Weavers, from left to right Chris Cochius, Sue Batten, Milena Paplinska and Cheryl Thornton at work. Weaver Milly Formby in background.


Visitors are welcome to come to the Workshop at any time from Tuesday to Friday 10am-5pm. We have a small shop on site where we sell our exclusive yarns, with a colour range of over 360 colours and tones, as well as ATW cards, puzzles and books, and small and large completed tapestries.   


The Workshop has two galleries where completed large and small tapestries are on display.  Gallery viewing is by gold coin donation. 

Please note: The ATW will be closed on Tuesday the 7th of November for the Public Holiday.

Viewing the Workshop

Visitors are welcome to view the Workshop at any time from Tuesday to Friday, 10am-5pm (we recommend visiting before 3pm) for a gold coin donation. This allows visitors to observe the weavers at work from the Workshop mezzanine, and to look down into the Colour Laboratory where the yarns are dyed for production.

Guided Tours

Wednesdays at 11am and Thursdays at 2pm. 
The tours take approx 1 hour and cost $10 per person

Bookings are essential for guided tours at least 24 hrs in advance. Numbers are limited and tours do book out.

Please phone us on 03 9699 7885 or email contact@austapestry.com.au for a booking request or more information. The bookings office is closed Saturday - Sunday. 

Public Transport

Take the No 1 tram (South Melbourne Beach) in Swanston Street and alight at stop 24 or take the No 12 tram (St Kilda Beach) in Collins Street and alight at stop 129

Most of the parking around the Workshop is one or two hour metered parking. Parking at the South Melbourne Market on market days is free. The South Melbourne Market is open on Wednesday and Friday.

Self guided tapestry tour of Melbourne
There are many ATW tapestries on display in public buildings in and around Melbourne. To download a self guided tour of select tapestries on view, click on the link below. From time to time tapestries listed may come off public display. This self guided tapestry tour is a guide only. 



Tapestries in Melbourne (pdf 2kb)