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Australian Mediatheque

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About the Mediatheque

ACMI and the National Film and Sound Archive join forces to present a huge collection of accessible audio and video content.

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.

The space contains 12 viewing booths. Each booth is fitted with up to four headsets, so you can choose to watch alone or with friends.

You can view a huge range of national and international content, including:

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

Location

The Mediatheque is located next to the ACMI Shop on the Federation Square Level of ACMI and is open to everyone.

  • General visitors » Monday to Sunday, 12pm-5pm
  • Researcher and education bookings by appointment

NB. Proof of age may be required, as only age-appropriate material is made available to younger users.

Admission

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

Accessibility

The Mediatheque is wheelchair-accessible and some of the material is closed-captioned. For further accessibility information about ACMI please see our visiting information, or contact the Mediatheque.

Enquiries

Australian Mediatheque

+613 8663 2255

Collections & research

Collections & research

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Collection highlights

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Aspects in fashion

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Livin' in the 70s: Australian Youth, Music and Culture

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The stardom and celebrity of David Bowie

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Modern Warfare: Today's Diggers

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Steam Trains and Holidays: The Home Movies of Fred Daley

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Chasing Waves - Salt, Sea and Surf

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