UC Cultural Pass

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Your pass to Canberra’s landmark institutions

The UC Cultural Pass lets you enjoy Canberra’s world of art, culture, and heritage, thanks to our partnerships with Canberra’s leading national cultural institutions.

In 2023, we are offering the UC Cultural Pass to all enrolled University of Canberra students! As a UC student you can gain exclusive access to events, exhibitions and more.

  • Walk the halls of the Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House
  • Discover the growing collection Australian and international artworks at the National Gallery
  • Explore the memory of our nation at the National Archives of Australia
  • Get to know the treasured, surprising, and inspirational objects of Australia’s past at the National Museum of Australia
  • Discover Australian identity, diversity, culture and creativity through portraiture at the National Portrait Gallery
  • Immerse yourself in remembrance of Australia’s wartime experience at the Australian War Memorial
  • Read the past and write the future at the National Library of Australia
  • Rediscover Australian screen stories in Arc cinema at the National Film and Sound Archive

Annual membership is just $15 and valued at over $350!

Purchase the 2023 UC Cultural Pass

Explore the benefits

Benefits include exclusive access and discounts to events, exhibitions, educational tools, and member lounges

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National Gallery

Cathryn Whelband

National Portrait Gallery

Tim Walsh

National Library of Australia

Kate Woods

Museum of Australian Democracy

Hamish Jackson

Australian War Memorial

Sarah Fletcher

National Museum of Australia

Barbara Pamphilon

National Film and Sound Archive

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National Archives of Australia

Note: This initiative is a joint project between UC Faculty of Arts and Design and Canberra’s major cultural institutions. Discounts and benefits are subject to change each year.

How does the UC Cultural Pass Work?

1.Purchase the UC Cultural Pass

2. Visit the Faculty of Arts and Design student desk located in the Student Centre during FAD’s scheduled drop-in times

3. Take a ticket from machine, after selecting Faculty Advice, Faculty of Arts and Design

4. Attend the Faculty of Arts and Design desk, we will check our records for proof of purchase and then you will receive your UC Cultural Pass sticker on your UC Student ID card

5. Visit one of the 8 institutions and show your student ID with the UC Cultural Pass sticker to reap the benefits

The Faculty of Arts and Design scheduled drop-in times are Monday to Wednesday, 10am to 12pm (excluding public holidays) in the Student Centre.

Purchase the 2023 UC Cultural Pass

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Terms and Conditions

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By purchasing the UC Cultural Pass, you agree and understand the following:

  • Collection of your UC Cultural Pass sticker from the Faculty of Arts and Design desk in the Student Centre is required to activate and finalise your Cultural Pass.
  • Your personal information will be used to provide you with monthly newsletters and other communication regarding upcoming events, exhibitions and offers regarding the UC Cultural Pass.
  • You consent to the University sharing your full name, phone number and email address with the National Gallery to finalise your access to their Cultural Pass benefits. Your data will be managed in accordance with the National Gallery’s Privacy Policy which is available on their website.
  • Your membership will expire 31 December 2023.
  • You consent to the University providing your personal information to the institutions to allow institutions to contact you regarding direct membership opportunities after the expiry of your UC Cultural Pass. Your personal information will be managed in accordance with that institution’s privacy policy.

  • If you have a question we’re here to help!
    Our friendly team can answer any questions you may have about the UC Cultural Pass

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