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Welcome to the Lake Mac Libraries Fab Lab, the City’s newest technological hub.
Located at the Swansea Centre, the Fab Lab (digital fabrication lab) is an innovative educational space which is the first of its kind in regional New South Wales.
It joins over 1700 Fab Labs around the world to provide access to the environment, the skills, the materials and the advanced technology to allow anyone anywhere to make (almost) anything.
Visitors have the opportunity to develop skills in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Maths) and gain hands-on experience with advanced manufacturing equipment.
Some of the venue’s key features include:
Desktop PCs for rendering, game and graphics design
The space is accessible for all through a range of workshops, open days and by appointment.
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Frequently Asked Questions
You can find a range of equipment in the Fab Lab including:
There are four main ways to access the Fab Lab and its equipment:
You can find out more information about access here
The Fab Lab's regular opening hours are:
The Fab Lab is closed on public holidays, long weekends and during the Christmas/New Year shutdown
The Fab Lab is located at the northern end of the ground floor of the Swansea Centre, Pacific Highway, Swansea NSW 2281. Main access to the Fab Lab is via the carpark off Wood Street.
We do allow limited commercial use of the Fab Lab. Please see our Lake Make Club page for more details.
We will consider doing commissions. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with information about your commission and we will get in touch. Charges for undertaking commissions will include the cost of materials and staff time.
As part of Council’s commitment to running a Fab Lab, we have established an avenue for the public to access the facility for free.
Members are able to volunteer at the facility as a 'superuser' in exchange for a discount on access fees. This discount varies based on the number of volunteer hours undertaken each month.
Interested in becoming a superuser volunteer? View the position description and apply on our volunteer information page.
You can hire the space for events, workshops, meetups etc.
Please contact email@example.com with details on what you would like to hire the space for.
Note fees and charges may apply to hire the space.
Laser Cutting machine
Virtual Reality experience
The Fab Lab space at the Swansea Centre
The Fab Lab is proudly funded by the NSW Government in association with the State Library of NSW through the Public Library Infrastructure Grant program.