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Woodworking Workshops

If you are looking to expand your woodworking knowledge or looking for somewhere to start take a look at some of the courses listed below - which we believe are some of the best and well known woodworking courses/workshops in Australia.

The courses listed below for beginners, right through to intermediate woodworkers with prices and availability varying to fit into any schedule.

Alternatively, Carbatec holds free woodworking demonstrations in their stores around Australia.

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Bywater Design
by Stuart Bywater
6/32 Zillmere Rd
Boondall Qld 4034
Stuart Bywater offers classes in both Fine Furniture and Wooden Surfboard Workshops. The classes are extremely popular, so make sure you book well in advance! Phone: (07) 3256 9000
Cost: differs between workshops
For more information, visit
Carol Russell Woodwork Queensland Carol has over 25 years’ experience as a furniture maker, antique restorer and teacher. Carol’s on-going love for timber led her to hand carving smaller objects like wooden spoons and knives, wooden vessels and milking stools. Based in Queensland, Carol travels Australia-wide teaching carving workshops. Carol’s stunning work has been exhibited widely, including in artisan’s Marketplace exhibition curated by Melinda Gagen.
Carol loves to teach woodwork, encouraging adults and children alike to experience the pleasure of creating something with their own hands from some of our beautiful Australian timber.
For more information on Carol and her work, visit her website
Cooroora Institute 780 Cooroy Belli Creed Rd
Blackmountain QLD 4563
The Cooroora Institue offers a range of workshops in fine crafts on the Sunshine Coast. Ross Annels teaches fine woodworking and furniture making classes, and with other visiting artists they offer classes and workshops in specialised skills including chairmaking, steambending and laminating, handtool woodworking, woodturning, spoon carving and sculpture.
Cost: from $200
For more information, visit
Make&Meld Makerspace
Brisbane A woodworking school for kids!
We provide a place to produce woodworking skills in an inner city environment which mirrors the workshops of our grandparents.

