Ipswich Photographic Society

The Ipswich Photographic Society is the oldest continuously operating photographic club in Queensland, formed in 1890. We are a group of mostly amateurs who like to share our passion for photography with workshops, presentations and social competitions.


All information that would normally be included in the Club Handbook can now be found within this website. All information about competitions eg., size of images, number of images, set subject definitions can be found on pages under the "Competitions" menu. 

Set Competition Subjects

The list of Set Subjects with definitions for the 2024 monthly club competitions is available for club members under the Competitions menu.

The Club Calendar  can be viewed by both members and visitors to this website for information on planned activities throughout the year. The calendar will be updated progressively during the year, so check back from time to time. A subscription link to this calendar can be downloaded into a variety of calendar apps for your mobile device or computer. It will then automatically stay up to date on your phone. The set-subject topics for each month's competition are shown in the calendar.

Judging Evenings

Judging evenings are held on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at the Old Court House, Ipswich. Arrive at 6:45 pm for a 7:00 pm start. Enter via the rear of the building in Ginn Street (off Roderick Street). These monthly judging evenings are a regular part of the club schedule and are free to attend.

For information about how members can submit their photographs to a competition, check therelevant pages in the Competitions menu.

Workshop Evenings

Please check the Club Calendar for these varied events. Times and locations may vary but usually commencing at 6.45 pm for a 7:00 pm start at The Old Court House, Ipswich. The cost of workshops may vary according to the type of workshop and the speaker on the night. Please check the calendar for workshop and other event details.
Workshops are typically for members only unless advertised otherwise.

Joining the club

Come to a regular club meeting on the second Tuesday of the month and sit in on a judging session. Check the calendar for details of these meetings.

Subscriptions fall due each year on the anniversary of a member joining. A notification email is automatically sent one month prior to the due date for membership payments. Payment will then need to be made by the due date to be able to continue to submit images into the competitions.

Membership Fees 2023

Full Membership $70.00
Family Membership $95.00
Concession (Family) $75.00
Concession $50.00





Life Members - $5.00 to cover Visual Pursuits, also any contribution up to $40.00 to aid club funds would be appreciated

We aim to be a sociable club and as such we like to sign up new members "face to face".
Come along to one of our club nights and have a look at what we do and if you would like to take your photography further then fill out the membership form with the Secretary and you're away!

Payments to the club

Payment can be made through the club bank account, with an email sent to Debra, the club Secretary, at ipswichphotosociety@gmail.com with your details. Please include your surname in the payment reference.

Bank: Heritage Bank
Account Name: Ipswich Photographic Society Inc.
BSB: 638 070
A/C: 1201 8244


If you would like to know more, have a look at what is happening at our club and see our award-winning images on Facebook.

If you are a club member you can contribute to the discussion in our Club Facebook Group. Note: This is a private group and open to Club members only. If you are unable to access this group, please ask at one of the meetings. 

Click this link to see the club's new Instagram account where you will be able to catch up with award winning images each month.

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