Every part of Australia is,
always was and always will be,
Aboriginal land.

As a community gathering-place, a festival of arts, cultural exchange and celebration and as a site for the sharing of ideas and stories, Ten Days on the Island pays respect to the Palawa/Tasmanian Aborigines – The original owners and cultural custodians - of all the lands and waters across Lutruwita/Tasmania upon which our Festival takes place.

With thanks to the Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre for place names and other words in palawa kani, the language of Tasmanian Aborigines.



The Old Mercury Building
91-93 Macquarie St, Niplaluna/Hobart TAS 7000

Parking and Transport

Street Parking
Paid street parking can be found in the streets surrounding The Old Mercury Building. Most parking is metered at 1 hour or less and does not feature reliable drop kerbs close by.

Multi-storey Parking
The closest multi-storey car park is Argyle Street Car Park at 38 Argyle St, Hobart, TAS 7000. It is a 5-minute, primarily flat with a slight decline journey from this car park to The Old Mercury Print Hall entrance on Argyle Street.

Drop-Off & Pick-Up
There are four spaces marked as fifteen-minute zones available on Macquarie Street, directly in front of The Old Mercury Building. Please note that these car spaces do not have drop kerbs.

Public Transport
The closest bus stops can be found at the Nipaluna/Hobart bus mall which is within a 5-minute journey along Macquarie Street on a sealed path with a slight decline to reach The Old Mercury Print Hall in Argyle Street.

Please ask a staff member from Ten Days on the Island if you need assistance ordering a taxi from this venue.

Covid Info

Ten Days on the Island is closely following and implementing all restrictions and recommendations advised by National and State Governments regarding public gatherings and event venues, you can find the relevant government information here.

We, as well as the venue will be managing the risk of COVID-19 at our event venues in the following ways:

  1. Public availability of hand sanitiser at Festival venues.
  2. Patrons, staff, volunteers and artists are encouraged not to attend events if they are unwell.

Image: Detached Cultural Organisation


Accessible Parking

Two accessible parking spaces are available in the Dunn Place Carpark (beside Tasmanian Art Gallery and Museum). Please note that these car spaces are a 5 to 10-minute journey from The Old Mercury Building.

Wheelchair Accessibility

This venue is accessible to people that use wheelchairs and has level access throughout the event space. Please note that there is no level access to bathrooms in this venue.

Level Access

This venue is level access to interact with the event space. Please note that steps will be encountered to access bathrooms, which are on a lower level.

Events at this venue

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