COVID-19 Update

The access centres at our NFSA offices in Canberra and Sydney are open (all viewing and access services are by prior appointment only). Our Melbourne office is closed until further notice, as we follow the latest advice from the Victorian State Government and the Australian Public Service Commission.

Our access centres in other capital cities (apart from Brisbane) are also open. All state libraries have COVID-19 updates available on their websites (see below for links). Bookings are essential and please follow all COVID-safe guidelines when visiting access centres. Brisbane Library is open but unable to offer all services at the moment; please see their website for more details.

Please contact our Access team by emailing access [at] for all your NFSA collection access requirements or requests; our response time may vary depending on the content that is requested. We will do our best to get back to you within 5-10 working days.


Access Centres

The NFSA offers facilities for you to access items from the collection in your capital city. Advice and assistance from NFSA collection staff is available to researchers, students and others seeking to use collection items for new productions, exhibitions and research.

For more information email access [at] or see the contact details below.


McCoy Circuit
Acton ACT 2601
Tel: +61 2 6248 2000
Fax: +61 2 6248 2222
Toll Free: 1800 067 274
(within Australia)




Level 5, Building B, 33-35 Saunders St, Pyrmont NSW 2009
(by prior appointment)
Tel: +61 2 8202 0100
Fax: +61 2 8202 0101
Toll Free: 1800 067 274 (within Australia)

Link: Google maps




Level 4, 2 Kavanagh St, Southbank VIC 3006
(currently closed)
Tel: +61 3 8638 1500
Fax: +61 3 8638 1501
Toll free: 1800 067 274 (within Australia)

Link: Google maps





State Library of Queensland

(NFSA Access centre service currenly unavailable)

Cultural Centre, Stanley Place, South Bank
South Brisbane QLD 4101
Tel: +61 7 3840 7810

Link: Google maps





Northern Territory Library
4 Bennett St
Parliament House
Darwin City NT 0800
Tel: +61 8 8999 7177
Toll Free: 1800 019 155
(only available within Australia)

Link: Google maps



State Library of Western Australia
25 Francis St
Perth Cultural Centre
Perth WA 6000
Tel: +61 8 9427 3111
Fax: +61 8 9427 3256

Link: Google maps





State Library of South Australia
Cnr North Terrace and Kintore Ave
Adelaide SA 5000
Tel: +61 8 8207 7231
Fax: +61 8 8207 7247

Link: Google maps





State Library of Tasmania
Level 2, 91 Murray Street
Hobart TAS 7000
Tel: +61 3 6165 5538​
Fax: +61 3 6233 7902

Link: Google maps