How can I use OMC's services?

  • Advertising -  email your requirements to advertising@uq.edu.au
  • Design -  for general enquiries and job requests please email omcdesign@uq.edu.au. We will then get in touch with you and arrange a briefing meeting where can discuss your needs and the scope, timeline and estimated costs of your project. It is best to contact us at an early point in your project timeline in order to ensure that we can schedule your work and produce it in a timely fashion.
  • Web Services - email webservices@uq.edu.au

How much does OMC charge for work?

Rates may vary depending on the type of work that you are requesting and the amount of time involved.

  • Web Services
    We operate a cost recovery method for projects with faculties, schools, centres, research groups, and institutes. For all work over 30min in duration we charge a rate of $80 /hour. For project work of 5 hours of more we prepare a scoping document and a formal quote.
     
  • Design
    Our services are available to clients from all areas of UQ for UQ-related projects. Our rate for graphic design work is $60 per hour - we are resourced to provide a free service to all central areas. We are a small, busy studio, and recommend you contact us at an early point in your project timeline in order to ensure that we can schedule your work and produce it in a timely fashion. Contact us and we will then get in touch with you to arrange a briefing meeting where we can discuss your needs and the scope, timelines and estimated costs of your project.
     
  • Advertising
    The cost of specialist advertising will vary depending on your requirements and the type of media used. For further information on advertising costs, please visit the Advertising Office website. Cost calculators are available on the site to provide approximate costs but it is recommended that you contact the Advertising Officer with your specific requirements. A 4% advertising levy is charged to the requesting unit in addition to the media cost for the setting, booking and despatch of advertisements.

Why does OMC charge for some work?

The core function of OMC is to facilitate the whole of UQ marketing and communications strategy. This core activity is complemented by value added professional and technical services and resources to all units within the University on a competitive cost recovery basis.

Due to the University’s largely decentralised structure, and the placement of marketing and communications teams in most Faculties, Schools and Institutes, OMC has not been resourced to service the daily needs of the entire university. For this reason we are able to minimise administrative overheads to all areas by charging non-central units for the work that we are engaged to perform for them and central units for additional ad hoc work that does not have a significant strategic endeavour. All billable work will be charged on a cost recovery basis which ensures that organisational stakeholders are accessing a high quality service at a commercially competitive rate.