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Australian Mediatheque

The Australian Mediatheque
The Australian Mediatheque

This screen culture resource centre provides access to a wealth of audio and video content from the collections of ACMI and the National Film and Sound Archive.

From early footage of the Melbourne Cup and the landmark The Story of the Kelly Gang to award-winning animation and shorts, you can access moving image content for research, learning and entertainment.

You can view:

> On-demand digital films
> Highlights from over 100 years of Australian and international film
> Clips from Australian television
> New media and video artworks
> Student and community-made short films
> Film stills and publicity materials

See facilities and services for information on how to access moving image content.

What's on at the Mediatheque

See titles from the National Film and Sound Archive celebrating 100 years of Film Australia and ACMI's extended interviews for the exhibition Shaun Tan's The Lost Thing: From book to film.

We frequently update our view-on-demand content. Find information on available titles.

Visit us

The Mediatheque is located at the Australian Centre for Moving Image and is open to the general public and researchers.

General visitors > Monday to Sunday, 12 noon - 5pm
Researcher and education bookings > by appointment - call (03) 8663 2255

If you've visited us, tell us what you thought by completing our Mediatheque visitor survey.


Digital View-on-Demand > immediate viewing > free
DVD and VHS > same day viewing > free
16mm, 35mm, audio and all other titles > pre-order required > some fees may apply

Please note: proof of age may be required, as only age-appropriate material is made available to younger users.

Access: The Australian Mediatheque is suitable for visitors with special access requirements.There are several dedicated viewing booths that are fully wheelchair accessible. For more information on how to get to ACMI and transport links, please see our visiting information.

Australia's Premier Moving Image Collections


Australian Centre for the Moving Image
ACMI celebrates the moving image in all its forms, presenting screenings, exhibitions, talks and workshops that let visitors experience the best of film, television and digital culture from around the world. Browse the collection


The National Film and Sound Archive National Film and Sound Archive
The NFSA is the nation's living archive, collecting, preserving and sharing our rich audiovisual heritage. Our national audiovisual collection holds more than 1.9 million works including moving image, sound materials, documents and artefacts. Browse the NFSA Collection.

Content Partners

ABC SBS Foxtel Channel Nine TenChannel 7
Australian Film Institute     Australian Children's Television Foundation     Australian Film Television and Radio School  Film Victoria 

RMIT University       Screen Australia        University of Melbourne / VCA

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