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Stories that transport you, ideas that transform you at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI).Immerse yourself in the world of film, television and digital culture at ACMI's permanent free exhibit, Screen Worlds. As the home of Melbourne's best and most popular film festivals, great Australian and international cinema and regular screenings for seniors, kids and lovers of cult classics, ACMI presents an unparalleled annual calendar. Venture into the world's largest screen gallery to discover inspirational exhibitions all year round, watch quality films in state-of-the-art cinemas or take part in lively discussions with television and film personalities at one of the many screen culture events. Visit the ACMI Shop, the ultimate store for film buffs or relax in ACMI Cafe & Bar overlooking Federation Square.
To visit Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) catch the train to Flinders Street Station or any tram that travels along Swanston Street or Flinders Street.
Opening hours also vary for the Australian Mediatheque. ACMI is closed on Christmas Day and open from 1PM on ANZAC Day.
For access to ACMI, there are two accessible car spaces on each level of the Fed Square car park.Street parking for people with appropriate permits is located at the corner of Degraves Street and Flinders Street, on Flinders Lane between Elizabeth Street and Exhibition Street and outside the Arts Centre. There are two entry points to ACMI for visitors who require wheelchair access. The main entrance is from the Fed Square plaza. There is also an accessibility entrance located at the Flinders Street facade where a lift can take visitors up to the Entry Level.The central lift provides disabled access to the Cinemas Level. Cinema one has an internal lift that takes visitors to the back row of the auditorium where two reserved wheelchair spaces are available. Cinema two has four wheelchair spaces available at the rear.The lift opposite the Australian Mediatheque provides disabled access down to the Galleries Level.Gallery one is accessed via a lift located near the entrance stairs. Wheelchairs are available for use within ACMI. Present your identification at the Tickets & Information Desk on the Entry Level to borrow a wheelchair free of charge. Wheelchair access is available in all of our gallery spaces, cinemas and studios. Assistive listening devices are available for use in the ACMI cinemas and Studio 1. The devices use standard headphones or can connect with your hearing aid via a neck loop. Present your identification at the Tickets & Information Desk on the Entry Level to borrow a device free of charge. Guide Dogs and other registered assistance dogs are welcome at ACMI. Male and female amenities with wheelchair access are available to the right of the escalators on the Entry Level, on the Galleries Level next to the Schools’ Entrance area and inside Gallery 1. Companion Card holders can obtain free access to ACMI programs. We accept Companion Cards registered in Victoria and interstate. Visually impaired warning markers are located on the floor before each step to provide a clear signal of a change of level. Travellers Aid provides equipment hire, including manual wheelchairs and motorised scooters, from its Service Centre adjacent to Federation Square at Flinders Street Station.To hire equipment, visit the Travellers Aid Service Centre at Flinders Street Station. Equipment that is pre-booked (at least 24 hours in advance) can be delivered for collection at the Federation Square car park.