About Maker Faire Adelaide

An event to inspire, inform, connect and entertain thousands of attendees in a family-friendly environment that celebrates technology, education, science, arts, crafts, engineering, food, sustainability – and more.

Makers range from tech enthusiasts to crafters to homesteaders to scientists to garage tinkerers.  They are of all ages and backgrounds. The aim of Maker Faire Adelaide is to entertain, inform, connect and grow this community.

Maker Faire Adelaide will bring people and ideas together at Tonsley – South Australia’s latest hub for innovation, education and entrepreneurship.

There will be over 100 displays of ideas and creativity, that will surprise and delight. Maker Faire Adelaide will be a chance to meet makers, ask questions, and see old crafts and new technologies side by side. There will also be opportunities to get hands on at workshops and a world class speakers program that will entertain the brain.

Since our inaugural Mini Maker Faire in 2013, our event has grown vastly in scale and popularity to become the largest of its kind in the Southern Hemispehere. A significant achievement for Adelaide and testament to the power of volunteers and an eager community coming togther to make something great.

Maker Faire Adelaide is independently organised and operated under license from Maker Media, Inc. by South Australian Makers Incorporated, a not for profit organisation that exists to provide opportunities for and to promote makers and making in South Australia.

Proceeds from Maker Faire Adelaide are used to support Fab Lab Adelaide, a volunteer run community workshop providing low cost access to digital fabrication equipment such as 3D printers and a laser cutter.


Maker Faire originated in 2006 in the San Francisco Bay Area as a project of the editors of Make: magazine.  It has since grown into a significant worldwide network of both flagship and independently-produced events.  Read more on Maker Faire history, the Maker Movement, as well as how to start a Maker Faire or a School Maker Faire where you live.