Contact Us

T: (02) 8239 0055

Our Location

Level 4 (via lifts)
Central Park
28 Broadway
Chippendale NSW 2008

Postal Address

Mail Box 76, Central Park
28 Broadway
Chippendale NSW 2008

Opening Hours

Mon - Fri: 9am – 5pm

Mon - Fri: 10am – 6pm
Selected Sat*: 10am – 3pm
(April 1, 22)


Mon - Fri: 10am – 6pm
Select Sat (April 22, 29): 10am – 1pm

*Note: Our gallery is only open during exhibitions.


We will be closed on Australian and selected* Japanese public holidays in 2017. Please check the calendar.

April 14 - Good Friday
April 17 - Easter Monday
April 25 - ANZAC Day
May 3 - *Constitution Memorial Day
June 12 - Queen’s Birthday
August 11 - *Mountain Day
October 2 - Labour Day
December 25 - Christmas Day
December 26 - Boxing Day
December 29 - *Year-end Holiday

Car Park and Access

Paid parking is available at Wilson Parking Market City, 2 Quay Street, Haymarket.

For parking rates and details, click here

For deliveries, use the Central Park loading dock. Enter via Carlton Street Ramp and drive straight for the West Dock.

Public Transport

Our closest train station, Central Station, is a 10-minute walk.

Visitors by bus can alight at Railway Square, a 5-minute walk from us.


How to Enrol

J-Course (Japanese Language Courses)

To enrol into our courses for the first time, follow the steps below. Current students can enrol here.

1. Application

Please send the J-Course team an application form for the course you would like to join.

Not sure which course to apply for? Use our “Marugoto” Self-Level Checker! You can find information on our courses on the course overview page.

Online Form Terms and Conditions 2017

2. Level check test

If there are places available in the course that you apply for, you will need to take the level check test of both of a written test and a mini-interview to determine your suitable course. We will contact you to organise your level check test.

Note: Applicants for the 10 Week Taster Course and Term 1 of the Starter Course are NOT required to take the test.

3. Payment

We will send you a course fee invoice via email. Please follow payment instructions in the email.

4. Confirmation

You will receive an email confirming your enrolment.

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Term 1: 30 Jan – 8 Apr
Term 2: 24 Apr – 1 Jul
Term 3: 17 Jul – 23 Sep
Term 4: 9 Oct – 16 Dec


Photo: Brett Boardman

General Information

Course Fee

First-time enrolment for new applicants:

  • $320 per term (non-member)
  • $300 per term (JPF member)

Course fee does not include textbooks.

Textbook Fee

You will be charged the textbook fee, according to your level, along with the course fee when enrolling for the first time. Textbook fees are listed on each individual J-Course page.

Participants of the Advanced course will need to source the prescribed textbook either online or from a bookstore such as Kinokuniya.

Class Time

Morning class: 10 am – 12 pm

Evening class: 6 pm – 8 pm


The Japan Foundation, Sydney
Level 4, Central Park
28 Broadway
Chippendale NSW 2008

For directions, see here.

Minimum Age

18 years

Class Size

Min: 7 / Max: 14 participants

* In the case where enrolments do not reach the minimum number of 7 people, the class may be cancelled.