Visitors to the Mediatheque watch material on a view-on-demand screen.
Experience the richness of the moving image at the Australian Mediatheque


An ongoing collaboration between ACMI and NFSA, Australia's premier moving image collections

Australian Mediatheque

12pm - 5pm Daily

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.

Admission to the Mediatheque is free.

  • Access a wealth of Australian and international moving image materials spanning screen culture history.

    You can view:

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

    What's on at the Mediatheque
    See a range of entertaining and innovative works as part of the China Up Close season: Images of China and the Chinese Consulate Collection, including a behind-the-scenes documentary Seeing Quote Out of Context by Zhang Jinghua, shot on location during the making of Yang Fudong’s The Coloured Sky: New Women II.

    Get Your Motors Running – Cars! This package from the National Film and Sound Archive provides an historical insight into the early development of car manufacture and includes stories about our relationship, ingenuity and dependence on cars.

    We frequently update our view-on-demand content.

    Visit us
    The Mediatheque is located on the Entry Level and is open to everyone.

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

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

    • 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

    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.

    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.

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