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Frequently Asked Questions

What is ACMI?

ACMI is the Australian Centre for the Moving Image, a world first, state-of-the-art facility for the exhibition, promotion and preservation of Victorian, Australian and international screen content.

It is about the moving image in all its forms - film, television, games, video and digital media. ACMI features:
  • The world's largest screen gallery - over 1500 square metres
  • Two multi-format cinemas
  • Hands-on interactive, education and production zones
  • Victoria's largest collection of moving image material - including 16mm and 35mm film prints, publicity photographs, film posters and unique objects
Where is ACMI?

ACMI is located at Federation Square, Melbourne in a four storey purpose built venue. For more information, including maps and directions, go to visit.

How much does it cost?

Entry to the ACMI building is free. Admission prices to cinema programs and other events are listed with the event details in our calendar.

When can I go?

ACMI is open daily 10am to 5pm. The cinemas and Optic Kitchen + Bar are open later. For specific screening times use our calendar search.

Where do I get tickets?

The ACMI Tickets & Information Desk is located on plaza level (Federation Square). Here you can purchase tickets for events, exhibitions, and screenings. Alternatively you can purchase tickets to film screenings online.

Do I need to book?

Tickets are available from the box office up until the session begins. However, on occasion events and screenings have sold out, so if you really don't want to miss out, it is advisable to buy tickets in advance. 

How can I get a job with ACMI?

Employment opportunities at ACMI are advertised in the employment section of this site, so check back regularly for positions as they become available.

How can I get involved with ACMI?

Apart from experiencing the diverse range of events and programs ACMI presents, there is a number of other ways you can get involved with ACMI. Subscribe to the ACMI newsletter, become an ACMI Member, volunteer to work at the Centre, apply for a job, or provide sponsorship support.

Where do I find out about current ACMI tenders?

Go to for details of tenders and the tender process.

What access is available to visitors with disabilities?

There is wheelchair access into and within our facilities. For more information go to access.

What services are available to assist the hearing impaired?

If you experience difficulty hearing, assistive listening devices are available for use in the ACMI cinemas. The devices use your standard headphones or can connect with your hearing aid via a neck loop. Present your identification at the Tickets & Information Desk on the Entry Level to borrow a device, free of charge.

I lost something while I was ACMI. Do you have a lost and found?

Please ask at our information desk or call (03) 8663 2200. We hold onto found items for two weeks before sending to charity.

Can I have a function at ACMI? How much would it cost?

There are many unique spaces available for hire at ACMI. A private film screening, corporate presentation or even a wedding reception, our event coordinators can advise and quote for a variety of events.

For more information go to functions

I want to bring a school group to ACMI. How do I go about it?

Please email and our staff will help you organise a fun and informative time for your students.

If your question is not answered here, please check the site map - the answer may be covered in another area of the site. Alternatively, you can use our enquiry form or contact Customer Service on (03) 8663 2200.
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