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Donate to the NFSA

Your contribution makes a difference

Support us to grow, preserve and share our collection of more than 100 years of film, sound, broadcast and games – priceless treasures that belong to all Australians. 

By making a financial contribution, or offering an item to the collection, you will help us tell the national story through the rich medium of audiovisual content.

Make a financial contribution

Donate an item to the collection


Support us financially

Films, tapes, recordings, photographs and costumes all deteriorate over time and need constant care. It's a costly, specialised and ongoing job. But it's work we love. You can make a difference and help us protect and share more of these priceless treasures. Donations over $2 are tax deductible.

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Remembering the NFSA in your will helps the collection live on for future generations. Make the NFSA part of your legacy.

Read about bequests


Deadline 2025 campaign

Your donation will help save at-risk collections by digitising more of our film, television, radio and sound heritage.

2025 campaign


NFSA Restores campaign

We're always working to preserve Australia's audiovisual collection but we can do so much more with your help.

Restores campaign


Friends of the NFSA

Join the Friends of the NFSA and support their fundraising and promotional efforts. We can never have enough friends!

Become a friend


Support us to grow the collection

Thank you for considering the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (NFSA) collection for your items.

To start the offer process, you will be taken to a form where you can provide all the information we need and tell us about the items you are offering to the collection. Before completing your offer form, we recommend you check the NFSA's national catalogue in case the item/s you are offering are already held.

More info on collection offers


What we collect

The NFSA collection holds more than 4 million works, including films, television and radio programs, games, podcasts, social media, audio tapes, records, compact discs, phonograph cylinders and wire recordings. It also encompasses documents and artefacts such as photographs, posters, lobby cards, publicity items, scripts, costumes, props, memorabilia, oral histories, and equipment. 

More on what we collect


NFSA's most wanted

Our curators are continually searching for key works that are needed for the NFSA collection.

View the most wanted list