Frequently asked questions

Q. Can I get casual access to the fabrication space and workshop?

A. Yes, see the membership page for our range of workshop passes.

Q. How much is it to rent a studio?

A. As rental amounts may fluctuate from time to time, please contact us with this enquiry.

Q. Can I live at the studio?

A. No.

Q. Can a studio be shared by two people?

A. Yes they can. One person must sign the lease and be responsible for payments.

Q. Does it cost more to share a studio?

A. There is a small additional surcharge for sharing a studio to cover overheads for the extra person.

Q. How much is a casual membership?

A. As prices may fluctuate from time to time, please contact us with this enquiry.

Q. Can I use the equipment and fabrication space even if I don’t have a studio?

A. Yes you can. Please refer to the Membership page for more information.

Q. Do I have to get a workshop pass when I lease a studio?

A. Anybody who wishes to use the workshop and fabrication space must get a workshop pass.

Q. Does the workshop pass allow me to use all of the machinery and equipment?

A. Yes it does.

Q. Do you provide personal protective equipment (PPE)?

A. No we do not. PPE must be provided by members and workshop users.

Q. Can I bring and use my own tools?

A. Yes you can. No responsibility will be taken by Space Tank Studio for any equipment you bring to the studio and use at the studio.

Q. Do you have a tool library?

A. Yes we do.

Q. Is there a fee for using tools from the tool library?

A. At this stage there is no fee for usage of tools from the tool library.

Q. Do you have storage facilities?

A. We have twenty three storage lock boxes of different sizes and racking shelves for long material.

Q. If I don’t have the skills or expertise to use the equipment, can I still use them?

A. No you may not. Ask us and we can help you get your work done.

Q. Do you run courses?

A. Yes we do. Please refer to the Events page or like our Facebook page for more information on events and courses at Space Tank Studio.

Q. Can I run a class or event at Space Tank Studio? What do I do?

A. Yes you can. Please refer to the Events page for more information.

Q. Are there any health and safety measures in place?

A. All members must be complete a Worksafe induction before commencing any work activity.

Q. Do I need my own public liability insurance?

A. Members are advised to have their own public liability insurance.

Q. Can I commission Space Tank Studio to make something?

A. Yes you can. Please refer to the Shop page on our website.

Q. Is there parking in the area?

A. there is ample car parking in front of the building and around the area.

Q. Can I park my bicycle in the studio?

A. We have ten bicycle racks at the studio.

Q. What is the closest public transport option?

A. Refer to the Contact page for more information.

Q. Can I get an artist residency if I live in Melbourne?

A. No. Our residency is reserved for interstate or international visitors only.

Q. Is the artist residency open to anybody?

A. Our residency program is for artists, designers and craftspeople. See the Space Page for more information.

Q. How much does an artist residency cost?

A. For more information on residency costs, please enquire via the Residency section on the Space page.

Q. How long are residencies?

A. Residencies will generally run for three months unless otherwise organised.