The NFSA is open daily except for Christmas Day (25 December) and New Year's Day (1 January).
Opening hours are from 10.00am to 4.00pm daily. The Australians & Hollywood exhibition is additionally open until 8.00pm on Friday nights, except for Friday 7 April 2023.
The NFSA is also open outside those hours for advertised events.
The Curators Cafe is open at the NFSA from:
Monday to Friday – 8.30am to 3.30pm
Saturday – 10.00am to 3.00pm
Sundays and public holidays – Closed
Plan Your Visit – COVID-19 Information
Check our Events page and our ticketing page, so you know what is on offer on the day you plan to visit.
Book your ticket! All ticketed events require pre-booking and you can book tickets online or at reception. There are plenty of things to see and do at the NFSA that are free and do not require pre-booking. These include general access to the building, the Framed by Fame classic movie posters display, The Marvellous Corricks exhibition in The Front Room, the Life Through the Lens documentary photographic showcase, the Vintage Australia daily program in Arc Cinema and our interactive experience Hive.
Go cashless! To reduce handling of cash, for both staff and visitors, we have moved to a cashless system for all ticketed programs.
Feel confident that we are taking extra measures to ensure your safety:
— Multiple hand-sanitising stations across the building
— Implementing directional signage for crowd control and flow
— Increased building cleaning schedule, with focus on high-touch points
— Increased staff training and rostering
— Visitor Experience staff will be available to assist visitors and monitor the flow of people.
More information: Download our COVID-Safe Plan or our COVID-Safe Plan for school visits.
Ask questions! Please reach out if you have any further questions ahead of your visit. We look forward to welcoming you to the building!
During Your Visit
Help us protect the community by adopting the following safety measures when visiting:
— Please comply with current social distancing guidelines of 1.5 metres in general admission areas and where capped capacities are required
— Wash your hands frequently with soap and water, or use an alcohol-based hand sanitiser
— When coughing and sneezing, cover your mouth and nose with flexed elbow or tissue
— If you are experiencing any flu-like symptoms (including sore throat, runny nose, persistent cough, shortness of breath or fever), please do not visit the NFSA.
Help Us Keep Everyone Safe
For the health and safety of other visitors and our staff, please do not visit the NFSA if you are required to be in quarantine or to self-isolate, including if you:
— Are experiencing any flu-like symptoms
— Have been in close contact with a person who has tested positive for COVID-19 (during the period in which the virus is contagious)
— Are awaiting the results of a test for COVID-19
— Reside with anyone who is awaiting the results of a test for COVID-19
— Have returned from international travel and failed to observe relevant government quarantine requirements.
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