• Newscaf 30th anniversary, 2018.

    Newscaf 30th anniversary

    The NFSA celebrates 30 years of our News and Current Affairs Program in 2018.

    Jan Müller is appointed as the new NFSA CEO.

    • Deborra-lee Furness and Hugh Jackman at the NFSA Restores premiere of Shame. MIFF photo: Jim Lee Photo.

    NFSA restores: Shame

    The NFSA restoration of Shame (1988) premieres at the 2017 Melbourne International Film Festival.

    • Graham Kennedy, c1960. Courtesy Nine Network.

    Graham Kennedy: The King

    The King of Television is the subject of our new online exhibition.

    Click ‘Read More’ to see further highlights from 2017 including 10 years of Sounds of Australia and our 100th online curated collection.

    • Mr Percival with Storm Boy (Greg Rowe). NFSA title: 1447284

    Storm Boy turns 40

    Storm Boy, the classic Australian film based on Colin Thiele’s novel, is the subject of our latest online exhibition.

  • The new NFSA website

    The redeveloped nfsa.gov.au offers a mobile, responsive experience to better discover and share our collection.

    • The new NFSA logo, 2016.

    Return of the kookaburra

    The NFSA relaunches its visual identity in November with the return of an old friend.

    Click ‘Read More’ to see further highlights from 2016 including our largest collection item and 60 years of television.

    • The NFSA launches Deadline 2025: Collections at Risk, October 2015.

    Deadline 2025

    NFSA CEO Michael Loebenstein launches the discussion paper Deadline 2025: Collections at Risk.

    • An Australian artillery crew in the Greek port town of Salonika (now Thessaloniki), 1915. NFSA title: 20923

    Anzac Sights and Sounds

    The NFSA and Nga Taonga Sound & Vision launch a joint website to commemorate the Centenary of the First World War.

    Click ‘Read More’ to see further highlights from 2015 including rare swimming footage, the arrival of colour TV and Oral History interviews.

    • Celebrating 30 years of the NFSA, 1984-2014.

    The National Film and Sound Archive celebrates 30 years since Prime Minister, Bob Hawke officially opened the building on 3 October 1984. The NFSA continues to collect, preserve and share Australia’s audiovisual heritage.

  • Binny Lum and The Beatles

    The NFSA releases a previously unheard interview with The Beatles to commemorate the 50th anniversary of their Australian tour.

  • Black Chat: Stiff Gins

    In March, Stiff Gins perform in the NFSA theatrette for the Black Chat program. In 2013, they visit the NFSA to record a unique wax cylinder.

    • 100 Seats: Nights to Remember at the NFSA, March 2014.

    100 Seats: David Bridie

    David Bridie headlines the first 100 Seats event, part of a program of unique and intimate sessions with renowned performers exploring their ideas and art in our new theatrette.

  • Priscilla: 20 Years Young

    The NFSA throws a 20th birthday party for The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert complete with special guests, outdoor screening and online exhibition.

    • Wrong Side of the Road cast and crew reunion at the Sydney Film Festival, June 2013.

    Wrong Side of the Road reunion

    The NFSA’s digital restoration of Wrong Side of the Road (1981) premieres at the 60th Sydney Film Festival with many of the original cast and crew reunited for the event.

  • Centenary of Canberra

    The NFSA’s open-air screening and live music event for the Centenary of Canberra attracts 4000 people to the Senate Rose Gardens at Old Parliament House.

    • Gotye with Fractured Heart at the NFSA, February 2013.


    Gotye comes to the NFSA in February for a full day and evening of public events, including the launch of interactive sculpture Fractured Heart.

    • Rona Green, 'Hud and Mugsy' (2008), linocut, watercolour and ink on paper.

    The Art of Sound

    The Art of Sound inaugural exhibition is held in January at the Grafton Regional Gallery in New South Wales.