Reforms to the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (Cth) established the Information Publication Scheme (IPS), promoting a pro-disclosure culture across Australian Government agencies.
This page contains a range of information about the NFSA that has been published under the IPS. The NFSA recognises that, as far as reasonably possible, public sector information should be treated as a national resource. In support of this principle, it seeks to publish information on its IPS page that assists the public to better understand how it makes decisions and administers programs.
Information to be published under the IPS does not include material held in the national audiovisual collection, which is exempt from the FOI access regime under subsection 13(1)(e) of the FOI Act.
Download: NFSA agency plan
Who we are
The NFSA is a statutory authority established by the National Film & Sound Archive Act 2008 (Cth) (NFSA Act). It is Australia’s national audiovisual archive, responsible for developing, preserving, promoting and providing access to the nation’s moving image and recorded sound heritage.
Download: Our structure
What we do
The NFSA’s functions are set out in section 6 of the NFSA Act. They are to:
- develop, preserve, maintain, promote and provide access to a national collection of programs and related material
- support, promote and engage in the development, preservation and access to Australian film, sound and new media heritage that are not in the national collection.
Our ‘operational information’ includes policies, guidelines and strategies that assist the NFSA in performing these functions. These can be accessed from the links below.
Developing the collection:
Sharing the collection
Preserving the collection
Downloads: Preservation Plan
Maintaining the collection
Our reports and responses to parliament
See Annual reports.
Previous submissions to Parliamentary committees, the Australian Law Reform Commission and other agencies:
Information that can be published resulting from freedom of information requests, and routinely requested information can be found on our Disclosure Log.
In the event that the NFSA contributes to a specific policy proposal, public consultation will be taken. External consultation measures may include the release of discussion papers and the use of blog and social media mechanisms.
If you would like to contact us about anything related to the Information Publication Scheme:
National Film and Sound Archive of Australia
GPO Box 2002
CANBERRA ACT 2601
Tel: +61 2 6248 2256
Email: enquiries [at] nfsa.gov.au