Funniest Home Videos FAQs

We get lots of questions from our viewers about all aspects of the show. Here are some of our most frequently asked ones:

Where can I find a copy of your Terms and Conditions? Click on this Terms and Conditions form link to read or save a copy!

Where can I find and download the submission form and Terms and Conditions for SkyDrive?
You can download the form here, but please make sure you have read the instructional page where you will also find the form.

What is the correct email address to send SkyDrive links?
The correct address is "australiasfunniesthomevideos@hotmail.com"

What is the maximum file size for SkyDrive videos?
100MB is the maximum file size you can upload to SkyDrive. However you can upload as many files as you like up to your free storage limit of 25GB, and share them in a folder if you like.

Am I able to upload a clip or send my clip via email?
Yes! You can now upload clips to Windows Live SkyDrive using a Hotmail account and then send us the link in an

We get lots of questions from our viewers about all aspects of the show. Here are some of our most frequently asked ones:

Where can I find and download the submission form and Terms and Conditions for SkyDrive?
You can download the form here, but please make sure you have read the instructional page where you will also find the form.

What is the correct email address to send SkyDrive links?
The correct address is "australiasfunniesthomevideos@hotmail.com"

What is the maximum file size for SkyDrive videos?
100MB is the maximum file size you can upload to SkyDrive. However you can upload as many files as you like up to your free storage limit of 25GB, and share them in a folder if you like.

Am I able to upload a clip or send my clip via email?
Yes! You can now upload clips to Windows Live SkyDrive using a Hotmail account and then send us the link in an email. Please read over the instructions thoroughly on our SkyDrive video submission information page where you will also find a link to our handy instructional video.

Please don't just send any email. Attachments larger than 10MB will not go through our mail server. Please make sure you use the above feature and follow all the instructions closely.

What is required of me if I want to send in a funny video by mail?
We are able to accept clips in VHS, MiniDV, DVD video, DVD-ROM and CD-ROM formats. If you are sending a video on DVD-ROM or CD-ROM, it must be in AVI format and saved in full resolution (720 by 576 at 25 frames per second) for broadcasting purposes. Please ensure your computer editing program's project settings are PAL (625/50) upper field first and not NTSC (525/60).

What is required of me if I want to upload a funny video to SkyDrive?
If you are uploading videos to SkyDrive and sending the link, AVI format is still the most desirable. We will strive to work with any format we receive but if our production process can't accommodate it you may have to try sending your clip in the mail.

Can I send my entry in on a USB?
If you are mailing your entry, we need you to send us your entry on either a CD, DVD, VHS or MiniDV. We cannot accept USB entries, memory cards, or entries on Hi-8 tapes.

You can also use the Windows Live SkyDrive feature to upload videos. Read more about submitting entries via SkyDrive

What do I need to include with my entry?
If you have used SkyDrive to upload your clip and send us the link, make sure you have filled out the form on our website and accepted the terms and conditions.

If you mail your video make sure to include your full name, address and telephone number. If you think that your clip needs a bit of explaining, feel free to include a little story to help us find the funny part! If you would like your entry to be returned please include $5 (cash, cheque or money order). Please mail your clip to Locked Bag 9999, Crows Nest, NSW 2065.

What if I'm having trouble transferring my entry to a CD and/or viewing it?
Try the following things:

  • Try your CD or DVD in a standard DVD player to see if it works.
  • Make sure you finalise your session when burning a clip onto CD or DVD.
  • Check what the file format is. To do this find the file on your computer, right click on the clip icon, scroll down and click on properties in the drop down menu, look for "type of file".
  • Have your CD or DVD clip converted onto a VHS tape.
  • If you've tried all this and you're still having problems, we recommend visiting your local camera or photo shop where the staff can be very helpful when it comes to difficult technical things!

Isn't it just easier if I send in the original?
We don't ever recommend sending us your original tape. While we are very careful to return all tapes sent to us with return postage included, they are not returned via registered mail and unfortunately things do at times go missing in the post. We don't want you to lose any of your precious memories, so where possible please send us a copy of your original.

If you upload your video and send us the link using SkyDrive please keep a backup as well. If we cannot work with your file type, codec or format we may ask you to send it again in the mail.

How long does it take for my clip to be screened?
Due to the large volume of entries we receive each week, please allow us six to eight weeks to view your clip. You will be contacted if your clip is successful.

Will I be notified if my clip is going to be played?
Your clip has to make it through a screening process, after which legal documents will be sent to you to be signed before your clip can be shown on television. So rest assured, you will definitely know when to be watching to see your clip.

I want to be in your studio audience. How can I book tickets?
If you want to be in our audience you just need to call (02) 9958 9999. Seats are free and we would love to have you! Please note that there is a strict age restriction of 10 years and above for children attending the show recordings.

Where is the show recorded?
The show is recorded at the Nine Network's TCN9 Studios, 24 Artarmon Road, Willoughby, NSW 2068.

Can I get a copy of a show, or of a clip I thought was really funny?
Due to copyright and privacy laws we are unable to sell or give any away copies of the show or of individual clips.

If your question hasn't been answered here, please don't hesitate to contact us on (02) 9965 2424 during business hours or just email your query to funniest@nine.com.au.

email. Please read over the instructions thoroughly on our SkyDrive video submission information page where you will also find a link to our handy instructional video.

