Using the collection
There are many ways to access the NFSA collection. The pages below provide essential information about our access services.
Access Services – Essential Information
All the essential information you will need about accessing our collection, and what to expect as a client.
Search the NFSA catalogue
Use the catalogue to identify relevant collection items and submit an Access request.
Submit an Access Enquiry
Use the enquiry form for general questions about accessing the NFSA collection.
Access Fees and Conditions of Use
The fees and conditions of use that apply to NFSA access services.
Collection Ownership and Copyright
How physical and intellectual ownership of the NFSA collection may affect your access request.
Film Australia Collection
Including over 3,000 Commonwealth documentary titles spanning 100 years.
Zero Fee Licence
Supporting Australian independent documentary makers with zero licence fees for up to three minutes of selected footage.
Supporting eligible Australian students and emerging artists and filmmakers.
Black Screen connects culture, stories and language with community through screen.
Theatrical Screening Loans
Film festivals, cinemas and other eligible organisations can borrow films from the NFSA for screenings.
Non-theatrical screening loans
Loans of pre-licensed films for non-theatrical and educational screenings.
The NFSA may loan original audiovisual components for external reproduction work.
Our access centres enable you to view or listen to items from the NFSA collection in your capital city.