Image and footage requests

Image and footage requests

Members of the media can gain access to images and footage which are in the public domain through the Memorial’s online collection or Flickr page. These images are low-resolution and available to download and use free of charge. 

The Memorial asks that all images and footage are credited to the Australian War Memorial along with the relevant ID number. Please read our conditions of use for full details and take note of copyright status of collection items.

Media requiring high-resolution material can order up to six images and/or 30 seconds of archival footage or audio material per news story. Media will need to search the Memorial’s online collection and identify the collection items they wish to use.

Once a selection is made, media must email media@awm.gov.au with the below information in order for the request to be processed. Orders can take up to 10 working days to process.

Image request information:

  • ID number, including time codes for film/audio material
  • Journalist’s name  
  • Summary of news story
  • Anticipated aired/published date
  • Deadline
  • Media agency.

Media can also visit the Memorial’s Flickr Commons page where selected images are available for use in editorial, news and review. These are also free of charge (conditions of use including water-marking will still apply). 

Media requiring any additional images or footage will need to search the Memorial’s online collection via the website. Once a selection is made, media should send the ID number (and time codes for film/audio material) to media@awm.gov.au so that the order can be processed. There may be fees associated for material additional to the 6 images and/or 30 seconds allowable.

All other groups, organisations, and individuals seeking high resolution images and footage should send their request to esales@awm.gov.au.

Please note: fees and charges apply.