As part of 2018 Photographer of the Year presented by Panasonic we're hosting instameets in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne. Our first instameet in Sydney was held in June – read all about it here.

Next up, Brisbane! The instameets are free to attend, all are welcome and there are great prizes to be won. Meet the Australian Photography and Panasonic teams, try out the latest Panasonic Lumix DC-G9 and you’ll also have the chance to meet Photographer of the Year judge Jacques Van as. See you there!

By the way, our Melbourne instameet will take place in October 2018 (stay tuned for more details).



Where: South Bank Cultural Forecourt, Brisbane
Date: Sunday 19 August 2018
Time: 4.30pm


What is an instameet?

Photo © Jacques Van As
Photo © Jacques Van As

An instameet is simply a gathering of people who get together at a set time and place to shoot and share their images on Instagram. It's relaxed, social and fun! It's also a great chance to meet like-minded photographers. You might even meet some people you follow on instagram.

What's happening in Brisbane?

In Brisbane, you'll meet Photographer of the Year judge Jacques Van As, Australian Photography editor Mike O'Connor and the Panasonic team, who will have several Lumix DC-G9s (read our review here), lenses and other cool gear on hand for you to try out throughout the afternoon. If you'd like to get your hands on the Panasonic gear and see what it can do, make sure you bring your driver's licence for identification.

Will there be prizes?

Yes, we'll have some great prizes to give away including a Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX10 and a subscription to Australian Photography. To be in the running fill out the form below, turn up on the day and upload your best shots to instagram using the tags we specify on the day.

Do I need to be on instagram?

No. If you are into photography, come along. To be in the running to win a prize you will need to upload your images to instagram within a couple of days of the instameet. You can get a friend to help you with this or follow these simple instructions to set up your own instagram account.

What should I bring?

Photo © Jacques Van As
Photo © Jacques Van As

Bring your camera and any other camera gear you think you'll need. A tripod will come in handy when the light begins to fade. Don't forget your phone and anything else you need to get your images onto instagram. Bring an umbrella and wet weather gear if rain is forecast.

Getting there

By train or bus: Catch a train to South Brisbane Station or a bus to Cultural Centre Bus Station. Southbank Cultural Forecourt is a five minute walk away.

By car: Paid parking is available at Parklands Car Park (access from Little Stanley St via Glenelg or Tribune Streets)and Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre (access via Merivale, Russell, Melbourne or Merivale Street). Both parking stations are a few minutes walk away from Southbank Cultural Forecourt.


Drop us an email at editor@australianphotography.com


Register your interest for the Brisbane Photographer of the Year Instameet here: