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Etsy Is Coming to Australia

May 16, 2011

by matt handmade and vintage goods

matt_bio.jpgIt’s about damn time that someone from Etsy said hello to our friends in Australia, and I am very pleased to be the one to do it. I’ll be in Sydney and Melbourne June 3-5, 2011, and I would love nothing more than to gather Etsy members together, have a conversation, answer any questions you may have, and most importantly, invite you to meet and toast one another. Sadly, I will only be in Australia for three days (ugh! sorry, no time for Perth, Brisbane, Tasmania, or Adelaide on this quick trip. ), but I want to see as many of you as I can, as often as I can.

Here is where I will be. Can you join me?

Friday June 3:

I have been invited to Sydney as part of Creative Sydney, an annual celebration of makers, thinkers and creativity in Sydney.  This is where you will first find me.

1. Hands On: Makers Show Their Wares — 18:00

Sydney Opera House
2 Macquarie St
Sydney New South Wales 2000

Creative Sydney is hosting Hands On: Makers Show Their Wares. The session will introduce five of Sydney’s most outstanding designers,  makers and artisans. We’ll hear how they craft unique products, manage niche production processes and share their work with fans around the world.

Participants include Jodie Fox, founder of Shoes of Prey; Keg de Souza, a member of the Rizzeria printmaking collective; Jeremy Somers, founder of swimwear and print label We Are Handsome, and collaborative eyewear label COLAB.

There’s just one spot left on the line up – and the good people at Creative Sydney are saving it for an Etsy seller! If you’d like to share your work on stage at the Sydney Opera House, email with a link to your Etsy store and a one-line description of what you’d share with the Creative Sydney audience. They’ll invite one maker to present their product to the masses for 5 minutes! Entries close Friday, May 27, 2011.

From there, despite my king-sized jetlag, we will go party!

2. Etsy Party at the Kings Cross Hotel — 21:00

We’re teaming up with Creative Sydney and fbi Radio 94.5 FM to throw an epic Etsy party.

FBI Social at the Kings Cross Hotel
L2 248 William St,
Sydney, Australia 2011

We’ll be setting up an Etsy room there for everyone to show off their work . Please bring something to share and then stick around for DJs, drinks, and dancing.

Space is limited for this event, so please RSVP here 

Saturday, June 4:

1. The Affection Economy — 14:15

Sydney Opera House
2 Macquarie St
Sydney New South Wales 2000

I’ll be speaking at the Sydney Opera house as part of the affection economy session. Currently, this is waiting list only, but we’ll keep you posted if some spaces over up

2. Etsy Meetup and Chat with Matt — 16:00

Sydney Opera House, Western Foyer
2 Macquarie St
Sydney New South Wales 2000

Following my talk, I’ll be hosting an Etsy meetup at the Western Foyers of the Sydney Opera House – just outside the Playhouse Theatre. Please join me for a no-holds-barred chat about all things Etsy. I’ll be there to answer your questions and to hear about your experiences as a creative professional in Australia

Bye, bye, Sydney. Hello, Melbourne!

Sunday, June 5: Melbourne Australia

1. Etsy Evening: Food, Drinks, and Chat With Matt — 18:00

The Social Studio
128 Smith Street
Collingwood VIC 3066,

I’ll be hosting an Etsy evening at the deeply rad Social Studio in Melbourne. There will be a buffet of delicious food and wine, great company, and the opportunity for you to have your Etsy questions answered  and to share your experiences as a creative professional in Melbourne. Please feel to bring something from your shop to show the group.



It will be a whirlwind three days in Australia, but I could not be more excited!


  • MegansMenagerie

    MegansMenagerie said 6 years ago


  • OverstockDeals

    OverstockDeals said 6 years ago

    ah jeez, wish I were headin' to australia! :)

  • VidGirlsandDolls

    VidGirlsandDolls said 6 years ago

    Thanks for Sharing. Good luck !

