trev-page-headerMaker Faire Adelaide

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Maker Faire?

It’s the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth—a family-friendly festival of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker movement. Read more about the origins of the movement and the people behind Maker Faire here.

Who produces Maker Faire Adelaide?

South Australian Makers Incorporated– a volunteer run, not for profit organisation that exists to provide opportunities for and to promote makers and making in South Australia.


A team of volunteers work for 6 months to bring the event together and we are joined by more volunteers on the day to help deliver the event.

What kind of people are part of Maker Faire Adelaide?

All kinds of individuals, clubs and businesses. In 2013 and 2015 we had everything from hat makers to drones, traditional making such as tinsmithing and weaving to new technologies such as 3D printing and robots.

Some people ran hands of workshops – we’ve had sock monster making, coding, Ardunio programming and have a go at spinning wool.

Where is it?

Tonsley, 1284 South Road, Clovelly Park (the old Mitsubishi site)

When is it?

Sunday 6 November 2016 from 10am until 4pm

How much does it cost?

Adults $5, Kids go free

Please note that some makers might charge for materials you use during workshops.

Where do the profits from Maker Faire Adelaide go?

The proceeds from the event support Fab Lab Adelaide, a volunteer run community workshop providing low cost access to 3D printers and a laser cutter.

Is it child-friendly?

Absolutely! Kids of all ages love Maker Faire.

There will be workshops and demonstrations and places to rest, play and watch while grabbing some refreshments.

Are your venues accessible?

Yes, all the public spaces are fully wheelchair accessible.

How do we get there?

There is ample car parking at the Tonsley site, accessed via Alawoona Avenue, Mitchell Park.

The nearest public transport is Clovelly Park railway station and there will be a special train service on the day – click here for the timetable

Or catch the bus to Stop 24A, South Road and it’s a short walk into the Tonsley Complex.

Information for Exhibitors

How much does it cost to be part of Maker Faire Adelaide?

Non Commercial
Makers Individual Makers – $25
Not for profit/volunteer groups – $50

Commercial Makers
Individual Commercial Makers – $50
Startup (younger than 5 years old, > 10 employees) – $200
Company – $400

Educational Facilities
Schools – $100
TAFE – $250
University – $400

Food Vendors – $150

Will I need insurance?

You will not need Public Liability Insurance that is covered in your registration fee. You may require Professional Indemnity Insurance if you are selling products or service.

What do I get for the registration fee?

You will be given a powered site 4m x 4m and 1 trestle table and 2 chairs. Your area will have  a wall or fence on which you can hang or lean items. Your fee includes Public Liability insurance.

You many need to pay extra for a bigger space, more tables, chair and extra power.