The NFSA is Always Open Online
The NFSA is Always Open Online
We are committed to helping you discover all that we have to offer online.
Our website contains thousands of clips from our collection (from film, television, radio, music, oral history interviews and more) as well as still images, photos and scans of costumes, props, documents and memorabilia.
Audiences around the world watched 8,254,980 minutes of footage on our channels between 1 March and 15 May 2020. That's the equivalent of 15 years of non-stop binge-watching!
We regularly add new content to the website, while also sharing content daily via our social media channels. Find us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, SoundCloud and YouTube; social posts will help highlight key items from the collection along with unique and behind-the-scenes content.
So, stay safe, get comfortable and enjoy delving into all we have to offer online from the comfort of your own home.
If you like what you see, please share it using #NFSAOpenOnline
Discover Your Next Favourite Thing
For example, did you know we have content for:
Amateur historians – explore content on True Crime, Australian True Crime Mysteries, Anzac Day, Australian Broadcast Technology, the Missing Prime Minister, the Last Man Hanged, the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney Stories with Warren Fahey, our National Treasures and an Australian History Timeline from the pre-1770s to the 2000s
Hundreds of Hours of Film and Sound
Music fans – we have online exhibitions about Kylie Minogue, Johnny O'Keefe, John Farnham, Jimmy Barnes and Cold Chisel, and Archie Roach. Be inspired by the Black and Deadly Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women of Music. Explore the history of Australian recorded sound, from the 19th to the 21st centuries, with the Sounds of Australia or take a journey through memorable Australian Film Music
Film buffs and cinephiles – we have you covered, with online exhibitions and collections about Muriel's Wedding, Picnic at Hanging Rock, The Man from Snowy River, Crocodile Dundee, Mad Max, Mad Max 2, Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome and Fury Road, Storm Boy, Strictly Ballroom, Annette Kellerman, the McDonagh Sisters, Heath Ledger, Aussie films at the Oscars, Horror Films, Animated Short Films, Vintage Cinemas and much, much more
Fans of TV, radio and new media – discover TV icons like Young Talent Time, Prisoner, Graham Kennedy, Homicide, Jeanne Little, Mike Walsh, Dame Edna Everage and Simon Townsend's Wonder World! or dip into News and Current Affairs, Vintage Ads, the comic antics of Martin/Molloy, Web Series, Retro Gaming, Vintage Radio Dramas and Thriller Serials, or Diverse Radio
Anyone interested in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures – see the work of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander filmmakers and artists or learn about Eddie Mabo, David Gulpilil, Ruby Hunter, Djungguwan Ceremony and more
For anyone who doesn't like to be labelled – you can find collections on topics as diverse as Vintage Sound Equipment, Festival Posters, the Royal Family in Australia, Creativity in the Time of COVID, Early Hollywood Movie Portraits, Ozploitation Films, Circuses and Clowns, the Beach, BBQs, Spirit Slides, Hawaiian Music, Feminist Films, Kids' Parties, Record Sleeves, Polish Film Posters, Wax Cylinders, Home Movies, Newsreels...
…and lots, lots more.