Our Mission

FAB9 is on a mission to enable the universal desire to create and be well.

The space has been purpose-built so designers and makers of all skill levels can access the training, tools and prototyping equipment needed to turn ideas into physical realities.

Whether you’re an amateur tinkerer working on a dream DIY project, a hardware entrepreneur creating the next world-changing product, or someone who just wants to experiment with different materials and processes, our space is open to you for a monthly membership fee.

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Our History

FAB9’s story began in 2014, when Silicon Valley engineer Hans Chang became fascinated by the meteoric rise of the maker movement. The story led Hans to Melbourne, Australia. With a manufacturing industry in transition, a burgeoning and vibrant startup ecosystem and a culture of design and independent making, the city was the ideal environment for FAB9’s first location.

In 2016, a generous grant from LaunchVic - Victoria’s independent startups agency - helped to launch the project. Since then, Hans, joined a dynamic team of designers, architects, engineers and storytellers have worked passionately to bring FAB9 to life.

FAB9’s home is located at The Dream Factory, an iconic heritage-listed building on the banks of the Maribyrnong River in Footscray, a hub for technology, design and social impact businesses.


Work with us

Submit your CV for opportunities to work, volunteer or collaborate at FAB9.

*Opportunities coming soon


Parker Street entrance
90 Maribyrnong Street
Footscray, VIC 3011

Opening hours
Mon              Closed
Tue                Closed
Wed–Thu    12pm – 8pm
Fri–Sun       9am – 5pm


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