Access and Amenities

Arts & Cultural Exchange (ACE) — LOCATION

ACE Venue Information

Public Transport

  • Approximately 15 minutes walk down Church Street from Parramatta Station and Bus Interchange, as well as from Parramatta Ferry Wharf
  • Trains (T1 Western Line, T5 Cumberland Line NSW Trainlink Blue Mountains Line, Central West XPT and Outback Xplorer) run to Parramatta Station and the Bus Interchange
  • Bus routes (T61, M54, M52) run from Parramatta station and stop near Church Street and Victoria Road intersection
  • Free Shuttle Bus 900 departs from Macquarie Street and stops at Church Street North and Prince Alfred Park on Church Street
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  • ACE does not have on-site parking
  • Drop off parking on site is available – please contact [email protected] to arrange
  • On-street, paid parking is available along Villiers Street (4P, 8am to 6pm Monday – Saturday)
  • The Fennell Street Car Park is located a 5 minute walk from ACE on the corner of Fennell and Villiers Streets ($9 all-day parking)
  • Drivers with a Mobility Parking Scheme card displayed are entitled to park in a metered/ticketed area at no charge

ACE Foyer


  • Assistance animals are welcome
  • Rooms are heated and air-conditioned, except for the Event Space
  • All bathrooms including accessible bathrooms are located on the ground floor
  • Single-stall bathrooms with sanitary bins are available
  • Accessible bathroom includes change-table facilities and an accessible shower
  • Women’s bathrooms: 3.68m x 3.75m
  • Men’s bathrooms: 4.13m x 3.68m
  • Accessible bathroom: 2.06m x 2.97m
Lift Access
  • 1st and 2nd floors can be accessed via elevator located in the front foyer
  • Please note that the elevator button must be held down to travel up to the 1st and 2nd floors
Child Friendly
  • ACE is child-friendly and we endeavour to keep the rooms and spaces safe for people of all ages
  • If you wish to discuss safety precautions required for your hire please contact [email protected]
  • Change table facilities are available in the accessible bathroom located on the ground floor
Wheelchair Users
  • The front door is located at the top of a slight ramp. It is automatic and opens outwards
  • Intercom is located at the front door for after-hours access at a height suitable for wheelchair users (please note that after ringing intercom, guest must move back to allow door to open)
  • Accessible bathroom is located on the ground floor
  • Ground floor is flat and accessible to wheelchair users
  • 1st and 2nd floors can be accessed via elevator. Please note that the elevator button must be held down to travel up to the 1st and 2nd floors
  • Sofa and folding chairs are available


Kitchen and Food
  • Food must be provided by the hirer. ACE can provide local recommendations for catering upon request
  • The Kitchen Area is a shared space and all groups are responsible for safe and hygienic preparation and clean up
  • Alcohol is not permitted onsite except when the hirer provides staff with a valid Responsible Service of Alcohol Certificate
  • ACE is a smoke-free venue and complies with the NSW Smoke-Free Environment Act 2000 and the Smoke-free Environment Regulation 2016
  • Kitchen includes microwave, fridge, cutlery, crockery and glassware – please contact [email protected] for more details
Deaf, hard-of-hearing, and sound sensitive people
  • Specific software enquiries can be directed to [email protected]
  • ACE can be loud at times and noise does carry throughout the building
  • We do not have induction loop systems in the venue
People with severe allergies or who are immunocompromised
  • Air-conditioning is installed in all of the spaces except for the Event Space
  • Doors at the back of the building can be opened to allow fresh air to circulate
  • A large number of people and groups use ACE at any given time and the Kitchen Area is a shared space
First Aid
  • First Aid Kits are located around ACE and are indicated by a large green medical sign

Thank you to Belfast Trans Resource Centre for the venue access template.

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