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General correspondence should be directed to:
Tel: +61 2 6248 2000
Fax: +61 2 6248 2222
Toll-free: 1800 067 274 (within Australia only)
Email: enquiries [at] nfsa.gov.au
The National Film and Sound Archive of Australia operates from several locations in Australia.
McCoy Circuit, ACTON ACT 2601
GPO Box 2002, CANBERRA ACT 2601
Monday – Friday: 9.00am – 5.00pm
Weekends and public holidays: closed
Open out-of-hours for advertised events
Level 1, 45 Murray Street, PYRMONT NSW 2009
PO Box 397, PYRMONT NSW 2009
Tel: +61 2 8202 0100
Fax: +61 2 8202 0101
Level 4, 2 Kavanagh St, Southbank VIC 3006
GPO Box 4317, MELBOURNE VIC 3001
The NFSA acquires new material in accordance with its collection policy and statement of curatorial values. If you would like to speak to a curator regarding a possible collection donation, contact us via email at collection [at] nfsa.gov.au.
Advice and assistance from NFSA Collection Reference Officers is available to researchers, students and industry practitioners seeking to access the national collection for new productions, exhibitions and research. If you would like to speak to a member of our collection reference team regarding accessing and viewing collection content, contact us via email at access [at] nfsa.gov.au or via phone on +61 2 6248 2091.
For information about our client service charter, our values and how to provide feedback to the NFSA, visit www.nfsa.gov.au/about/corporate/service-charter/
We offer facilities for clients to access items from the NFSA collection in their capital city. Contact details and locations for our access centres are listed below.
NFSA Adelaide Access Centre
State Library of South Australia
North Terrace, ADELAIDE SA 5000
Tel: +61 8 8207 7231
NFSA Brisbane Access Centre
State Library of Queensland
Cnr Stanley and Peel St
SOUTH BRISBANE QLD 4101
Tel: + 61 7 3840 7810
NFSA Darwin Access Centre
Northern Territory Library
Parliament House, State Square
DARWIN NT 0801
Tel: + 61 8 8999 7177
NFSA Hobart Access Centre
State Library of Tasmania
Level 2, 91 Murray Street
HOBART TAS 7000
Tel: +61 3 6165 5538
Level 1, Australian Centre for the Moving Image
MELBOURNE VIC 3000
Tel: +61 3 8663 2255
NFSA Perth Access Centre
State Library of Western Australia
25 Francis Street, Perth WA 6000
Tel: +61 8 9427 3111
The functions and powers of the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia are set out in sections 6 and 7 of the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia Act 2008, as follows.
Section 6. Functions
The functions of the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia are to:
Ways in which support may be provided
The ways in which the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia may provide support as mentioned in subsection (1) include (but are not limited to) doing any of the following:
Considerations governing the performance of functions
In performing its functions, the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia is, as far as practical, to:
National Film and Sound Archive of Australia may charge fees
The National Film and Sound Archive of Australia may charge fees for things done in performing its functions.
National Film and Sound Archive of Australia may cooperate with others
The National Film and Sound Archive of Australia may perform its functions alone or together with other persons.
Without limiting its effect apart from this subsection, this Act also has the effect it would have if the powers and functions of the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia were confined to powers and functions that were to be exercised and performed:
Section 7. Powers
Sound and Broadcast
Documents and artefacts
Oral history interviews
Oral history interviews were conducted with:
The NFSA publishes information, including a plan of the information we make available, in compliance with the Information Publication Scheme (IPS), at nfsa.gov.au/about/information-publication-scheme/.
We also publish our Disclosure Log of documents released in response to requests received under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (the FOI Act), at www.nfsa.gov.au/about/disclosure-log/.
If you cannot find the information you are seeking through our IPS web page, or through the Disclosure Log web page, you may request administrative access or access under the Privacy Act 1988 or the Freedom of Information Act 1982 at any time using the contact details below.
Administrative access requests: You may request administrative access using the contact details below. This informal process may be the most efficient way to access any information or documents you seek.
Freedom of information requests: You may request access to documents in accordance with the FOI Act by writing to our FOI Contact Officer using the contact details below. You will find more information on our FOI web page at nfsa.gov.au/about/freedom-information/.
Administrative access email: legal [at] nfsa.gov.au
Privacy email: privacy [at] nfsa.gov.au
FOI email: foi [at] foi.gov.au
Alternatively, you may write to:
Legal Services Section
National Film and Sound Archive of Australia
GPO Box 2002
CANBERRA ACT 2601
If you need help with your request, phone (02) 6248 2056.