Membership and course enrolments

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As a member you will become part of the PhotoAccess community. Members also receive discounts at selected local and related businesses. Membership fees help PhotoAccess to develop services and programs. You must be a member of PhotoAccess if you wish to use our facilities and equipment or undertake any of our courses (except for the Kids Holiday Workshops). Please note that additional fees apply for darkroom access, equipment subscriptions and entry to members' exhibitions.

Annual membership fees:

  • Standard $55
  • Concession $35 (student or pensioner and for the unemployed)
  • Organisation/Corporate $200 (maximum of ten people covered)

Note: if you take out an individual membership when enrolling in a course we offer you the concession membership rate.

Members receive free access to the PhotoAccess members’ computer and scanner, the film developing room, library and wireless internet (bookings are recommended for the computer and scanner). Accessing our facilities and equipment is easy. Give us a call on 02 6295 7810 or email to book in a time.

Darkroom: The PhotoAccess darkroom is the only publicly accessible photographic black & white darkroom in the ACT region and is integral to the services provided by PhotoAccess to the community. PhotoAccess members who fulfil the darkroom induction terms have the option to purchase a PhotoAccess Darkroom Subscription as either a 1 day, 3 x 1 day, 3 month, 6 month or 12 month option. For more information click here).

Make sure you also subscribe to our free e-news to receive PhotoAccess updates and invitations to events.

Membership discounts
Paperchain Bookstore in Manuka offers PhotoAccess members a 10% discount on purchases from their wonderful, iconic store. You will need to present a current membership card to take advantage of the discount. Our thanks to Maxeme Tall and her team at Paperchain Bookstore for providing this benefit to PhotoAcceess members. Canberra City Framing in Hobart Place (just around the corner from London Circuit) offers PhotoAccess members a 10% discount on framing. You will need to present a current membership card to take advantage of the discount. Our thanks to Michael Cammack for offering this benefit to members. kaori gallery at Canberra City Framing presents changing exhibitions of photography and other media - have a look next time you're in Civic.

You don’t already need to be a member of PhotoAccess to enrol in our courses and workshops. All courses are advertised at the standard members’ price, but for prospective members, a mandatory 12-month membership to PhotoAccess is added on to course fees, at the flat concession rate of $35. Please note that kids participating in our school holiday courses and workshops do not have to be members of PhotoAccess.

All course and membership fees are to be paid in full prior to the commencement of the course. A minimum $50 deposit is required on enrolment, with the remaining balance paid in full at least two weeks prior to the commencement of the course.

Unless otherwise specified, all courses are held at PhotoAccess, Manuka Arts Centre, 30 Manuka Circle, Griffith, ACT. Parking is behind the Manuka Arts Centre, adjacent Manuka Pool, or opposite the Manuka Arts Centre (bordering Telopea Park). Disabled parking is located at the front entrance to the Manuka Arts Centre. Kingston and Manuka Shops are a short walk to PhotoAccess.

Additional courses may run if demand is high, so if you miss out on a place in one of our workshops or courses, don’t hesitate to call or email us for future bookings.

Enrol now using our online booking form. Phone us on (02) 6295 7810 if you have any questions.

For adult courses/workshops commencing after 1 September 2016 PhotoAccess is offering a discount of $10 on course fees for you and a friend when enrolling together in the same course/workshop. To be eligible for this deal, you need to nominate your friend in the designated field on the enrolment form, and a separate corresponding enrolment form from your nominated friend must be received within 24 hours.

Both you and your friend must be enrolled into the same course, commencing on the same date and is conditional on space availability in individual courses and workshops.

This deal is not valid for One-on-one tutoring or any of our kids courses or workshops.

PhotoAccess employs specialist tutors to teach each of our workshops and courses. Therefore, courses need to reach a minimum number of enrolments to guarantee that they will proceed, and your enrolment is taken into account when we decide to go ahead. Many of our courses also fill up quickly. It’s important to let us know if you cannot attend well in advance, so that your place can be offered to other students.

PhotoAccess will happily refund or transfer course fees up to two weeks prior to the commencing date of the course. However, a $50 fee will apply to all cancellations and transfers. If less than two weeks notice is given, or the participant fails to attend, all fees paid are forfeited, and the full course fee will become due and payable to PhotoAccess. No refunds or transfers can be given once a course has started. PhotoAccess can assist participants to catch up on missed classes through course notes and email, phone or in-person advice, but cannot provide replacement sessions.

In the event that PhotoAccess cancels a course or workshop, refunds will be paid in full or a transfer allowed free of charge. If a class is cancelled, we will endeavour to reschedule at a time convenient to enrolled participants.

If you have any health issues that you may like to disclose to help the tutor tailor information to suit your needs, please let PhotoAccess know at time of enrolment.

Some photographic chemicals are hazardous. PhotoAccess ensures the safe handling and disposal of all chemicals and we teach and encourage best practice in OH&S matters. People with medical conditions or pregnant women should seek medical advice before commencing a course. For health and safety reasons people using the facilities must be over the age of 10.

You must be a member of PhotoAccess if you wish to use our facilities or undertake any of our courses or workshops. Please note that kids participating in our school holiday courses and workshops do not have to be members of PhotoAccess.