Make&Meld have designed a program to cultivate a sense of pride in learning a new skills which provides such opportunity for their growth both physically and mentally.
Our classes are self led based on a set of learning objectives. All children start at level 1 for each assessable skill and slowly develop their skills inorder to progress to the next level. This means your child can start at any age and we will guide them as required.
For more info please email us at or phone on 0401 632 421
Damion Fauser
Unit 4/38 Limeston Street
Darra QLD 4076
Damion runs fine woodworking classes and loves to share his passion for this craft. Damions has classes suited to all skill levels and students can attend one of the classes running on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6am - 10pm. For more information on times & prices, visit
Richard Vaughan Unit 7/16 Spine Street
Sumner Park QLD 4074
Richard runs classes on fine woodwork, typically furniture making. His workshops run for seven weeks, where participants will attend a one four hour session each week on either a Tuesday or Wednesday night.
Cost: $690
For more information visit
RM School of Woodworking
by Rob McKee
Woodturners Society of QLD - Hall
19 Pine Street
Greenslopes QLD 4120
The RM School of Woodworking runs an array of different courses in woodworking (router courses, furniture making, finishing) to woodturning and power tools courses. Courses run for beginners to intermediate woodworkers and prices vary per course.
Cost: $150 - $450
For more information, visit
Robert Howard 25 Stephens Rd
South Brisbane QLD 4101
Robert Howard runs fine woodworking classes in either furniture making or woodcarving. The classes are open to complete beginners so make sure to check this class out if you are just starting and looking to pick up the basic skills in fine woodworking. Robert supplies all tools and equipment so it is a great opportunity for you to use some tools before making a big investment - or if you already have tools, bring them along!
Cost: $70 per class
For more information, visit
The Brisbane School of Fine Woodwork
by Roy Schack
73 Mount O'Reilly Rd
Samford QLD 4520
Roy Schack runs The Brisbane School of Fine Woodwork to encourage students to make their own masterpieces. Roy's workshops are fully equipped as professional workshops - providing you with the perfect set up to learn fine woodworking.
Cost: from $1,100 per workshop
For more information, visit
Studio Dubbeld 142 Bundock St
Belgian Gardens QLD 4810
Individual woodworking tuition in a class environment. • Learn woodworking skills by designing and making your own project in 4 hour sessions. Open to students of all skill levels above the age of 16 (under 16's must be accompanied by a parent). All our classes are kept to small numbers – you get personal instruction and guidance every step of the way. Work at your own bench with high quality woodworking tools
Cost: $150 per session for the first 4, then $100 per session thereafter. materials extra
For more information, visit
Woodworking for Women
by Patt Gregory
48 Main Arm Road
Mullumbimby NSW 2482
Patt runs 4 day woodworking workshops on basic furniture making, table making and a short one day fundamentals of woodworking class. Pat specialises in teaching women woodworking as she understand and appreciates they see woodworking differently and like to learn differently aswell. If you have always wanted to make a start in woodworking, Pat's workshops give you a place to learn and be surrounded by like-minded ladies.
Cost: $115 - $595 depending on workshop
For more information, visit
Olivia O'Connor
Melbourne Emerse yourself in carving with a 1-day basic woodcarving class or a 4-day rocking horse course. Offered by highly sought-after and skilled carver Olivia O'Conner.
Cost: from $250 per class.
For more information visit
Handsome & Co
19 Lincoln St
Richmond VIC 3121
Handsome & Co offer term long courses wich provide students with the fundamentals in hand tool skills and methodologies needed to create fine wood objetcs.
Cost: from $595 per term
For more information visit
Melbourne Guild of Fine Woodworking
14 Cottage St
Blackburn VIC 3130
The Melbourne Guild of Fine Woodworking offers 8 & 9 week courses that help students undertake their own projects with the help of professional tutors. Classes are small with max of 8 students which allows for a lot of assistance.
Cost: from $492 per term
For more information visit
Melbourne School of Fine Woodworking (MSFW)
Unit 6, 27-29 Lexton Road, Box Hill North Vic 3129 MSFW is a not-for-profit woodworking club that specializes in specialist workshops, tutor groups and project based courses in fine furniture for woodworkers of all skill levels.
Cost: from $55 for tutoring & from $150 for short courses
For more information visit
Phoebe Everill
100 Pollards Lane
Drummond VIC 3461
Phoebe runs weekly classes for beginners throught to advanced woodworkers on tuning & sharpening to jig making and more.
For more information visit
South Australia    
Adelaide Hills Woodworking
Echunga, South Australia Set in the beautiful Adelaide Hills, Ben teaches short Taste of Woodworking courses and longer 10 week Introduction to Woodworking courses. Emphasis is placed on the use of hand tools and hand skills to build competency before machinery use.
Cost: from $150
Adelaide School of Woodwork
Adelaide, South Australia The Adelaide School of Woodwork (Taylor McLean) offers students of zero to little knowledge the opportunity to gain the techniques and knowledge to complete projects with success and confidence.
Cost: Class cost range in price.
For more information visit Adelaid School of Woodwork.
New South Wales    
Sophie's Spoon
Azalea Street
Mullumbimby, NSW
Sophie teaches the wonderfully addictive art of spoon carving by hand using locally sourced wood. In her workshops you will learn all about wood, how to use carving tools and create your own beautiful spoon to take home and use. Beginners are very welcome. Come and create in Sophie's workshop in Mullumbimby or get a group of friends together and she'll come to you.
Splinter Workshop
Suite 1.21 Level 2
75 Mary St
St Peters NSW 2044
Splinter Workshop focuses on the training of the proper use of hand tools and developing hand skills. They promote a relaxed atmosphere where you can work at your own pace.
Cost: from $770 for short courses
Western Australia    
Perth Wood School
81 Abermethy Road
Belmont WA 6140
Perth Wood School offers 12 different courses from how to hand cut a dovetail to projects like a hall table course. They also offer an introductory woodworking course - perfect for those just starting out.
Cost: $140 - $850 depending on course
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