Some people in an exhibition space looking at different movie costumes on mannequins.

Australians & Hollywood Exhibition

Australians & Hollywood exhibition at NFSA

A Tale of Craft, Talent and Ambition

ELVIS is in the Building

Australians & Hollywood is a Canberra-exclusive exhibition celebrating iconic moments in contemporary Australian film and the people and stories that brought them to life. 

Get up close with personal treasures from Baz Luhrmann and Catherine Martin, Eric Bana, Paul Hogan, David Michôd, George Miller, Norma Moriceau, Mia Wasikowska, and more.

See beloved cinema moments, rare behind-the-scenes footage and costumes and props from the NFSA collection on display for the first time.

Highlights include spectacular costumes from ELVIS, Moulin Rouge! and The Sapphires; props from The Power of the Dog and ELVIS; customised steering wheels from Mad Max: Fury Road; Baz Luhrmann and Catherine Martin’s art concept books for Romeo + Juliet; the clapperboard from Dune and much, much more.

Bring your smartphone to access Spotlight, our free digital exhibition companion experience, and collect bonus exhibition content.

Australians & Hollywood is open daily from 10.00am to 4.00pm and until 8.00pm on Friday nights.


Australians & Hollywood: A Tale of Craft, Talent and Ambition – trailer for the NFSA exhibition.

Ticket prices

Book your tickets online to save up to 15% and secure your preferred timeslot. Please arrive within 30 minutes of your allocated time.

Online pricing:





Junior (5 to 17 years)




Group booking (10+)


Under 5s



For group bookings over 20, email or call 02 6248 2158.




Australians & Hollywood ticket pricing for purchasing onsite:

Adult $19 / Concession $16 / Junior (5 to 17 years) $11 / Family $46 / Group booking (10+) $13 / Under 5s free

Please note we cannot accept cash onsite.


Films, Talks and Events

Stay tuned for more events coming soon! View past exhibition events.


Exclusive Online Content

Explore articles and online collections tagged Australians & Hollywood on our website. You'll find rare materials relating to films including Mad Max and ELVIS, as well as NFSA Presents: Inspired, a collection of in-depth conversations with Australian cinematic talent including Nicole Kidman, Hugh Jackman, George Miller, Angourie Rice and more.

Austin Butler as Elvis Presely singing with his 4-piece band on stage in a recreation of a 1950s TV studio. Elvis is wearing a pink blazer and the group are performing in front of a turqouise curtain with sun symbols on it

Austin Butler as Elvis Presley in ELVIS (Baz Luhrmann, 2022). Credit: Warner Bros


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Travelling to Canberra for the exhibition? 

Discover more than you expect in Canberra.  

Explore a city full of passionate locals, hidden collections and unexpected gems. Drink in our warm welcomes with cool wines. Share our sense of adventure on countless mountains. Be rejuvenated by the surprise of a winery at the end of your hike, or by a whisky bar behind an unmarked door. 

Dine in restaurants with five stars, then sleep under a million more. Rejuvenate in a spa amongst botanic gardens. Balloon at dawn and rise above Parliament House. Admire art collections belonging to Australia, then collect bottles and stories from one of 30 wineries within a 30-minute drive. Fall asleep next to pacing lions, or wake up in rooms where Prime Ministers have walked. Unearth creativity not just in the national attractions, but in suburban backyards and dotted around the city.  

Get to know the real Canberra and plan your stay at


Accor’s Australians & Hollywood Package

Save when you stay at participating hotels in Canberra with Accor’s exclusive Australians & Hollywood Package. Your package includes overnight accommodation, breakfast, an exclusive tote bag and tickets to the exhibition. Accor Plus members enjoy an additional 10% discount.

Choose from the following hotels, which are all conveniently located within minutes’ drive to the NFSA:
Mercure Canberra – 7 mins
Novotel Canberra – 3 mins
The Sebel Canberra Civic – 3 mins
Peppers Gallery Canberra – 2 mins
Ibis Styles Canberra Tall Trees – 10 mins
Ibis Styles Canberra – 12 mins
Ibis Styles Canberra Eaglehawk – 21 mins
Ibis Budget – 18 mins

Book your accommodation and exhibition tickets today to secure your exclusive accommodation and exhibition package. 

The hotel reservations team will be in touch prior to your stay to discuss preferred exhibition dates. E-tickets and exclusive exhibition tote bag will be provided upon arrival at hotel.



Our Partners

The Australians & Hollywood exhibition is made possible with the support of Major Partner, Visit Canberra and Supporting Partners, Accor, Australian Film Television and Radio School and the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA).

Image displaying some black and white logos for Accor, AFTRS, NIDA and Canberra

Top image: Detail from costume from ELVIS (Baz Luhrmann, 2022), from the collection of the National Film and Sound Archive.