There is a hierarchy of amateur photography enthusiast organisations, from clubs to state organisations to national and international. Go to these websites to find out more information:
Australia Photographic Society
Federation of Camera Clubs (NSW) Inc
The Art of Photography
Sources such as the Digital Photography School provide occasional pieces on the art and philosophy of photography.
Another worthwhile site to visit is Composition Study.
For further inspiration have a look at the works of Henri Cartier-Bresson, Max Dupain or Ansel Adams.
For camera basics Mike Browne goes through exposure, depth of field, focal length and white balance in a series of videos on his You Tube channel .
The Strobist provides a series of lessons and tutorials on the basics of flash photography
Adobe Photoshop Elements
Adobe has a dedicated TV channel for those learning Photoshop Elements.
Rick Peterson also provides excellent You Tube tutorials for Photoshop Elements, usually one feature per video.
Adobe Photoshop and Photoshop CC
A large number of Lightroom tutorials can be found on the Adobe website.
Mark Galer, based in Melbourne and former director of photography education at RMIT, provides excellent free tutorials on both Photoshop and Lightroom.
Another excellent trainer in the functions of Lightroom is Julieanne Kost, Adobe evangelist.
For those that are keen on developing their creative use of Photoshop or Photoshop Elements, one of the leading exponents is Sebastian Michaels. Check out his magazine, Quill and Camera and an associated publication, Awake.
Another well regarded source is The Luminous Landscape, one of the pioneers on photography forums and particularly good for more technical articles on just about anything to do with photography.
The Arts Law Centre of Australia has information on privacy and image rights, copyright and moral rights, as well as numerous other topics photographers might have to deal with.