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National Capital Attractions Association

National Film and Sound Archive

OPEN: 9am–5pm weekdays, 10am–5pm weekends and public holidays

ADDRESS: McCoy Cct, Acton

PHONE: 02 6248 2000



Experience Australia’s living archive as you explore the world of film, television and sound.

The National Film and Sound Archive is Australia’s audiovisual archive; collecting, preserving, interpreting and sharing this rich heritage. One of Canberra’s best kept secrets, the National Film and Sound Archive is located close to the Canberra CBD on the edge of the Australian National University.

Enjoy free exhibitions, live presentations and screenings. Relax in the art deco courtyard with refreshments from the licensed cafe Teatro Fellini. Find that unique gift in the shop which specialises in Australian film and sound – they’ll even order you an item if it’s not in stock.

Experience the best of Australian and world cinema in Arc, the state-of-the-art cinema which features sophisticated dual projection equipment, dramatic lighting, soundscapes and dynamic artworks projected on screen. For screening details and other information, see the website. Ticket prices apply for Arc sessions.