National Film and Sound Archive

Zone d'identification



Forme autorisée du nom

National Film and Sound Archive

Forme(s) parallèle(s) du nom

Autre(s) forme(s) du nom

  • National Film and Sound Archive, 1984–1999
  • ScreenSound Australia, 1999–2004
  • National Film and Sound Archive, 2004– present
  • NFSA


  • National

Zone du contact


Publicity Coordinator



Adresse physique

McCoy Circuit, Acton
Postal address: GPO Box 2002, Canberra ACT 2601




Australian Capital Territory

Nom du pays

Code postal



Toll free: 1800 067 274 (only available within Australia); Canberra: 02 6248 2000


Canberra: 02 6248 2222



Zone de description


On 5 April 1984, the Minister for Home Affairs and Environment, the Hon Barry Cohen MP, announced the establishment of the National Film and Sound Archive (NFSA). Prior to gaining its independence, the NFSA had operated as part of the Commonwealth National Library. For further information, see

Contexte géographique et culturel

Textes de référence

The National Film and Sound Archive of Australia is a statutory authority established by the National Film and Sound Archive Act 2008 (Cth).

Our mission is to collect and preserve Australian film, recorded sound, broadcast, and their associated documents and artefacts, and to share and celebrate this collection with audiences worldwide.

Structure administrative

The Executive is made up of the Chief Executive Officer, the General Manager, Collections Branch and the General Manager, Corporate and Business Affairs.

The NFSA Board is responsible for the overall performance of the NFSA, including setting the strategic direction.

Gestion des archives courantes et intermédiaires et politiques de collecte

We exist to perform three vital functions:

  • Collect audiovisual works and associated documentation that reflect all aspects of Australian life and our diverse communities
  • Preserve the collection in accordance with international standards and working within our resources, to ensure permanent access
  • Share the collection so its stories form an ongoing part of the evolution of our culture.

For the NFSA Collection Policy, see:


The NFSA is located in Acton, Canberra with offices in Sydney and Melbourne:

NFSA (Canberra) – for address, see above.

NFSA Sydney:
Level 1, 45 Murray Street, Pyrmont NSW 2009
PO Box 397, Pyrmont NSW 2009
Telephone: 02 8202 0100
Fax: 02 8202 0101

NFSA Melbourne:
Level 4, 2 Kavanagh St, Southbank VIC 3006
GPO Box 4317, Melbourne VIC 3001
Telephone: 03 8638 1500
Fax: 03 8638 1501


The NFSA collection holds more than 2.8 million works, including films, television and radio programs, videos, audio tapes, records, compact discs, phonograph cylinders and wire recordings. It also encompasses documents and artefacts such as photographs, posters, lobby cards, publicity items, scripts, costumes, props, memorabilia, oral histories, and vintage equipment.

Instruments de recherche, guides et publications

Zone de l'accès

Heures d'ouverture

Open 9am-5pm.
Regional office details available on website.

Conditions d'accès et d'utilisation

1. Compile a list of items of interest using search the collection.
2. Review your list by clicking 'view my list’.
3. Contact NFSA Collection Reference staff about your access request by emailing


For information on visiting, please see this link:

Zone des services offerts

Services d'aide à la recherche

For fees for different types of use and associated conditions, see:

Services de reproduction

Espaces publics

Zone du contrôle

Identifiant de la description

Identifiant du service d'archives

Règles et/ou conventions utilisées


Niveau de détail

Dates de production, de révision et de suppression

Revised 18 April 2018




Notes relatives à la mise à jour de la notice


Points d'accès

  • Arts and Culture (Thematic area)
  • Communication (Thematic area)
  • Éducation (Thematic area)
  • Langue (Thematic area)
  • Media (Thematic area)
  • Social Organisations and Activities (Thematic area)
  • Presse-papier

Contact principal

McCoy Circuit, Acton Postal address: GPO Box 2002, Canberra ACT 2601
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601