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Our Mission

FAB9 is a makerspace that empowers makers. 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 by Creative Director Ying Zhang, and 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.


Our team

This is us – an eclectic mix of people from different backgrounds brought together by a shared belief in the power of making.

Hans Chang


Sam Muratore

Workshop manager

Michelle Thomas

Operations manager

Riley Richardson

Workshop technician

Morgan Doty

Workshop technician

Christina Bricknell

Workshop technician

Bolaji Teniola

Workshop technician

Bernardo Mendonca

Industrial Engineer

Geunyu Kim

Design assistant

Vinson Zhao

Workshop assistant

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                 10am – 5pm
Wed – Thur 10am – 9pm
Fri – Sun      10am – 5pm

(03) 8535 3060

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