What we collect
The NFSA collection holds more than 4 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. Download the NFSA Collection Policy.
The NFSA is developing and preserving a growing collection of video games and their source materials from the early 1980s to now.
The NFSA holds a significant collection of Australian features, documentaries, shorts, experimental and new technology productions.
The NFSA television collection includes many iconic moments in Australian television from its beginning in 1956 to the present.
The NFSA audio collection spans over 120 years of Australian sound recordings.
The NFSA’s radio collection spans from the first quarter of the 20th century to today.
The Oral History program collects personal recollections of careers in film, TV, radio and recorded sound.
Documents and artefacts
The NFSA preserves documents and artefacts that tell the stories behind Australian audiovisual industries and culture.
For over 100 years, the stories of Australia’s First Peoples have been captured in sound recordings, moving images and other audiovisual media.
NFSA's most wanted
Our curators are continually searching for key works that are needed for the national collection.