About PCUG

Welcome to PC Users Group (ACT) Incorporated,  commonly known as PCUG.  We are a not-for-profit group of computer users run by volunteers.  PCUG is located in Canberra,  Australia.  Come in and browse around!   We give meaning to our motto “Users Helping Users”.  If you would like to know more, download the  PCUG Brochure [PDF].

PCUG Activities are held in varied community venues, which are oultined in the information relating to each event, and on our calendar. 

We may be contacted by email or phone, per the details on our Contact Us page. 

Like many non-profit organisations,  we slow down over Christmas-New Year –  see the Calendar for details nearer to Christmas.

PCUG was formed in 1984,  about the time of the “birth” of the IBM-PC.  Many original members were in the fledgling computer industry,  and banded together to help each other with their home computers.  In those days,  computing was an infant industry,  commercial software was rare,  and some hardware was not especially reliable.  So,  users helped each other,  and a computer “club” was a key to those efforts.

PCUG grew and matured.  When the internet arrived,  PCUG offered connections to members.  Initially it was slow (wasn’t it everywhere?),  but as the internet matured, members got good service from dedicated system administrators.  The service,  known as TIP (The Internet Project) continues today.  If you are looking to connect,  visit the TIP pages here.

* We are a non-profit community based organisation,  whose ethic is to help each other 
* We provide training and workshops in our centre
* Email account and local dial-up access free with membership
* Periodic email Newsletter

* Help information including on-line help guide,  members who are familiar with a particular aspect of PCs can provide assistance and home help information.
* Special Interest Group (SIG)s open to all members.  Examples are Coffee & Chat,  Investments,  Linux,  and Beginners Groups
* Discounts and special offers