Our community means a lot to us here at the NFSA, and we want to thank you for your support.   

Be rewarded for every paid screening, event or exhibition you attend. Have your Club card stamped each time you visit and get your 7th entry free!   

Ask at reception to get your card today. 

The card is redeemable for regular screenings, events and paid exhibitions but excludes premium and third-party events.   

Cinema Bookings  

All events now require pre-booking so we can adhere to capacity restrictions. Please book your ticket in advance to avoid disappointment.  

The following do not require pre-booking: general access to the building, the Vintage Australia daily program in Arc cinema, Starstruck: On Location and our interactive experience Hive.   

To reduce handling of cash, for both staff and visitors, we have moved to a cashless system for all ticketed programs.  

Bookings can be made online or by calling 02 6248 2000. 

Upcoming listings can be found on our Events page and on our ticketing page

Arc cinema ticket pricing:
Adult - $12 
Concession - $10 
Premium event adult - $25 
Premium event concession - $20  
Online and telephone booking fees - $1.50 per ticket


Bookings for exhibitions can be made online, in person or by calling 02 6248 2000. 

Please book your ticket in advance to avoid disappointment.  

Mervyn Bishop: The Exhibition (5 March to 1 August) ticket pricing: 
Adult - $13 
Concession - $10
Uni students - $5 (show student card at Reception)
Under 18s – FREE 
Group booking discount available online for groups of 10+ 
For group bookings over 20, email tickets [at] or call 02 6248 2053
Online and telephone booking fees - $1.50 per ticket


Concession tickets are available for children under 16 years old and visitors who hold a:
— Pensioner / Concession / Healthcare card
— Student ID card
— DVA (Department of Veterans' Affairs) card
— Seniors card  
— Cinema Pioneers card
— Companion card – which entitles the carer to a complimentary ticket and the person with a disability to a concession ticket
Please note: The NFSA is not a member of the International Council Of Museums.

Saturday Morning Cartoon and School Holiday Pricing

For our Saturday Morning Cartoon series (first Saturday of every month) and school holidays screenings, all tickets are $10!

Free tickets available for children under 4 years, but bookings still essential.


You can request a refund in exceptional circumstances by contacting tickets [at]

We will not issue refunds without proof of purchase by the ticket holder, or in cases where the event has passed.  

Where an event is cancelled, we will issue a full refund to all ticket holders.  

We will not refund booking fees, except for an event cancellation by the NFSA.

Where you have purchased a ticket from the NFSA Building in Acton ACT or any other physical outlet, you may requst a refund either in person or by contacting tickets [at]


Please read the complete NFSA Tickets Terms and Conditions.


For ticketing enquiries please contact us: tickets [at] | 02 6248 2000.