Legal notices

© National Film and Sound Archive of Australia 2015

This work is copyright. To the extent that the NFSA owns copyright in material included on this site, you may link to these pages, download, display, print and reproduce this material in unaltered form (retaining this notice) for your personal, non-commercial use or use within your organisation, subject to any applicable usage fees that the NFSA charges for accessing the collection. Apart from any use as permitted under the Copyright Act 1968, all other rights are reserved. Requests for further authorisation should be directed to:

Collection Access
National Film and Sound Archive of Australia
GPO Box 2002
Canberra ACT 2601


The content of this Commonwealth Government website is provided for information purposes only. No claim is made as to the accuracy or authenticity of the content of the website. In no event will the Commonwealth of Australia, National Film and Sound Archive of Australia, or its agents, instrumentalities and employees be liable for the accuracy of the information contained on this website nor its use or the reliance placed on it.

The information on the website is provided on the basis that all persons accessing the site undertake responsibility for assessing the relevance and accuracy of its content.

Information published by the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia is considered to be true and correct at the time of publication. Changes in circumstances after the time of publication may impact on the accuracy of this information and the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia gives no assurance of any information or advice contained.

The information contained in the web site is not to be displayed except in full screen format. No liability is accepted for any information which may appear in other format. No responsibility is taken for any information which may appear on any linked websites.

Links to external websites are inserted for convenience and do not constitute endorsement of those sites or any associated organisation product or service. Listing shall not be taken as endorsement of any kind. We cannot guarantee that these links will work all of the time and we have no control over the availability of the linked pages.

There is no warranty that the site will be free of infections by viruses or any other manifesting, contaminating or destructive properties.

Takedown notice

Copyright Information Request

The NFSA is constantly researching the identity, provenance and copyright status of items in the national collection which can be searched via the NFSA website.

You can assist the NFSA by sending new information you have about copyright in collection material to or GPO Box 2002 Canberra ACT 2601.

Takedown request

The NFSA respects the intellectual property rights and moral and cultural rights in the works under our care and custodianship, and administers these works according to the Copyright Act 1968. The NFSA also takes care to publish content with due respect to the integrity of the original work.

We make works available on our website and social media platforms as a result of:

  • having received permission from the copyright owner,
  • the work being in the public domain or
  • the use being available under an exception in the Copyright Act 1968 (Cth).

If you object to the use of any of the works on the NFSA website and/or social media platforms on the basis that you consider that the work’s publication is offensive, or breaches copyright, moral or cultural rights, please contact the NFSA either by email to or in writing to:

Att: Rights and Licensing Coordinator
National Film and Sound Archive
GPO Box 2002
Canberra ACT 2601

In your correspondence, please include the following:

  • Details of the allegedly infringing or offensive materials and their URL location;
  • The basis on which you are making a claim (eg: that you are the creator of the work; the copyright owner or authorised to act for or on behalf of the copyright owner; that you are a member of a particular Indigenous or cultural group; or that you are a user of the website);
  • Your full contact details including postal address.

The NFSA will in its absolute discretion consider requests for the removal of content on the website; however the NFSA does not guarantee that such requests will be accepted.

Privacy statement

The NFSA’s privacy information is now located on the Privacy page.

Legal notices for Digital Learning websites

Permitted educational use

When you access Digital Learning websites you agree that:

  • You will retrieve materials for information only.
  • You will save, copy, print, distribute or download for your own personal use or for non-commercial educational purposes only. Commercial exploitation of materials on these websites is prohibited.
  • The NFSA’s permission must be sought to amend any information in the materials, unless otherwise stated in notices throughout the Digital Learning website.

What’s different about the Digital Learning websites?

The Digital Learning websites are legacy websites and contain some Screen Australia logos and links that cannot be updated. Copyright enquiries about the Digital Learning websites should still be directed to the NFSA.

The Digital Learning websites are a combination of websites developed by the NFSA, Film Australia and Screen Australia; and other websites hosted by the NFSA under licence from the copyright holders. The copyright arrangements applying to these websites depend on whether they are owned by the NFSA or not.

Who owns/hosts the Digital Learning websites?

The websites listed below are hosted by the NFSA but owned by a Digital Learning partner. Because they are not owned by the NFSA, they have their own copyright statements. Click on the links below to see the appropriate information. All other Digital Learning websites are now owned by the NFSA and are governed by this legal notice.

Website name Copyright statement
Twelve Canoes Twelve Canoes Partners

Where the above two websites have disclaimers, these apply in addition to the Disclaimer for the NFSA website.