A unique institution at the heart of Melbourne's iconic meeting place, Federation Square, ACMI (Australian Centre for the Moving Image) celebrates, explores and promotes the moving image in all its forms - film, television and digital culture.
Through award-winning Australian and international exhibitions, films, festivals, live events, creative workshops, education programs and resources, ACMI provides unsurpassed ways to engage with the moving image.
As a major cultural, tourism and learning attraction, ACMI is an integral element in Melbourne's position as one of the world's truly creative cities.
While ACMI redevelop their Federation Square home, they have taken up residence in temporary locations around Melbourne - full details here.
ACMI is a world first, state-of-the-art facility for the exhibition, promotion and preservation of Victorian, Australian and international screen content. It is about the moving image in all its forms - film, television, games, video and digital media. ACMI features:
The world's largest screen gallery - over 1500 square metres
Two multi-format cinemas
Hands-on interactive, education and production zones
Victoria's largest collection of moving image material - including 16mm and 35mm film prints, publicity photographs, film posters and unique objects.
getting to the gallery
Public car parking is available at Federation Square and in Flinders Lane. The Federation Square car park is accessible via the main entrance on Russell Street, or via the service road on Batman Avenue.
By train and bus
You can catch buses, trams or trains to Federation Square. Timetable information is available from Public Transport Victoria by calling 1800 800 007 or on the PTV website.
Tram numbers 70, 75 and the City Circle tram stop on Flinders Street outside Federation Square. Tram numbers 1, 3, 5, 6, 8, 16, 22, 64, 67, 72 stop outside Flinders Street Station.
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 entrance, via ramp, from Flinders St. There is also an accessibility entrance located at the Flinders Street facade where a lift can take visitors up to the Entry Level.
Details regarding parking, lift access, companion and carer support, visually impaired warning markers, assisted listening devices, infant facilities and bathrooms can be found on the ACMI website.
cafe & gallery shop
ACMI Café & Bar
Phone number: (03) 8663 2277
ACMI's Cafe & Bar offers a vibrant place to eat and meet in the heart of Melbourne at Fed Square. With dining options available from mid-morning until late at night, our Cafe & Bar is the ideal place to meet for a quick lunch, a post-movie debriefing or after-work drinks.
Cafe opening hours: Mon to Fri: 8.30am - late
Saturday: 9.30am - late
Sunday: 10am – late
Melbourne's favourite shop dedicated to all things moving image.
Phone number: (03) 8663 2227
ACMI Shop online