Search the Online Footage Databases
Search our databases to find a specific piece of footage for your next production.
TARA Online does not include records for drama, comedy, children's or education productions, nor station promotions. Records for pre-1984 filmed productions, some camera tapes, and some programs held in the ABC Program Library are also not detailed in TARA Online. Many Australian-sourced news and current affairs records, from the last seven years, are not available online, however this material may be accessible through our researchers.
If you can’t find what you’re looking for our expert research staff can perform a comprehensive search of all online and inhouse databases, so please contact us for further assistance. Fees for research apply
Once you’ve searched and made a selection, contact the Footage/Audio/Stils licensing team to confirm availability, preview and to purchase your item in a range of formats.
TARA Online contains detailed records of ABC produced TV programs, segments and stock footage, plus some material produced by outside sources. It contains records on genres such as news and current affairs, science, music, sport and the arts, and is sourced from 1956 when television was introduced in Australia. Copyright information is not available in TARA Online. Our researchers can advise on availability.
TARA Online Quick Search
Quick Search Tips
- Use + to join words (e.g. war + report)
- Use "Quotes" if searching for a particular phrase (e.g."Russian helicopter")
- Use an Asterisk* to perform a wildcard search (e.g. heli*)
WILD Online contains detailed records of vision and sound produced by the ABC's award winning Natural History Unit. A range of fields including common or scientific species name, age, sex, behaviours, habitat, vegetation and features of special interest and attraction.
WILD Online Quick Search
Quick Search Tips
- Use + to join words (e.g. bird + nest)
- Use "Quotes" if searching for a particular phrase (e.g."Sulphur Crested Cockatoo")
- Use an Asterisk* to perform a wildcard search (e.g. bird*)