Searching for items:
Enter key words relating to the images you seek. The search engine is NOT case sensitive.
If you are after a range of images from a specific place or category, try searching the mini collections. A mini-collection is a pre-selected images grouped into specific categories such as Events, Food & Wine, National Attractions, Outdoors, Scenic Canberra, Sport and more.
If you are not using images for tourism-related editorial, you may wish to avoid paying a fee by selecting some of VisitCanberra’s 50 free images. Free images can be identified by entering the term “free” into the search box.
If you are not a registered user of the image library, you will still be able to view VisitCanberra’s 50 free images. Note that these images are not available for download unless you are a registered user.
When you find an item you wish to order, place the item in your basket. You can do this by clicking on the basket image ( ) or by clicking on the image itself and then selecting “Add this item to my basket”.
You can remove any items from your basket by selecting the item and clicking “remove”.
To place your order, click “Proceed to Quotation”. You will need to confirm the details of the project for which you are using the images.
Your order will then be sent to the image library administrator for approval. You will receive an email advising you once your images have been approved.
VisitCanberra endeavours to process all requests within 24 hours, and response times are generally much faster than this. Journalists on deadline may contact VisitCanberra’s image librarian at firstname.lastname@example.org for urgent processing only.
If payment is required, you will be taken to a secure e-commerce payment facility, where you can pay by credit card.
Once you have received confirmation of your order, and have paid (if applicable), log in to the image library and go to your “Orders” page.
Click on the order number and follow the prompts to download your order. Items will be available for download for 28 days.
The Your Orders page also records any orders that you have made but are yet to be approved or paid for (if applicable).
Images are free of charge if:
A lightbox allows you to manage your items before you decide to order.
You can organise your selections into a group (lightbox), which can then be emailed to other people for information, discussion or review.
The recipients will not need a username and password to open the lightbox. When you are satisfied with your selection you can send materials from your lightbox to your basket and proceed with your order.
All image library users must adhere to the Terms and Conditions.
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How to Download a digital Image file
If you are having problems downloading please check with your administrator to see if there are download restrictions in place with your network or ISP before contacting the Help Desk.
Using Zip, a public domain software product that uses non-lossy compression, the images are compressed so that they can be downloaded directly to your desktop in less time.
You will require software to unzip (expand) the images you have downloaded from the site. Using WinZip™ or StuffIt Expander™ you can expand the file back to its original file size. If you don't have WinZip or StuffIt Expander™ you can download the software from the Internet for free.
How to expand a compressed file using StuffIt Expander™:
If you have difficulty downloading files, your Internet connection may be busy. Please try again within  hours from Your Orders page.
For all technical enquiries please contact the Help Desk.