantBank is a leading edge scientific facility. At it's heart, the Telopea Gallery provides a stunning location flooded with natural light to host weddings, corporate functions and more recently, an exhibition space.

For more detailed layout within the Australian PlantBank, please visit Floor Plan.

Key Information

Event Type
Areas of Use
Hours of hire
Promotional Material
Public Transport
Room Configuration
Sale of Artwork
Security & Staffing

Frequently Asked Questions for Telopea Gallery Exhibitions

Q: If I have an exhibition, can I sell my artwork? If so, will you charge commission?
A: You are welcome to sell your artwork and no, we do not charge commission on any sales.
If using the phone line to operate an EFTPOS terminal, a line rental fee is applicable. Refer to the rate card for current pricing.

Q: What equipment is provided?
A: 14 exhibition panels, 40 wires (2m long), 150 hooks, 2 trestle tables and 2 chairs.

Q: How do we hang our artwork?
A: The Trust supplies 150 hooks for hanging artwork from the supplied wires.

Q: I don’t need the panels for my exhibition, can you take them away?
A: No, the panels are part of the building.

Q: How do I access the venue?
A: You will need to collect and sign for the venue access card from Reception Monday to Friday. Over the weekend you must contact the Ranger who will provide access to the venue and will issue you with the venue access card.

Q: Can I take the venue access card home with me?

A: No, the venue access card must be left with Reception Monday to Friday and the Rangers on the Weekend.

Q: Can we open the windows?
A: Yes, a key to unlock the windows is provided with the venue access card for the duration of the hire period. Please ensure the windows are closed and locked at the end of the day.

Q: Can I use the lawn in front of the Australian PlantBank?
A: The Undercroft is available for hire, additional fees apply.

Q: Can I have an opening function for my exhibition?
A: Yes, however you must seek approval in advance. We allow an opening function to occur at no additional charge if it is within the operating hours of the Garden. If the time extends beyond the operating hours additional hire fees and security fees will be applicable.

Q: Can I serve alcohol on my opening day/night?
A: Yes, alcohol can be served so long it is not sold. You must have RSA qualified persons serving the alcohol and their relevant certificates must be provided to the Trust in advance.
Further information will be provided in the Licence Agreement.

Q: Where do I park while my exhibition is on?
A: Parking is available directly in front of the Australian PlantBank in P2.

Q: Is there water at the Australian PlantBank?
A: Yes there is a tap located in the kitchenette in the Australian PlantBank.

Q: Who do I contact if I have problems on the weekend?
A: The Rangers are on duty on the weekends and their contact number is 0409 122 953. 

To arrange a site inspection or make a booking for the Telopea Gallery, please contact the Venue Management Office.

Functions Coordinator
Ph: 02 4634 7903
Email: mtannan.events@rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au

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