We are partially re-opened to existing members with a strictly limited occupancy which allows for up to 6 groups of up to 2 people (i.e. 1 member + 1 family member). This allows for 1 workspace per group with adequate social distancing and space to use the facilities. NOTE: If you have any flu-like symptoms you are asked not to attend the Hackerspace and instead organise to get yourself tested by calling your GP.
The schedule has been altered to reduce exposure times and can be found on the front page of the website and any last minute unplanned changes will be posted to Slack (so please ensure you have Slack installed and working to not be disappointed if the Hackerspace isn't opened due to last minutes changes).
Non-members can contact the committee to find out how you may be granted access before we re-open fully otherwise please be patient until we can be back up to full STEAM.
Stay safe and well.
— 4 July 2020
We are a non-profit community group dedicated to providing education and resources to encourage skills in science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM). The Ballarat Hackerspace provides tools, connections, community and other resources to help improve the skills of its members and the community, as well as encourage a culture of participating in technology advances, rather than passively using them.
We run regular workshops, community meetups, and encourage growth in the community in the broader Victorian goldfields region.
We are generally open for public walk-ins on Mondays, Tuesdays and Saturdays. Come in for a chat, participate in show and tell, share some knowledge, or just tinker on your own projects — no matter how BIG or small.
We are located on the Federation University SMB Campus (campus map, pdf). We're on the top floor of Building K (also the location of the Ballarat Tech School). Our main door is at the top of the stairs on the south side of that building (between Building K and Building I) or there is disabled access via the lift on the corner facing Albert Street. If you get lost trying to find us just send us a tweet and we'll send out a search party!