Footscray Maker Lab

Footscray Maker Lab

Type of space: Makerspace (Shared open space for making), Manufacturing/Fabrication Space


    Footscray Maker Lab is a volunteer-run co-operative space. We have an interesting mix of people and trades, such as woodworkers, ceramic artists, engineers, metal workers, festival artists, artists collectives, electricians, screen printers, and more!

    We have internal office space, internal factory space, external undercover space, and hardstand areas.

    We have a NBN connection and WiFi.

    We welcome anyone who is willing to join the co-operative and contribute to the common goal of having a safe and affordable space to practice your passion, hobby, or small business.

    Pricing Terms

    The price of $275 is for 30 square metres of indoor factory space, which is the standard size for the factory spaces. Where available, members can pay for more than one space.

    Office space is a higher cost but non standardised as the rooms are all different sizes. Please enquire for more information.

    Outdoor undercover space is currently fully booked and as such, unavailable.

    Hardstand space is available.

    Lease Conditions

    To gain access to a space you must join the co-operative.

    There is a membership cost of $150 per year, and a joining cost of $50 to buy shares in the co-operative. The shares are our way of trying to find people that are interested in building a community together.

    Short term users pay a premium because as a co-operative we are setup for longer term members.

    Parking Notes

    There is ample parking available at the rear of the property, within 1 minute walk.

    This space is suitable for
    Animation, Animatronics, Architecture, Arts and Craft, Ceramics, Co-working, Desk-based work, Digital Desktop, Dioramas, Drawing, Fashion, Furniture makingGlass makingGraphic DesignIndustrial DesignInterior DesignJewelleryNew Media, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture, Styling, Textiles, Woodwork and Writing.


    • Floor Dimensions
      2000.00 meters sq.
    • Ceiling Height
      Very High (4m +)
    • Floorplan


    For audience

    • Wide hallways / entrance

    Application process

    1. Read the Frequently Asked Questions and first see if your align to our rules
    2. Download and complete the MakerStatement and Release and waiver of liability forms
    3. Contact us
    4. Bring your completed forms along with some photo ID on the day

    Our workshop managers will show you around and provide supervision during your visit.


    If you would like to use the lab on a regular basis, we require that you attend an induction session. The session will provide a range of information that will allow you to safely use the lab and equipment without supervision. Please speak to a workshop manager for more information.

    Exclusive Use of Space

    We have a limited amount of space available for dedicated use. Please contact us or speak to a workshop manager to find out more.