About ADC

We are a leading centre for contemporary craft and design in Australia. We play a critical role in building a significant design culture for this country by nurturing a nation of innovative makers and thinkers to use design in their lives.


Find our opening hours, transport, parking and contact details here.

Design News

Keep up to date with Australian Design Centre. You can subscribe to our monthly newsletter and also find all the previous Design News stories here.

Venue Hire

Our beautiful new gallery space is available for corporate and community hire. Whether it's a private occasion, work function or boutique event, our space has accommodated a range of events for organisations including Tropfest, The School of Life, and Interbrand.

Support us

Help us to support Australian designers and makers.

When you support the Australian Design Centre all Australians benefit with donations going directly to deliver programs, education and exhibitions.


Your generosity will help us to continue to develop our acclaimed exhibitions, education and public programs, research, digital content, partnerships and our national touring program.

Partners & Donors

We are grateful to all of our partners for their generous support of Australian innovation, creativity and design. Whether it's government support, or the continued patronage of our valued donors, gifts of all sizes, big and small, help us to continue to deliver a diverse creative program.

ADC Supporter Stories

Meet the people who support ADC and find out what drives them donate their time and money towards the nurturing of contemporary craft and design.

Volunteer Program

Join Australian Design Centre as a volunteer to develop your skills and follow your passion for craft and design by assisting in our gallery, exhibition events and public programs or a design work experience placement.


Have you got questions? We'd love to answer them. Find out more about the Australian Design Centre and how you can get involved.

Staff & Board

Find out more about the who's who in the ADC zoo...

ADC in the media

Australian Design Centre media releases

Annual reports

Australian Design Centre Annual Reports.


Australian Design Centre is a highly agile and adaptable organisation that has taken a leadership role in the contemporary craft and design sector since it first opened in 1965.


We work with some of the best, most passionate and talented individuals in the industry and we're always on the lookout for new talent. Could that be you? Check out our latest positions at the Australian Design Centre.

Object Magazine

Object magazine offers an insightful perspective on contemporary craft and design in Australia. Published by the Australian Design Centre, Object is a celebration of creativity and making, and a journal of record featuring inspirational objects, works and projects by Australia’s most innovative craft and design practitioners.