About us

From Wikipedia:

A hackerspace (also referred to as a hacklab, makerspace, or hackspace) is a community-operated workspace where people with common interests, often in computers, technology, science, digital art or electronic art, can meet, socialise and/or collaborate.

Hobart Hackerspace Inc. was founded in 2012 after a successful crowd funding campaign which was designed to not only raise money, but to also gauge the interest in opening a dedicated community workshop dedicated to technology and art. After many months of searching, a license was signed with the Tasmanian Department of Health and Human Services to utilise one of the heritage guardhouses at 2 St Johns Ave, New Town.

Visitors are welcome on Thursday nights from 7pm, however, you will be asked to join after a few visits as we rely on membership fees for a significant portion of our funding.


The Hobart Hackerspace is a registered Tasmanian not-for-profit association (Reg no IA12014).

Our activities are governed by our Articles of Association (Constitution). Although we are fundamentally a loose co-operative group, we have a Committee to make formal decisions.

Committee 2022/23

Position Person
President Tanya McLachlin-Troup
Vice-president Tom Harris
Secretary Leo Febey
Treasurer Shane Dalgliesh
Public Officer Brian Marriott
Committee members David Craig
  Zoë Sharman
  Trent Wyllie

For more information, please contact us with the contact form on this site.