What are the sounds of Australia that move you? That speak to our culture, our history and our diversity? What do you think deserves to be preserved for future generations to enjoy?
Each year, a panel of industry experts chooses 10 sounds from all the public nominations to be inducted into the NFSA's Sounds of Australia.
They can be popular songs, advertising jingles, famous speeches, radio broadcasts or any other sound recordings – as long as they’re Australian and more than 10 years old.
Nominations for 2023 are now closed. The 10 recordings that will be added to the registry this year will be announced in November.
The nominated sounds are assessed by a panel of experts from the recorded sound industry. The panel will recommend nominated recordings to the Chair of the panel for inclusion in the Sounds of Australia. The panel may also recommend nominations to be held over for consideration the following year.
To be eligible for inclusion, sounds must meet the following selection criteria:
You may submit up to three nominations per year.
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