Please don't just send any email. Attachments larger than 10MB will not go through our mail server. Please make sure you use the above feature and follow all the instructions closely.

What is required of me if I want to send in a funny video by mail?
We are able to accept clips in VHS, MiniDV, DVD video, DVD-ROM and CD-ROM formats. If you are sending a video on DVD-ROM or CD-ROM, it must be in AVI format and saved in full resolution (720 by 576 at 25 frames per second) for broadcasting purposes. Please ensure your computer editing program's project settings are PAL (625/50) upper field first and not NTSC (525/60).

What is required of me if I want to upload a funny video to SkyDrive?
If you are uploading videos to SkyDrive and sending the link, AVI format is still the most desirable. We will strive to work with any format we receive but if our production process can't accommodate it you may have to try sending your clip in the mail.

Can I send my entry in on a USB?
If you are mailing your entry, we need you to send us your entry on either a CD, DVD, VHS or MiniDV. We cannot accept USB entries, memory cards, or entries on Hi-8 tapes.

You can also use the Windows Live SkyDrive feature to upload videos. Read more about submitting entries via SkyDrive

What do I need to include with my entry?
If you have used SkyDrive to upload your clip and send us the link, make sure you have filled out the form on our website and accepted the terms and conditions.

If you mail your video make sure to include your full name, address and telephone number. If you think that your clip needs a bit of explaining, feel free to include a little story to help us find the funny part! If you would like your entry to be returned please include $5 (cash, cheque or money order). Please mail your clip to Locked Bag 9999, Crows Nest, NSW 2065.

What if I'm having trouble transferring my entry to a CD and/or viewing it?
Try the following things:

  • Try your CD or DVD in a standard DVD player to see if it works.
  • Make sure you finalise your session when burning a clip onto CD or DVD.
  • Check what the file format is. To do this find the file on your computer, right click on the clip icon, scroll down and click on properties in the drop down menu, look for "type of file".
  • Have your CD or DVD clip converted onto a VHS tape.
  • If you've tried all this and you're still having problems, we recommend visiting your local camera or photo shop where the staff can be very helpful when it comes to difficult technical things!

Isn't it just easier if I send in the original?
We don't ever recommend sending us your original tape. While we are very careful to return all tapes sent to us with return postage included, they are not returned via registered mail and unfortunately things do at times go missing in the post. We don't want you to lose any of your precious memories, so where possible please send us a copy of your original.

If you upload your video and send us the link using SkyDrive please keep a backup as well. If we cannot work with your file type, codec or format we may ask you to send it again in the mail.

How long does it take for my clip to be screened?
Due to the large volume of entries we receive each week, please allow us six to eight weeks to view your clip. You will be contacted if your clip is successful.

Will I be notified if my clip is going to be played?
Your clip has to make it through a screening process, after which legal documents will be sent to you to be signed before your clip can be shown on television. So rest assured, you will definitely know when to be watching to see your clip.

I want to be in your studio audience. How can I book tickets?
If you want to be in our audience you just need to call (02) 9958 9999. Seats are free and we would love to have you! Please note that there is a strict age restriction of 10 years and above for children attending the show recordings.

Where is the show recorded?
The show is recorded at the Nine Network's TCN9 Studios, 24 Artarmon Road, Willoughby, NSW 2068.

Can I get a copy of a show, or of a clip I thought was really funny?
Due to copyright and privacy laws we are unable to sell or give any away copies of the show or of individual clips.

If your question hasn't been answered here, please don't hesitate to contact us on (02) 9965 2424 during business hours or just email your query to funniest@nine.com.au.

User comments
I think fun is anything that makes one laugh Whether it is a sneeze or a cough Whether it's a crash or a dash, Or someone smacking a track Or trick a thrill down the hill It all brings amusement to those who watch As it reels on Australia's Funniest Home Video.
I think that the voting system that governs the outcome of the finalist is not an accurate assessment of what really is funny. Anyone that has their video featured can easily enlist an army of text and redial fanatics to up the vote in their favor. Hardly a true reflection of what actually is funny at times I am sure.
Watching people crash, smash and getting hurt is JUST not funny.
Just wondering who the designer is for the dress worn on monday night 27dec 2010. The show may have been a re-run. Hope you can help kind regards
I am looking for a Christmas present for someone who loves the show. Is there a "best of" DVD? Cheers, Phil
Must agree with HOWOBVIOUS ,the grand finalists we very lame.I can think of a couple of semi finalists that were much funnier.
This years Australia's funniest home Video winner was NOT funny...it was cute...2nd place was NOT funny it was cute..This show should have a name change Cutest home video! I won't be watching this show anymore , it has become boring..What a shame because Shelley is probably one of the best presenters they have had in years..!
i think that AFHV has become more discusting and stupid ..its not even funny anymore .people are just sending useless stuff and not worth smiling and they win lol
Just watched the final and who in the hell pucks the winners??? Non of them are funny!!! Some kid crying at a camera is worth $200 grand??? come on... Some kid talking rubbish in a phone with a car??? what happened to funniest home video???? This is the last time i am watching this rubbish dead set its just rubbish and can you put some more YANK vid's in there...
I Think I have seen pinyatas for sale somewhere. But I do agree that some videos MUST come from USA as I used to watch AFV (Americas Funniest Videos) when it was on the Comedy Channel a few years back and saw some of the clips on both the American and Australian shows

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