Audio Visual Loans Counter

The AV Loans Counter has a wide range AV and Media related equipment available to staff, and all enrolled students at SCA, for teaching, learning, coursework & research. AV equipment includes vintage & modern analogue & digital cameras, stills cameras, video cameras, 4K cameras, DSLRs, audio equipment and much more.

For your own safety and that of our gear, access to certain equipment may require the completion of an induction workshop demonstrating its appropriate use either through your regular classes or by appointment with a qualified staff member.

AV Counter

Getting Started

Borrowing for the first time?
Come down to the AV Store and we can help you through the process.

  1. Pay your $200 deposit + $20 admin fee by card here.
  2. Email a copy of your receipt to
  3. Present your Student ID at the AV Store counter
  4. Start borrowing!

Prior to borrowing equipment all students are required to make a $200 deposit and pay a $20 administration levy.*

IMPORTANT: Please remember to retain a copy of your deposit receipt, it’s your ticket to your refund after you have finished borrowing.

Equipment Reservations

To avoid disappointment, we strongly encourage you to reserve equipment ahead of time. While some gear is readily available, the equipment critical to your project may be in high-demand at certain times during semester.

Please feel free to contact us by phone or in-person to make a reservation.

Alternatively, once you’ve been setup for borrowing and we’ve sighted your Student ID you can opt-in to our self-service reservation portal at:

Equipment List

Our equipment list is always evolving. You can view our last inventory list here.

Gear List 2017 (PDF)

OR if you are registered for self-service you can see a live-view of all our available equipment.

Borrowing Periods

Ordinarily you can loan equipment from us for up to 1 week in duration but we are happy to discuss longer bookings on a case-by-case basis.

Should you require an extension on an existing loan please contact us to see what we can arrange for you.
Failing to extend your loan or letting equipment become overdue may cause severe inconvenience to your fellow peers and result in restrictions being placed on your borrowing privileges.

Terms and conditions

Equipment loaned from the AV Store is the responsibility of the borrower once it has left the AV Store. Any costs related to loss, damage or theft are to be covered by the user under whose name the booking was made.

For more information on the university’s policy regarding costs associated with loss, damage or theft please ask one of our staff members.

While we strive to honour all bookings, occasionally we may not be able to facilitate an existing reservation due to unforeseen breakages, maintenance or late returns. If you have a big project coming-up please feel free to contact us before picking-up your gear to ensure it is ready for you.

Please understand that loans with the AV Store are subject to recalls particularly during busy periods or on extended and long-term loans.

Generally, there is no borrowing for undergraduate students during semester break or the end of year holiday period unless previously organised with one of your lecturers. This is to ensure equipment is made available to post-grad students undertaking coursework or research projects.

Deposit refunds

We’ll miss you- but if you’re done borrowing, have graduated or are wrapping-up an elective you can request that your deposit be refunded.

Simply logon to our refunds form and fill out your details

In aiding our finance officers, students are asked to keep their bank details up to date inSydney Student.

*Please note: refund processing can take up to 5 weeks.