Gotye, Renee Geyer and Gaywaves

Ten sound recordings with cultural, historical and aesthetic significance have been added to Sounds of Australia for 2021. 

This year's inductees include the National Apology to the Stolen Generations, the most successful Australian song of the 2010s, a beloved 1980s film soundtrack and a pioneering LGBTQI+ radio program.

Established in 2007, the Sounds of Australia is the NFSA’s selection of sound recordings which inform or reflect life in Australia. Each year, the Australian public nominates new sounds to be added with final selections determined by a panel of industry experts.

There are now more than 160 sounds in the complete Sounds of Australia list.

WARNING: this collection may contain names, images or voices of deceased Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.