Library Sales - Footage Audio Stills supplies the ABC's media collection to commercial operations and professional bodies only, including program makers, advertising agencies and broadcasters.
For copies of complete programs or segments from programs contact Library Sales - Programs
Email your request here or click here for our contact details.
There are many factors that affect licence fees, such as the medium licensed, licence period and territory licensed for. See our online ABC rate card.
As well as the licence fee, there are charges for research, transfers and stock.
Yes - a preview of requested footage can be arranged on our online preview site . A service/research charge applies.
We can supply material in most formats. Our most requested and accessible formats are PAL Digital Betacam and PAL Betacam SX
Not all items are cleared. Contact our staff for help with clearances or with other similar footage that is cleared but may not be available on the database. TARA Online does not contain copyright information. The availability of any item must be checked by our research team prior to supply. Some programs or segments will contain footage from multiple copyright owners.
TARA Online does not include records for drama, comedy, children's or education productions, nor station promotions. Some records for pre 1984 filmed items, programs and segments that have been purchased by the ABC, and some programs held in the ABC Program Library are also not detailed in TARA Online. State based news items that are less than 7 years old and any crime related out takes are not available on TARA Online.
ABC Natural History stock vision is not available on TARA ONLINE. WILD Online is the ABC's Natural History database and contains sound and vision records.
Click on the link of the Summary display to see the whole of the entry.
The shotlist shows a shot-by-shot description.
BCU -Big close up
CU -Close up
MS -Medium shot
MCU -Medium close up
MLS -Medium long shot
LS -Long shot
WS -Wide shot
VS -Various shots
"FF" stands for file footage and indicates that the shot is not ABC copyright. You can contact us for more information.
"LibFF" indicates that the shot is file footage taken from a previous ABC item."