COVID-19 Update

Some of our services are inevitably affected by these unprecedented circumstances.

You can contact the Access team by emailing access [at] for all your NFSA collection access requirements or requests.

Our response time may vary; we will do our best to get back to you within 5-10 working days.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused, and thank you for your patience and understanding. Please let us know if you have any feedback or questions.


Using the Collection

Some items from the NFSA collection can be made available for onsite viewing or listening at any of our access centres. Items may be loaned or copied for off-site access under strict terms and conditions including permission of third party copyright owners or agreement of the NFSA.

The NFSA does not usually hold the copyright for the works in its collection, so clearing the right to use material and seeking permission from the copyright holder will be the responsibility of whomever wishes to use the material. Indigenous material is made available in accordance with our Indigenous Cultural and Intellectual Protocols.

Copying and loan services are prioritised for the media production sectors and for cultural and educational purposes. Personal use requests for collection material lending or copying are assessed on a case-by-case basis and subject to documented proof of direct personal connection to the material, formats available and technical capacity.

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How to access collection items

1. Compile a list of items of interest using search the collection

2. Review your list by clicking 'view my list’

3. Contact NFSA Collection Reference staff about your access request by emailing access [at] Take our client satisfaction survey.