Audio Collections

ABC Radio

ABC Radio

The ABC's extensive audio collection of events, interviews and speeches by major figures from around the world can help create the perfect "soundscape" for any production.

From key world events and mainstream issues of the day to local happenings and obscure quotes, the ABC Radio Collection is a goldmine of original audio material. Whether politician, celebrity or man on the street, if someone has said something worth saying... chances are the ABC Radio Collection has it on tap.

All the major sporting events are represented, including 1956 Olympic commentary, Wimbledon, Test Cricket, State of Origin, Australian Rules and The Melbourne Cup.

The collection assembles cultural events as diverse as the official opening of the Sydney Opera House and traditional indigenous ceremonies, Sir Hudson Fysh on the birth of Qantas and Brian Eno on technology, politicians of the stature of Nelson Mandela, Xanana Gusmao, Indira Gandhi and Sir Robert Menzies.

Pictures only tell part of the story. For the full experience, tune into the ABC Radio Collection to hear it for yourself.

For Audio rates, go to the Audio Rate Card

The Audio below is from ANZAC Voices, comprising interviews and broadcast-talks drawn from the ABC Sound Archives, recorded between 1953 and 1990. They are compelling and sometimes deeply emotional accounts from ANZAC veterans. This piece is from Frank Parker.

Sound Effects

ABC Audio

The ABC Sound Effects Collection also houses sounds from the modern world - the industrial beat of the city, the reassuringly consistent rhythm of machines and the familiar drone of planes, trains and automobiles that form the soundtrack to the 20th century.

An immeasurable resource for producers, the ABC Sound Effects Collection will add atmosphere and depth to enrich any production.

For Sound Effects licence fees, go to Sound Effects Rate Card.

The audio below is of the iconic Australian Kookaburra

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