Collection Reference Rates

Research, handling and transfer fees

Research and handling fees will be applied to all requests for collection research, preview materials (multiple items), lending and copying services.

Credit card details are required prior to NFSA staff commencing work on a client’s job.

The cost of accessing collection material depends on several factors including copyright ownership, what format the material is held in, and how the material is going to be used. NFSA Collection Reference staff will provide an itemised quote once the client has selected collection material.

If the service you require is not published here then please email access [at] nfsa.gov.au.

Collection reference rates: research, handling and transfer fees
Research and handling New rate for publication
Research, Handling and Client On-site Viewing - Commercial / Advertising / Merchandising $110 for first hour, $60 for extra hours
Research, Handling and Client On-site Viewing - Educational / Cultural /  Non-Commercial $60 per hour
Technical services $110 per hour
Failure to acknowledge surcharge Additional 25% on usage or licence fee
Urgent jobs (same day – 48 hours turnaround) Additional 25% on handling and transfer fees
Transfer
Preview footage (timecoded) $30 up to one hour of content
DVD  (digital source, non-timecoded) $60 per title
DVD (tape source, non-timecoded) $360 per program hour
Master footage (digital source, full title) $180 per title
Master footage (tape source, full title) $360 per program hour
Master footage segment compilation (digital or tape source) $360 per hour
Master film soundtrack (analogue source, full title) $360 per title
Master film soundtrack (digital source, full title) $90 per title
Preview audio $30 up to one hour of content
Master audio (digital source, full title) $90 per title
Master audio (analogue source, full title) $180 per program hour
Master audio segment compilation (digital or analogue source) $180 per hour 
Preview still image $15 per image
Master still image (digital source) $30 per image
Master still image (analogue source) $60 per image
Documentation scanning $110 per hour
Film loan $75 per component
Video, audio and document loan $45 per component
NFSA-supplied hard drive 500GB = 150 / 1TB= $200 / 2TB = $300
NFSA-supplied USB sticks up to 16GB = $15 / 32GB= $25 / 64GB = $50
Freight
Postage - Express $15
FTP delivery $12
Courier POA

 

Usage and Licence Fees

Commercial Use

Usage and licence fees: commercial use
Usage and licence fees – commercial use Single medium up to 10 years (30 second minimum) Two media up to 10 years (30 second minimum) Multiple media use up to 10 years (30 second minimum)
Footage - Single Country $30 per second $45 per second $60 per second
Footage  - World $50 per second $65 per second $90 per second
Audio - Single Country and World 50% of footage usage or licence fee 50% of footage usage or licence fee 50% of footage usage or licence fee
Stills - Publishing Single Country $130 per image $180 per image $230 per image
Stills - Publishing World $250 per image $350 per image $450 per image
Whole Program Screening  (NFSA watermarked) $175 per title $275 per title $400 per title
In Perpetuity Additional 50% of usage or licence fee Additional 50% of usage or licence fee Additional 50% of usage or licence fee
Film Australia Collection Access fee - Footage, Audio or Still Image 50% of usage or licence fee 50% of usage or licence fee 50% of usage or licence fee
National collection Access fee - Footage $100 per title $100 per title $100 per title
National collection Access fee - Still Image or Audio $50 per title $50 per title $50 per title

 

Advertising / Merchandising Use

Usage and licence fees: advertising and merchandise use
Usage and Licence Fees – Advertising / Merchandising Use Single Medium up to 10 years (5 second minimum) Two Media up to 10 year (5 second minimum) Multiple media use up to 10 years (5 second minimum)
Footage - Single Country $320 per second $430 per second $540 per second
Footage - World $485 per second $625 per second $765 per second
Audio - Single Country and World 50% of footage usage or licence fee 50% of footage usage or licence fee 50% of footage usage or licence fee
Stills - Single Country $250 per image $350 per image $450 per image
Stills - World $460 per image $585 per image $710 per image
In Perpetuity Additional 50% of usage or licence fee Additional 50% of usage or licence fee Additional 50% of usage or licence fee
Film Australia Collection Access fee - Footage, Audio or Still Image 50% of usage or licence fee 50% of usage or licence fee 50% of usage or licence fee
National Collection Access fee - Footage $200 per title $200 per title $200 per title
National collection Access fee - Still Image or Audio $100 per title $100 per title $100 per title

 

Educational / Cultural / Non-Commercial Use

Usage and licence fees: educational, cultural and non-commercial use
Usage and Licence Fees - Educational / Cultural  / Non-Commercial Use Single Medium up to 10 years (30 second minimum) Two Media up to 10 years (30 second minimum) Multiple Media use up to 10 years (30 second minimum)
Footage - Single Country $15 per second $20 per second $30 per second
Footage - World $30 per second $45 per second $60 per second
Audio - Single Country and World 50% of footage usage or licence fee 50% of footage usage or licence fee 50% of footage usage or licence fee
Stills - Publishing / Exhibition - Single Country $60 per image $90 per image $120 per image
Stills - Publishing / Exhibition World $120 per image $180 per image $240 per image
Stills - Advertising / Merchandising - Single Country $120 per image $180 per image $240 per image
Stills - Advertising / Merchandising - World $240 per image $360 per image $480 per image
Whole Program Screening  (NFSA watermarked) $105 per title $145 per title $195 per title
In Perpetuity Additional 50% of usage or licence fee Additional 50% of usage or licence fee Additional 50% of usage or licence fee
Film Australia Collection Access fee - Footage, Audio or Still Image 50% of usage or licence fee 50% of usage or licence fee 50% of usage or licence fee
National collection Access fee - Footage $50 per title $50 per title $50 per title
National collection Access fee - Still Image or Audio $25 per title $25 per title $25 per title

Screening Loans

Theatrical

Screening loans: theatrical
NFSA Screening Loans – Theatrical Australian Loans International Loans
35mm feature film prints $205 $310
16mm feature film prints $125 $200
35mm short film prints $85 $125
16mm short film prints $85 $125
35mm or 16mm short films package (up to 90 minutes) $205 $310
70mm feature films $410 $620
DCP (Digital Cinema Package) $205 $310

 

  • Note: feature films are 60 minutes or more, short films are 59 minutes or less.

Additional Services

Screening loans: additional services
Screening Loans - Additional Services (All Clients)  
Research and Handling $60 per hour
Additional Screening Additional 50% of loan fee
Film print condition assessment - spot check $60 per 35mm print / $30 per 16mm print
Film print condition assessment - full report $110 per 35mm print / $60 per 16mm print
Urgent job $110 per print
Cancellation charge $110 or 50% of loan fee
Surcharge - failure to acknowledge NFSA $110 or 50% of loan fee

 

  • Collection material must be sent using a trackable/registered service. Additional charges apply for loan extensions, overdue loans and replacement of lost or damaged collection material.