  • VaVaVoomByNikkiDanby

    VaVaVoomByNikkiDanby said 6 years ago

    Good news!

  • DaniCalve

    DaniCalve said 6 years ago

    Sounds grand! Would love to visit Australia. :)

  • rosebudshome

    rosebudshome said 6 years ago

    Love Australia, say HELLO to my ETSY customers!

  • redhardwick

    redhardwick said 6 years ago

    Sounds like so much fun! Enjoy! :)

  • Iammie

    Iammie said 6 years ago

    Yay for Australian crafters!

  • amyawalters

    amyawalters said 6 years ago

    enjoy australia matt. some advice: australian's think it's the lamest thing in the world when you say "down under"

  • PillowPallooza

    PillowPallooza said 6 years ago

    I wish I was there....... where is Oprah when you need her ♥

  • SheppardHillDesigns

    SheppardHillDesigns said 6 years ago

    Lucky Matt. A beautiful place full of charming people. Have fun!

  • NaturalPetProducts

    NaturalPetProducts said 6 years ago

    WOO HOO, can you take someone with you?! :-) Would love to go, lucky you.

  • mkh109

    mkh109 said 6 years ago

    I will be in Sydney with a group from college on a travel study! We are going to the Opera house one day. It would be awesome if it was at the same time that you are there!

  • TheMillineryShop

    TheMillineryShop said 6 years ago

    Oh I WISH!

  • strawberryluna

    strawberryluna said 6 years ago

    You're the coolest Matt :) Have a blast down under and report back!

  • LittleMissDressUp

    LittleMissDressUp said 6 years ago

    Wow- That is fab!!! The Aussies are great- I studied there in college. I wish I could attend.

  • Parachute425

    Parachute425 said 6 years ago


  • CathodeBlue

    CathodeBlue said 6 years ago

    Welcome! Love our awesome Aussie customers! :)

  • iomiss

    iomiss said 6 years ago

    You'll be really busy Matt!! Hope it is a good and productive travel!

  • Leocardia

    Leocardia said 6 years ago

    Go there! It´s very nice to meet Matt in person. Last year even before the european Etsy labs opened in Berlin, he came to Munich to encourage the Etsians here.

  • SoliDeoGloriaSDG

    SoliDeoGloriaSDG said 6 years ago

    Good luck, Aus!

  • DaHukaHouse

    DaHukaHouse said 6 years ago


  • jessabella08

    jessabella08 said 6 years ago

    COOL. AUSTRALIAN ETSARIANS REJOYCE! We are all heaps proud of our shops here . Promote australian shops, 80o/o of my clients are in the States or Canada. See you soon Matt. <3

  • ikabags

    ikabags said 6 years ago

    :)) Enjoy :)

  • BanglewoodSupplies

    BanglewoodSupplies said 6 years ago

    Very Nice!

  • notApplicable

    notApplicable said 6 years ago

    wouLD LOvE to viSiT oNE daY! SoMEdaY.

  • TheScarfTree

    TheScarfTree said 6 years ago

    Great that you are going to Australia and you are adding exposure there! I have had alot of buyers come to my store from Australia! Beautiful and great country! All the best on your trip!

  • PixieLouFelt

    PixieLouFelt said 6 years ago

    What about Brisbane. What's wrong with us?????

  • LAccentNou

    LAccentNou said 6 years ago! I go to Australia to say Hello to Matt! :D Have fun guys!

  • TinyStuff

    TinyStuff said 6 years ago

    I have always wanted to go to Australia...Take lots of pictures while you are there :)

  • Verdurebydesign

    Verdurebydesign said 6 years ago

    Yah! I'm so excited and am RSVPing right away. Thank you.

  • maplemist

    maplemist said 6 years ago

    A very warm welcome to you Matt and hope Etsy can come to Brisbane soon!

