NCM is situated on the lands of the Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung people. We pay respects to them, especially their Elders and storytellers, as well as all First Peoples, nationwide. NCM acknowledges that communication technologies have a long history here, far longer than European occupation.


National Communication Museum

Opening Spring 2024


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The NCM is a contemporary museum that connects audiences with stories about Australia's past and current communications technologies; inspiring futures by demonstrating their potential impact in enabling, building and transforming communities.

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The NCM is located in two floors of a refurbished telephone exchange

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Frequently asked questions

When will the NCM be open to visitors?

The NCM opens on Friday 20th September.

When can I book my visit to the NCM?

The NCM bookings portal will be live closer to opening. Please check back here in a few months’ time to make a booking.

Can I make a group booking to the NCM?

Yes! Once the NCM bookings portal is live, you will be able to make bookings for individuals and groups.

Will there be children’s programs?

Yes! The NCM has a Childrens’ Gallery and an extensive schools and education program for primary and secondary students. School holiday programs will open from September and a limited number of school bookings will be accepted for Term 4 this year.

Can I donate to the NCM collection?

Donations are paused until opening. The museum will launch its public email address soon. Please wait until then to reach out.

Will the NCM be accessible?

The museum building and displays have been designed with care to ensure the NCM will be accessible to everyone. Smart architectural design coupled with audio loops, inclusive technology, Auslan interpretation, captions, and a wheelchair lift are among some of the things that make our museum inclusive. If you would like any assistance entering the museum or need more information, please do not hesitate to to get in touch closer to the time of the NCM opening date.

Are there any volunteering or employment opportunities available?

Employment opportunities will be listed on ArtsHub and AMAGA and volunteering opportunities will be listed on this website closer to our opening date.


375 Burwood Rd, Hawthorn VIC 3122

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