Membership and course enrolments

Membership has its benefits! Apply now

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. Please note that additional fees apply for darkroom access, equipment subscriptions and entry to members' exhibitions.

Annual membership fees:

  • Standard $55
  • Concession $33 (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 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 need to be a member of PhotoAccess to do our courses and workshops. A $33 concession membership is included in course fees. Current members receive a $33 discount on the advertised fee. All course fees are to be paid in full in advance. To secure a place in a course you will need to pay a minimum 50% deposit; the balance must be paid in full one week before commencement of the course. All courses are held at PhotoAccess, corner Manuka Circle and NSW Crescent, Griffith, ACT, unless otherwise specified. If a class is cancelled we will endevour to reschedule at a time convenient to participants. Additional courses may run if demand is high. Prices and dates may change.

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

Refunds and transfers
Your enrolment is taken into account when we decide to go ahead with a course. Refunds are allowed only when two weeks' notice is given before the start of the course. A $50 cancellation fee will apply. Transfers are available provided two weeks notice is given before the start of the course. If less than two weeks' notice is given and the vacancy on the course can be filled a transfer may be negotiated. A $50 transfer fee will apply. If PhotoAccess cancels a course refunds will be paid in full or a transfer allowed free of charge. No refunds or transfers can be given once a course has started. If you miss classes we will try to help you catch up with course notes (if applicable) or advice but we cannot provide replacement sessions.

Health and Safety
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.