  • NanaBellAntiques

    NanaBellAntiques said 6 years ago

    Excellent! Some Day I will come and Visit! Monica Nana Bell Antiques & TheIDConnection :)

  • pdiana67

    pdiana67 said 6 years ago

    Matt, Have a fab meet & greet with Aussie Etsyers! Pity you're not coming to Brisbane - maybe next time?? Diana

  • ohbabydotcom

    ohbabydotcom said 6 years ago

    Tie me kangaroo down, Matt Tie me kangaroo down. Tie me kangaroo down, Matt Tie me kangaroo down. : )

  • lithospherial

    lithospherial said 6 years ago

    Welcome but may I suggest a review of your itinerary. Brisbane's where you really wanna be in the middle of the Australian winter!

  • HotFudge

    HotFudge said 6 years ago

    Excellent - I know you will have the time of your life here in Oz. However, I have to agree with Lithospherial - Brisbane is the ONLY place you'll want to be at that time of the year!

  • theroyal

    theroyal said 6 years ago

    good for you australia

  • gretchenmist

    gretchenmist said 6 years ago

    cool!! will be at the melbourne meetup for sure!

  • percivalroad

    percivalroad said 6 years ago


  • BambuEarth

    BambuEarth said 6 years ago

    so cool. ♥

  • NestInTheAttic

    NestInTheAttic said 6 years ago

    I'm with *lithospherial*!!! Would have been fab to see you Matt, but not that easy to get down south. Brisbane should definitely have been on your agenda. Besides it IS too bl**dy cold down there! :)

  • Juzii

    Juzii said 6 years ago

    Great News. I will try to be in Sydney 4th June for the meetup. Just 3hrs down the road so hope to make it.

  • fawa

    fawa said 6 years ago

    Australia is one of the most magical and wonderful places in the whole entire world, and so are the people!!!! Go australia go!!

  • Astrachic

    Astrachic said 6 years ago

    How exciting Matt! You have a very busy time and only a few days. Be sure to come again soon and visit Adelaide too! Great hearing everyones comments about Australia.

  • BlueMonsoonStudios

    BlueMonsoonStudios said 6 years ago

    Yay!!!!!! You'll love it. But what shame you've only got three days - you really need three months, then you can see the outback, the centre and the awesome tropical north. Next time aye, mate ;)))))

  • priscafaith

    priscafaith said 6 years ago

    :) awesome, but would have to agree on coming to brisbane too! and no one here uses "down under" but all the same, welcome :D

  • PenelopeRed

    PenelopeRed said 6 years ago

    sounds great! it IS about time Etsy made its way to here! although 3 days is certainly not enough, atleast you get to see the Opera House, and perhaps what you could say a colorful side of Sydney- Kings Cross. I will probably be joining you on the Friday.

  • lizincognito

    lizincognito said 6 years ago

    Such great news! Shame you can't fit Brisbane in... maybe you can extend your stay??

  • MariannMonika

    MariannMonika said 6 years ago

    Fantastic news!!!

  • theori

    theori said 6 years ago

    Narrgh! If only i was over in the Eastern states, they get all the cool stuff! If i could take time off work I would SO be there!

  • mystudio

    mystudio said 6 years ago

    It sounds terrific. Try and squeeze in an extra day or two if you can Matt. There's so much to see here.

  • KylieO

    KylieO said 6 years ago

    Wow, that sounds awesome! I would be there in a flash if I wasn't on the other side of the country. Have a great time and good luck with that jet lag.

  • artnomadix

    artnomadix said 6 years ago

    Great ! Hopefully your visit here will bring Etsy into view for many Australians who don't even know about it yet! Would love to be there ....but I'm up in the Northern Rivers region just south of Brisbane, where it's warm and sunny. Hopefully we will have some representation from the DUST team there, -the Down Under Street Team, DUSTing up some fabulous artworks for you to see the vibrant and colourful creativity our members come up with !!

