Brunswick Mechanics is a centre for experimental performance and artist-led learning that supports artists in the development and presentation of experimental work year-round. Working with independent artists and creative organisations across Melbourne, Brunswick Mechanics hosts a diverse cultural program of performance, film, talks and music, as well as classes, workshops and community celebrations. Behind the scenes, local and visiting artists use the spaces year-round to create new contemporary works. Brunswick Mechanics Institute is managed by Next Wave and Moreland City Council.

Brunswick Mechanics is excited to welcome you to our venue. In line with the Victorian Chief Health Officer’s guidance, Next Wave is implementing a variety of public health and physical distancing measures to keep our visitors safe.

Audience COVID Safe Policy

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A short overview of how you can keep yourself and others safe while at Brunswick Mechanics.  

Brunswick Mechanics It’s been a minute! We’re so excited to finally welcome you back to our venue Brunswick Mechanics. In line with the Victorian Chief Health Officer’s guidance, Next Wave is implementing a variety of public health and physical distancing measures to keep our visitors (you) safe. 

Please note these are conditions of entry. 
What you can expect when visiting Brunswick Mechanics 

** Wear a fitted mask when visiting Brunswick Mechanics, and keep it on in indoor spaces. If you don’t have one, there are disposable masks available. Please ask one of our friendly team members in Studio 2.  

Complete the QR Contact Tracing Code if you enter the Brunswick Mechanics building, located at the entry via Sydney Road.Using your mobile phone, you must scan the QR code on entry and follow the prompts, to register your details. If you need help with getting the QR code to work, please give us a shout. This data will be important if there is a case reported on site. All data is confidential and not provided to third-parties.  

If you do not have a mobile phone, please leave your name and contact details on the form provided by staff to support contact tracing. 

Practice good hygiene: Hand sanitizer available at multiple locations at Brunswick Mechanics. Use it when you arrive at Brunswick Mechanics, or after handling items or touching surfaces. 

Keep your distance: Maintain a distance of 1.5m from other visitors on site. Adhere to maximum room capacities as directed at the entry way to different spaces at Brunswick Mechanics. 

Observe Room Capacity Signage Please adhere to room capacity signage. You may be asked to wait outside venue until the room capacity will allow entry. Suggested edit: please be patient. You will be granted access to a room only when there is capacity/vacancy? 

Stay home if you’re feeling unwell Attending our venue when you’re feeling unwell puts yourself and others at risk, please do not visit if you’re unwell, have experienced cold or flu symptoms in the last 14 days, or have returned from overseas in the last 14 days.  

Be patient and kind to staff and other visitors: Please be patient as we navigate our new COVID normal. You are welcome to send feedback about your experience to 

Our venue is undergoing enhanced cleaning throughout the day. As Government recommendations evolve we will continue to update information about visiting. We encourage you to follow @BrunswickMechanicsInstitute on social media (FB / IG) for regular updates about programming and any changes.