Why Join The Australian Institute of Professional Photography?

For well over 50 years the Australian Institute of Professional Photography has been representing the profession of photography in Australia. While similar associations have shrunk the AIPP continues to grow. In recent times the Australian Video Producers Association, Professional Schools Photographers Association and the Australian Commercial + Media Photographers have all merged with the AIPP.

A History of Professional Photography in Australia
A History of Professional Photography in Australia by Paul Curtis.

AIPP is a membership organisation governed by its members who support one another through:

  • Peer review via awards
  • Continuing education
  • Sharing knowledge
  • Camaraderie
  • Socialising
  • Helping each other in an increasingly isolated profession
Honorary Fellow AIPP
Photo: David Simmonds

Business Development

AIPP markets its members to photography buyers through recognition, accreditation, public relations, marketing and advertising.


AIPP actively engages with federal, state and local government on behalf of the profession lobbying on:

  • Photographers rights
  • Access
  • Copyright
  • Certification
  • Education
  • Taxation
  • Standards

AIPP offers a career path from student through to emerging and fully accredited professional photographer. Along the way you have access to the best in education with mentoring from world class photographers and continuing professional development.

Professional Photography Events
Dr Michael Coyne speaking at AIPP Event

Corporate Citizen

Collectively, AIPP members have supported many causes – most recently Reflections: Portraits of WWII Veterans.

Reflections: Portraits of WWII Veterans
AIPP Reflections: Portraits of WWII Veterans

Many More Benefits
A long association with the photography industry AIPP has many sponsors and even more importantly, support from individuals and the leading brands. No, its not a discount club but members do receive vendor discounts, access to free magazines, legal advice, contracts, and other benefits.

Like any membership organisation to get the most out of it you need to participate, get involved, volunteer – and of course join AIPP.