Following advice from the Victorian Government and the Chief Health Officer, the Gippsland Art Gallery will be adopting government regulations around vaccinations as of 6pm on Friday 29 October.
As of 6pm on Friday 29 October, any visitor to the Gallery and the Port of Sale over the age of 16 will need to provide proof of being fully vaccinated from Covid-19.
By implementing this process on October 29, this gives Gallery staff time to ensure that adequate processes are in place to ensure public and staff safety as we head towards Victoria's 80% vaccination target and increased freedoms.
This means every visitor over the age of 16 will be required to show one of the following to a staff member on arrival:
Without one of the above, as of the 29 October you will not be able to access the Gallery. If you have pre-booked tickets to Archibald Prize 2021 on or after 29 October and you are unable to meet one of the above requirements by the time of your planned visit, we would be happy to organise a refund of your ticket or reschedule your visit once you have received your double dose.
As we are currently experiencing long wait times by phone we encourage anyone needing a refund on their tickets to send their name and session date and time to us by email. We will reply by return email to confirm when the refund has been processed.
We thank all visitors for their understanding and patience at this time, and for helping us make Gippsland Art Gallery and the Archibald Prize a safe experience for every visitor!
Ticket refunds can be issued up until the start time of each ticketed event, so that the ticket holder can reschedule their booking to another time.
Victoria’s current restriction levels currently allow for travel through the Restricted Area (Melbourne) to reach Sale, without stopping in the Restricted Area. The Restricted area on the M1 extends through Cardinia Shire (past Pakenham). You may stop once you enter the Baw Baw Shire, approximately 100km east of Melbourne CBD. The towns of Drouin and Warragul mark your entry into Gippsland and back into regional Victoria. For more information refer to the Stay Safe Directions (Regional Victoria) (No 8) which can be found on the DHHS website.