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Monday to Sunday, 12 noon–5 pm
Australian Centre for the Moving Image
Federation Square, Melbourne
Tel: (03) 8663 2255
Research bookings by appointment: Monday to Friday
Drop in to explore a wealth of Australian and international screen culture history, spanning film, television, digital culture, recorded sound and video art.
The Australian Mediatheque is a doorway directly into the nation’s audiovisual collections – the richly diverse collection held by the NFSA, and ACMI’s collection which explores the moving image in all its forms. The Australian Mediatheque also showcases work from content partners, including Australia’s television networks, screen culture bodies and film schools.
The NFSA offers its regular expert advice and assistance to researchers and industry practitioners seeking to access the collection for new productions, exhibition, and research. ACMI staff provide guidance to the ACMI collection and technical assistance with all available formats.
These specialised collection access services continue to be available by appointment from Monday to Friday. A special viewing room, designed to meet your needs, is available for auditioning 16mm and 35mm film, analogue video formats, recorded sound and other collection material.
Admission is free. Proof of age may be required, as only age-appropriate material is made available to younger users. The Australian Mediatheque is suitable for visitors with special access requirements. There are several dedicated viewing booths that are fully wheelchair accessible.
Whether you pre-book or just drop in, there’s always something to do in the Australian Mediatheque.
Browse through a wealth of Australian and international screen and sound history with staff support and access services. Choose from our selection of digital on-demand works to our broader DVD and VHS collections and 16mm, 35mm film and sound recordings. Engage, learn and enjoy:
On-site facilities include:
Digital video on-demand > immediate viewing
DVD and VHS > same day viewing
16mm, 35mm, audio and all other titles > pre-order required
The full range of NFSA collection access services can be arranged through NFSA staff at the Australian Mediatheque.