  • jodiefox

    jodiefox said 6 years ago

    Hi Matt, Looking forward to meeting you on the third! - Jodie Fox from Shoes of Prey

  • lizbriggsdesigns

    lizbriggsdesigns said 6 years ago

    Fantastic news

  • CountrySquirrelsRUS

    CountrySquirrelsRUS said 6 years ago

    Awe man! I love Australia, have always wanted to go...even looked at some property... and have so many awesome customers there. You'll have to give a full report when you return!

  • earlybirdcreations

    earlybirdcreations said 6 years ago

    Exciting stuff! Wish I could be there! Next time perhaps :) Enjoy your "fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants" trip Matt!

  • KellyZarb

    KellyZarb said 6 years ago

    Oh hopefully I'm not working so I can swing by!! This is great news for us Aussies. Yay!!

  • krunki

    krunki said 6 years ago

    Woohoo! But 3 days is not even close to enough time to enjoy Syd and Melb!

  • TheNightjar

    TheNightjar said 6 years ago

    lucky lucky lucky if you get to go! wish i could go back soon!

  • paperholiday

    paperholiday said 6 years ago

    Sounds like a ton of fun!

  • RedLotusJewellery

    RedLotusJewellery said 6 years ago

    I am in Melbourne but sadly wont be in Melbourne for this! Regardless, its great news. Hope yo enjoy your stay!

  • milkandcookies

    milkandcookies said 6 years ago

    fantastic! but only 3 days? that will be jetlag ouch!

  • breadandroses2

    breadandroses2 said 6 years ago

    Australia is surely a great destination. Have a swell time!

  • KathyPanton

    KathyPanton said 6 years ago

    ohh!! Please come to Brisbane!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Its only an hour on the plane from Sydney!

  • KathyPanton

    KathyPanton said 6 years ago

    Ok Im coming down!!!!!!!

  • KathyPanton

    KathyPanton said 6 years ago

    man you are going to be SO jetlagged lol

  • freshlypickeddesigns

    freshlypickeddesigns said 6 years ago

    Hurray for Australia!

  • BAGSupplier

    BAGSupplier said 6 years ago

    Good News!

  • erinkazaam

    erinkazaam said 6 years ago

    Are you suuuuure you don't want to pop up to Brisbane for a day? :) Seriously though, it's great to see Etsy visit Aus!

  • jankaly

    jankaly said 6 years ago

    Good to see you visit AU! Why not pop over to Perth for day as well!

  • edwardandlilly

    edwardandlilly said 6 years ago

    It's awesome that you're coming to Australia but what about Brisbane!? BrisStyle, the Brisbane Etsy team has over 160 members now who would love to chat to an Etsy rep! Maybe if there's a return visit in the future you could add Bris to your itinerary?

  • MerCurios

    MerCurios said 6 years ago

    Say hello to all my friends down under! Enjoy your trip. xo, MJ

  • lillebeart

    lillebeart said 6 years ago

    Forget Brisbane, the weather is soooo bland, and Melbourne is NOT what you call cold.....besides we have culture, and subculture and all the shades inbetween.... and talk about art.....and as I am from one of the places down under of down under, yes we use the term, it's the "g'day" bit we find the cheese. Will be there with bells on Matt- see you on our turf.

  • mypatchesstudio

    mypatchesstudio said 6 years ago

    Enjoy your trip!!

  • awindowintime

    awindowintime said 6 years ago

    Ive always wanted to visit Australia, so when ALOT of my customers were from Australia, I was excited!

  • anne4bags

    anne4bags said 6 years ago

    Can't believe how busy you will be! While it will be great to have you in Melbourne, next time come for longer! It's a fabulous place for independent artisans! See you there.

  • Indounik

    Indounik said 6 years ago

    Awesome. Australia is a big country and as I'm on the other side of it, it's not likely I'll get across for these events but it's great to see. Looks like a fantastic opportunity for those who can make it. Enjoy!

  • matt Admin

    matt said 6 years ago

    Ok, I removed the downunder reference. I had no idea (total Australia noob). Unfortunately, I will not be able to make it to Brisbane or Adelaide on this trip. The only was I was able to make this trip work with preexisting obligations was to limit it to three days.

