The National Film and Sound Archive of Australia’s mission is to collect, preserve and share Australia’s vibrant and diverse audiovisual culture as embodied by their evolving collection – reflecting who they were, who they are, and who they want to be.
Audiovisual technologies enable them to capture moments in time: moving images and sounds in their most vivid forms. With over 3 million items, the National Film and Sound Archive collection transforms these records into ‘living memories’ – the many facets of Australia’s peoples, cultures, ideas and beliefs, both over time and across the land.
The collection invites all Australians to connect, no matter their background and life experiences, and find common ground and a shared sense of community. All can access it to celebrate their cultures and learn from Australian history to build a better future.
Plan your visit – COVID-19 information.
Check out the program so you know what is on offer on the day you plan to visit.
For the health and safety of other visitors and staff, please do not visit if you are required to be in quarantine or to self-isolate.
Please visit the website for further details, including their safety measures and COVID-safe plan.
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Admission to the NFSA building and certain advertised events are free. Exhibitions, screenings and special events require purchase of a ticket; prices vary per event, and can be found on our website.