Overview of the management structure of the Australian Photographic Society

The Management Team is a two-tiered system of governance.

The Management Committee (MC) comprises seven individuals with voting rights. All members of this MC team are encouraged to participate in full discussion in the general meetings.

The MC comprises an Executive Committee - President, Senior Vice President, Junior Vice President, Treasurer and Immediate Past President. The other two positions are General Members.

The Society has five Specialist Groups - Audio Visual, Contemporary, Digital, Nature and Print. Each Group has a member of MC allocated to them as a Liaison Officer.

document Nomination Form (209 KB)


Position of Audio Visual Group Chairperson

The Audio Visual Group welcomes all members interested in the art of audio-visual making.

A Policies and Procedures Manual is available to assist the Chairperson in this position. Additionally, support will be provided by the Management Team.

Primarily the Chairperson will need to:

  • uphold the  pdf Rules of Association (415 KB) of the Society.
  • strive to continually improve the organisation's policy, activities and administration.
  • represent the Society to the outside world.

The Chairperson will be expected to:

  • be responsible for the conduct of Audio Visual Group.
  • authorise expenditure of funds allocated to the Group from the overall APS budget.
  • prepare a budget for the Group each year.
  • keep a record of accounts for personal reference.
  • sound out suitable persons and enlist them to assist on the AV Group Subcommittee.
  • consult with Group Subcommittee (Council) on AV matters, for example changes to the AV Group Manual and updates;
  • periodically update the information on the AV page of the website through the Web Manager.
  • correspond with any members making an enquiry; also correspond with counterparts in New Zealand and South Africa;
  • assist the Newsletter Editor with information to go into the Newsletter and provide him/her with up-to-date email addresses.   Write the “Message from the Chair”.
  • have computer and internet access and be prepared to use it for communication between the Management Team (both email and web).
  • organise at least one National AV Exhibition each year.

More specifically:

  • design entry form, arrange 3 judges, submit to Exhibition Services;
  • request Approval for Nationals from Exhibition Services – (Nine months ahead);
  • send reports immediately after results are known;
  • request awards from Exhibition Services;
  • retain all receipts and accounts for later submission to APS Secretary for reimbursement;
  • design and print a catalogue (an APS requirement) and send to entrants with acceptance cards, awards and any entries to be returned;organise AV Group Meetings, as required, including co-opting a Secretary, preparing an agenda and chairing the meeting;
  • attend Management Meeting if required;


Applicants should decide if they have:

  • adequate time to this position justice.
  • a genuine interest in voluntary committee work.
  • a genuine interest in the objectives of the Society.
  • an independent mind.
  • the ability to make decisions based on principles rather than on personalities or personal beliefs.
  • good standing in the community.


The Australian Photographic Society Management Committee look forward to your application. If you have any further enquiries, please contact the The Secretary.