Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update 

Dear visitors,

As a precautionary measure during the Covid-19 pandemic we have made the decision to cancel our education programs, on-site screenings, exhibitions and special events until further notice.

Our building will not be open to the public during this period. The NFSA is taking this decision to help safeguard the health and safety of visitors and staff, as well as the broader community.

We will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation daily and publish relevant updates about our activities on our website and social media.

You will also find hundreds of hours of content from our collection online, so you can continue to explore Australia’s audiovisual history during this time.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused. If you have purchased tickets to any of our upcoming events, you will receive a refund.

We urge everyone to keep safe and informed by visiting the Department of Health website's Coronavirus (COVID-19) health alert

Please contact us at enquiries [at] if you have any questions.


Opening hours (after the NFSA reopens)

The NFSA is open from 10.00am – 4.00pm daily (except Christmas Day and New Year’s Day) and outside those hours for advertised events.

Our cafe Biginelli Espresso is open at the NFSA from 8.30am – 3.00pm on weekdays and for selected events. 


Our community means a lot to us, and we want to thank you for visiting and enjoying our programs.

Be rewarded for every ticketed screening, event or exhibition at the NFSA every time you visit. Your seventh visit is free.

Ask at reception to get your Club NFSA card today. Excludes premium and third party events.

What's On

Come to watch a film at Arc cinema; take a self-guided architecture tour of our Art Deco building; or just relax in the courtyard with coffee, cakes and snacks from Biginelli's Espresso.

Explore the Life Through the Lens display, sample our daily screening programs of Vintage Australia featurettes and newsreels and Black Screen short films by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander filmmakers. Our program changes regularly; check our Events page for updates.

Please note: Our South Gallery exhibition space is currently closed while we prepare the installation of our next exhibition.

We are also carrying out vital conservation work on the heritage sandstone façade of the NFSA building. We apologise for any inconvenience caused by the presence of scaffolding, building noise or temporary traffic diversion or road closures when visiting the NFSA. See our page on The Building for updates and more information.