  • heidiadnum

    heidiadnum said 6 years ago

    What a treat for us in OZ that you're coming to visit, Matt! Hope you have a great time. I love hearing 'Down Under', so don't worry about that :)

  • KathyPanton

    KathyPanton said 6 years ago

    it was a Brit that said that about downunder lol we like the term downunder, theres even a song

  • estasketch

    estasketch said 6 years ago

    Man, no seats left for the Creative Sydney events? Can I justify the drive down just for a Kings Cross Etsy party? (I think I can...)

  • kirstenann

    kirstenann said 6 years ago

    It's great you are coming to Melbourne you will love it! a great way to let people know all about Etsy.

  • ElizaJaneClips

    ElizaJaneClips said 6 years ago

    As Melburnian Etsy people we are soooo excited that you're coming to Melbs. Really looking forward to the event and meeting you!

  • rarebeasts

    rarebeasts said 6 years ago

    Cool see you in Sydney!!!

  • ShadeOfABonsai

    ShadeOfABonsai said 6 years ago

    Next time - Hobart, Tasmania!

  • pannikin

    pannikin said 6 years ago

    Awesome. I'm Brisbane based though so won't be able to check it out. PS. I agree with amyawalters - the term 'down under' is lame. So is saying G'day. Don't say that. No Australian I know says this.

  • retrofitreality

    retrofitreality said 6 years ago

    Great that Matt is coming to Australia to share the Etsy love - remember to pack some winter woollies Matt

  • whitenoisemaker

    whitenoisemaker said 6 years ago

    Hope one day Etsy makes it all the way down to NEW ZEALAND! :)

  • lorenabr

    lorenabr said 6 years ago

    Lovely !

  • planettreasures

    planettreasures said 6 years ago

    Great news, would love to get there to meet you - I'm an hour and a bit outside Sydney.

  • lewlew09

    lewlew09 said 6 years ago

    Would love Etsy to come a little further to New Zealand soon!!

  • misslelly

    misslelly said 6 years ago

    You left Tasmania off the map. How rude. There's a tonne of crafting talent there.

  • mybeardedpigeon

    mybeardedpigeon said 6 years ago

    Well it's about bloody time!! And Yay!! And yes please don't say g'day it makes us cringe. Have a ball!!!!Unfortunately I can't make it!!!

  • mybeardedpigeon

    mybeardedpigeon said 6 years ago

    And wouldn't it be great to feature an Australian seller with for example s map of Australia cushion on your blogpost picture! Hint hint!!!!!!

  • RubyTombstone

    RubyTombstone said 6 years ago

    Wish I could make it to one of those places, but they're way too far away. Will try to find someone to convey my questions to though.

  • RubyTombstone

    RubyTombstone said 6 years ago

    Oh wow. I'm not trying to be funny or anything, but leaving Tassie off the map? Wow. No offence, but just a tiny bit of preparatory research on Etsy's part would have been nice.

  • VkLeather

    VkLeather said 6 years ago

    ....and futher advice, dont believe any of us if we caution to watch out for 'drop bears' :)

  • byconnie

    byconnie said 6 years ago

    Have a fabulous time in Oz Matt! You know, there are also these other fabulous Australian capital cities who are huge supporters of Etsy - Perth, Hobart and Darwin (not sure how much support there is in Darwin, but u should be able to see the stats on that) if u are to mention just capital cities, becos there are many regional supporters too. But seeing as u only have 3 days in Oz... Sydney & Melbourne were the perfect choices! ENJOY!

  • matt Admin

    matt said 6 years ago

    Sorry Perth, just gave you a quick shout out

  • matt Admin

    matt said 6 years ago

    And Tasmania and NZ. We'll make it back again soon.

  • sugarloop

    sugarloop said 6 years ago

    Right,I'm flying over to Sydney in June!

