Film and television
The Australian Broadcasting Corporation's function is to provide radio and television services within Australia and overseas and to promote Australia's musical, dramatic and other performing arts. Established on 1 July 1983 by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation Act 1983, the Corporation had previously operated as the Australian Broadcasting Commission since 1 July 1932.
Australia Network is the Australian Broadcasting Corporation's television service to the Asia Pacific region, presenting information, knowledge and entertainment and providing an Australian perspective on the Asia Pacific.
The Australian Children's Television Foundation is a national non-profit organisation created to encourage development, production and dissemination of high-quality television programs, films and other audiovisual media for children and to promote these programs in the community. The ACTF is funded by the Commonwealth Government, and the governments of each State and Territory in Australia.
Australian Screen brings together material from the vast collections of the National Film and Sound Archive, the National Archives of Australia, the ABC, SBS, and AIATSIS in a unique collaboration. It represents over 1,300 Australian feature films, documentaries, television programs, newsreels, advertisements, short films, animations and home-movies produced over the last 100 years, with clips and curators’ notes.
This site contains information about the operations of the National Classification Scheme in Australia. The Classification Board classifies films, videos, computer games and some publications for the Australian community. The Classification Review Board reviews classification decisions made by the Classification Board. This site contains information on classification decisions, latest news, and how to apply for classification.
Get the Picture is a comprehensive data reference publication on the Australian film, video, television and interactive digital media industries.
The National Film and Sound Archive is the national audiovisual archive, playing a key role in documenting and interpreting the Australian experience and actively contributing to the development of Australia's audiovisual industry. They collect, store, preserve and make available screen and sound material relevant to Australia's culture.
Special Broadcasting Service (SBS) is the voice and vision of multicultural Australia. The principal function of SBS is to provide multilingual and multicultural radio and television services that inform, educate and entertain all Australians, and, in doing so, reflect Australia's multicultural society.
Screen Australia provides support to Australian film, television, documentary and digital media makers. It is also focussed on ensuring a strong Australian voice across film, television, documentary and children's programs. Screen Australia commenced operation on 1 July 2008, bringing together the functions of the Film Finance Corporation Australia (FFC) and Film Australia Limited, as well as most of the functions of the Australian Film Commission (AFC).