COVID-19 Status: October 2020 Update

We are still in lockdown. Nobody can use the space during this time, including our casual and full-time members.

Regional Victoria is currently at step 3 which allows for some re-opening but with a focus on outdoor activities. As an example libraries remain closed during step 3 due to the potential infection spread via sharing books/magazines/PCs. Similarly the hackerspace has shared tools and equipment that are potential transmission vectors and as such we too need to remain closed until the final step.

The final step will be declared officially via the DHHS and requires the entire state of Victoria to have 14 days of zero new cases. We have every hope this will be achieved before years end.

In the meantime we are operating virtually through our slack instance and online Jitsi video conference meeting room. These channels are open to members and non-members and we welcome your involvement.

Please contact the committee if you want any further information or just want to say hi.

Stay safe and be well.

— 14th October 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.

Finding Us

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!


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