First ever YouTube Pop-up Space Sydney opens its doors at AFTRS

YouTube creators in Australia punch above their weight in terms of talent: with more than 30 homegrown channels that boast over a million subscribers, Australian creators are some of the most popular creative forces in the world. Some of today’s biggest superstars, like Troye Sivan, went from vlogging in his bedroom on his laptop in Perth to performing around the world promoting his Billboard-topping album.

For creators looking to bust out of their bedrooms and onto the world stage, we’ve got good news for you. From November 2 to 6, we’ll be hosting Australia’s first ever YouTube Pop-up Space in association with the Australian Film, Television and Radio School (AFTRS) in the Entertainment Quarter of Fox Studios.

Over the course of five days, creators will be able to shoot in multiple professional studios, with access to all the latest audiovisual and editing equipment to produce original and innovative digital video content for their own YouTube channels.

Rising Aussie creators such as Tom Thum, Wengie, Jayden Rodrigues, and SketchShe will be shooting new original content in the Space. Some creators will even be shooting in collaboration with others for the first time.

YouTube and AFTRS will be holding a variety of events and production workshops for creators, such as networking events, a business-building workshop, and a hands-on deep dive on Virtual Reality/360 videos.

On November 3, we’ll be kicking off the Australian YouTube Creators for Change program, featuring sessions with creators including Natalie Tran and Superwog, and a bootcamp to help creators promote awareness, tolerance, and empathy among their YouTube communities.

We’re especially pleased to be working with a renowned institution like AFTRS to discover and foster the next generation of Aussie talent.

Unfortunately slots for shoots are already full up, but you can follow the action on social media at #YouTubeSpaceSYD and stay informed of the latest news about activities and events. If you’re a budding YouTube creator, you can find more YouTube creator resources at and learn more about the YouTube Spaces across the world at