Film Australia Collection of Stills

Stills Showcases

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Commonwealth cinematographer Bert Ive in studio holding a lens component next to a Debrie camera. Bert Ive Bert Ive, Cinema & Photographic Branch 1913 – 1939
Cinematographer Wade Fairley films a recreation scene of Mawson and Mertz' 1912 Antarctic expedition. Mawson - Life and Death in Antarctica The Douglas Mawson Antarctic Expedition of 1912 is one of the most amazing feats of endurance of all time.

The Film Australia Collection (FAC) is one of the largest and most historically significant sources of archival, documentary and stock footage in the country, representing over 100 years of documentary filmmaking on behalf of the Australian Government.

In addition to film, video and sound recordings, there are more than 100,000 still images in the FAC and it continues to expand.

This vast collection of negatives, prints, transparencies and digital files is regularly being updated with new material.


The copyright of this audio-visual material is held by the National Film and Sound Archive.

The material is licensed to a wide range of users, local and international, for publications, exhibitions, websites and film and television productions.

Contact the NFSA Access team using the Access Enquiry form.

The FAC staff will email reference pictures and supply high-quality images to your specifications and format required. Charges vary depending on the use. Refer to rate card for details.


If you cannot find what you are looking for online, please submit an Access Enquiry form.