  • percyhandmade

    percyhandmade said 6 years ago

    How exciting! I am so happy Etsy is coming to Oz! I live in Canberra (a 2.5 hour drive or a 1 hour flight) from Sydney so I try my very best to attend! Yay!!!!

  • amyawalters

    amyawalters said 6 years ago

    I AM Australian, not a Brit! I've only been living in the UK for two years! By the way guys, it wasn't etsy who left tassie off the map, it was the seller of that paper cut. He has written a big disclaimer on the listing saying he knows he left it off and he's sorry but because of the nature of the paper cut he couldn't include it. I guess he got a lot of hate mail! Matt you will love Melbourne, it's a great city, the most like a European city that you will find in Australia.

  • harlex

    harlex said 6 years ago

    come to Hong Kong or Asia next time :)

  • byconnie

    byconnie said 6 years ago

    heheee Matt, thx for the shoutout to Perth! Oh yeah percyhandmade, Matt there's also our Australian Capital City, Canberra! Ok enough of the geog. lesson! Have an absolute blast. We are a lovely fun bunch :)

  • chickadoolane

    chickadoolane said 6 years ago

    next time come to Perth...please!!!

  • littlejennywren

    littlejennywren said 6 years ago

    Well I am in Tassie but would love to go to the Melbourne meet up. You will love Melbourne, well you will probably love Sydney too but I love Melbourne best. When you come back, come to Tassie, lots of great Etsy sellers here and wonderful food, wine, beer, chocolate, countryside, mountains, beaches, cute little cities.

  • shellsherree

    shellsherree said 6 years ago

    How exciting!! I'm putting my plea in for adding a Brisbane leg as well! Here's hoping ~ next time, if not this. It's gorgeous up here. Wishing you a wonderful time, Matt, and I'm really happy for the Australian Etsians who can make it along.

  • Gooseflesh

    Gooseflesh said 6 years ago

    Great to hear you're coming to Australia. Shame Brisbane is not on your itinary. Enjoy your stay

  • JulieAnnsJewels

    JulieAnnsJewels said 6 years ago

    Enjoy your visit to Aust, who knows you may fall in love with us and make repeat visits to other cities and the small county towns like mine... Nhill.

  • AccentsandPetals

    AccentsandPetals said 6 years ago

    Sounds like fun. Enjoy your trip.

  • KiwiLiz

    KiwiLiz said 6 years ago

    Tasmania isn't part of your tour OR you map, the Tasmanians will deeply offended. Thankfully I'm in Melbourne! Hurray!

  • RadicalGlass

    RadicalGlass said 6 years ago

    Wow no time to get over your Jet lag. Have fun here in Aus. Oh and don't forget to bring warm clothing for the mornings/evenings. Getting rather chilly here now.

  • littleshopofphotos

    littleshopofphotos said 6 years ago

    I so wish I could be heading to Australia!!!!!

  • Rhubarbacado

    Rhubarbacado said 6 years ago

    brilliant! Melbourne meet, here I come!

  • Sarahlovescountry

    Sarahlovescountry said 6 years ago

    Yay for Sydney Visits and Vivid Festival !!

  • HopnFrogPottery

    HopnFrogPottery said 6 years ago

    Hey Matt, i hope u enjoy our beautiful cities of Sydney & Melbourne. I hope to have a chance to pop over to the Opera house for the 'meet up & chat'. By the way, bring warm clothes, the evenings & mornings are quite cold atm :o)

  • belindasaville

    belindasaville said 6 years ago

    Ohhhhhh, I would have LOVED to have come along to the Melbourne meet...but we'll be in Darwin on holidays! :-( Promise you'll come back again soon, Matt!! ;-)

  • shabbychateau

    shabbychateau said 6 years ago

    enjoy your visit, Melbournes wonderful. Next time put Perth on your itinerary.

  • jibbyandjuna

    jibbyandjuna said 6 years ago

    Matt it sounds like you will be seriously exhausted...but I look forward to hearing morning about our Australian Etsians!

