Issue Details: First known date: 1956... 1956 Seven Network (7) film and tape archives
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AbstractHistoryArchive Description

Type of Media


Access for Researchers

Limited (see Comments)

Content Summary

  • Film (programs and unedited footage) from most stations in the network is centralised in Melbourne, from the start of the network in 1956. Video tape in various formats (programs, camera tapes of some news and sports events, news compile tapes, etc.) is held in both Sydney and Melbourne, 1956-present
  • Other 7 Network stations (Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth and Maroochydore) have smaller collections of local tape material.


Direct access to outside researchers is rarely given - requests must go to senior archives personnel. However external footage sales and research can be arranged through Lisa Savage ( The Network also has an external sales facility through Focal International (

The Seven Network is in the process of digitising samples of its programs from the past and providing copies to the National Film and Sound Archive, where the material can be publicly accessed. The network also participates in the NFSA’s News and Current Affairs project, whereby specified weeks of news are provided to it, material which can be found in the NFSA catalogue.


Network Seven, television, film, video tape, news, sports

Contact Name

Seven Network Archives


PO Box 777, Sydney, NSW 2009

Phone and Fax

Ph +61 (02) 8777 7777


Website Link 1

Website Link 2

Affiliation Notes

  • This record is included in AustLit because it forms part of the Media Archives Project. AustLit does not comprehensively cover Australian Archives.

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