About the Australian Cinematographers Society and the ACS Shop

"A cinematographer is a person with technical expertise who manipulates light to transfer visual information by the use of a camera into aesthetic moving images, onto motion picture film or electronic recording systems."

The Australian Cinematographers Society was established to:

  • Further the advancement of cinematography in all fields and give due recognition to the outstanding work performed by Australian cinematographers. 
  • Keep members abreast of technology, new equipment and ideas through meetings, seminars and demonstrations. 
  • Provide a forum for cinematographers to meet with other members of the industry to discuss and exchange ideas, promote friendship and better understanding of each others industry role.

Important Information about PRICING. Prices shown on the product pages EXCLUDE 10% GST (Goods and Services Tax). This is due to sales to our International customers who are not obliged to pay Sales Taxes  (GST) outside Australia. All sales made in Australia will have the GST added at Checkout. Prices are subject to change without notification.

Shipping. Items will be shipped via Australia Post or you can collect in person from South Melbourne using the Free Pick Up option. *Note: Pick Up is strictly available ONLY AFTER you have been notified the items are ready for collection by ACS Shop.

Shipping costs are calculated using online updated Aust Post charges based on weight and destination. This method is in trial and we expect will result in the best speed/cost method for you. In some cases light bulky purchases may be charged at a special rate due to large dimensions of packaging. 


This website is the Online Store for the Australian Cinematographers Society.

 If you wish to visit our Main ACS Website, please CLICK HERE

A brief history…

The Australian Cinematographers Society was founded by a group of cinecamera people in Sydney in 1958 and was originally the exclusive domain of film cameramen. Its Articles of Association were finalised in 1960. With the influx of portable video cameras the Society opened its doors to all types of cinematographers and the membership now reflects the changing face of the industry.

Over the years the Society has expanded considerably and now has a membership of over 1,200 Australia wide. It operates branches in every State and Territory of Australia, with annual Award Presentations being held in New South Wales (incorporating the ACT), South Australia (incorporating Western Australia), Queensland (incorporating the Northern Territory) and Victoria (incorporating Tasmania).

Annually, the culmination of the State Awards brings together the finest camera work, produced during that year, to form The National ACS Awards. The best entry in each National category is awarded a "Golden Tripod Award" and the coveted "Milli Award" is presented to "The Cinematographer of the Year". The ACS Awards inspire Australian Cinematographers to greater future achievement.

Each State and Territory branch regularly conducts evenings of a technical and social nature for the benefit of members, whether they shoot film or digital. In addition, each state keeps members in touch through technical articles and personal experiences published in their newsletters.

The ACS is a non-political society of crafts people wishing to further develop their skills through mutual cooperation. Membership is open to all persons involved or associated with the motion picture and television industry.


The ACS Shop is wholly owned and operated by the Australian Cinematographers Society, ABN: 24 000 379 368. It is a not-for-profit venture and all income from sales is used entirely to support the ACS. All staff are volunteers.

For all enquiries about our wonderful merchandise and your orders, please email us directly. We will be happy to help. Please remember, we are volunteers at ACS and may be out filming but we will endeavour to get back to you as soon as possible.

PICK UP. Items purchased through ACS Shop which were selected for free PICK UP can be collected only AFTER email notification that your items are ready. Collection address is: Cameraquip Melbourne, 434 Clarendon Street, South Melbourne, Victoria. Monday - Friday (except Public Holidays) between 9.30am and 4.30pm.

 Click HERE to send us an email.


PLEASE NOTE: This site is the ACS SHOP,  not the main ACS WEBSITE.


To visit the Australian Cinematographers Society website, please click on the link below. Information about our Society, News Articles and Activities, Membership Enquiries and ACS Contact Information is all available on our website.

Click HERE to visit the ACS website.



While in Sydney, why not visit our HQ? You would be most welcome. It is the base for our National Executive and the NSW Branch and boasts wonderful facilities as well as our museum and library. HQ is open most days but better to check first by contacting:

HQ Manager
David Lewis ACS
mob # 0408 273 702

Asst HQ Manager 
Richard Wilmot
mob # 0450 223 837

It is located at:

Level 2, 26 Ridge Street, North Sydney  NSW  2060

For General ACS Enquiries (not ACS Shop)  Ph: 02 8920 8535