  • SweetScarletDesigns

    SweetScarletDesigns said 6 years ago

    Awesome, great. See you in Sydney!

  • missfit87

    missfit87 said 6 years ago

    yay matt gave perth a shout out!! im just happy ur recognising australia!!

  • mickyOHriginal

    mickyOHriginal said 6 years ago

    wooo hooo, i live in melbourne! ill be there!! :)

  • Booboodada

    Booboodada said 6 years ago

    That's great news! You'd better start shopping for your winter woolies! Looking forward to meeting you in Melbourne :)

  • shimmerandglow

    shimmerandglow said 6 years ago

    I'll be there! :D

  • Debinito

    Debinito said 6 years ago

    Melbourne welcomes you and all the etsy community. If you get a chance, pop down Brunswick Street, Fitzroy (around the corner from Collingwood). It's a 3D experience of etsy with fab coffee and a melting pot of cultures.

  • magicjelly

    magicjelly said 6 years ago

    At laaaaast! Australians have been some of Etsy's most engaged, enthusiastic & talented members since the beginning, so it's nice that you're finally dropping by - although 3 days is pretty brief! Just a little note...for consistency's sake, it should read "...Perth, Brisbane, Hobart, or Adelaide..." (Tasmania is the state, not the capital city). Just my opinion too...I don't have a problem with "down under", "g'day", "bewdy mate", "cooee cobber" or any other aus-related colloquialisms - I think they're quaint & colourful!

  • jwatty

    jwatty said 6 years ago

    Melbourne is pretty much the best place in the world! Gertrude Street, Cookie (great restaurant) and an afternoon coffee in St. Kilda makes for a wonderful day. I am so jealous I can't stand it. Have a great trip!

  • Mclovebuddy

    Mclovebuddy said 6 years ago


  • rosi3

    rosi3 said 6 years ago

    Just had a buyer from Australia!

  • monkeywingdesigns

    monkeywingdesigns said 6 years ago

    Fantastic! You will have a great time in Australia.

  • KathyPanton

    KathyPanton said 6 years ago

    no more seats left at the Opera House..

  • lewunique

    lewunique said 6 years ago

    I had a customer just last week ask me if I ship to Australia... Exciting times in Etsy!

  • melliechicken

    melliechicken said 6 years ago

    Welcome to Sydney! I hope you have a blast while you are here. I love Etsy and I'm always telling people how great the site is. I would love for more shops to ship to us so please help spread the word :)

  • ShinyThingsAustralia

    ShinyThingsAustralia said 6 years ago

    fantastic news! Maybe next time Adelaide can be on your list - we have some amazing artisans here in South Australia, & we so often get put in the "too hard" basket for travel gigs :)

  • pogoshop

    pogoshop said 6 years ago

    I'm here in the U.S., but have met so many kind Aussie friends through Etsy. They give me a lovely impression of Australia. Sounds like a great trip, Matt. Have a blast!

  • NicholeDesigns

    NicholeDesigns said 6 years ago


  • RosalindGraceDesigns

    RosalindGraceDesigns said 6 years ago

    Oh Yay on coming to Australia but boo - I can't make it :-( Enjoy Sydney!

  • hundredsofbuttons

    hundredsofbuttons said 6 years ago

    This is a good move. I hope it goes well for everyone who can be there.


    mOKIdESIGN said 6 years ago

    Matt What about New Zealand!!!!

  • PassionflowerJewelry

    PassionflowerJewelry said 6 years ago

    WOW, I'm feeling the love for Oz!! Totally bummed you aren't coming to Brisvegas Matt, next time, pretty please?

  • sharronmay

    sharronmay said 6 years ago

    This is great news. Have to add another voice for Brisbane next time please. You will have a great time regardless of number of days.

  • ritarenata

    ritarenata said 6 years ago

    congratulation to this event, that is sooo great . yippie hurray to australia!!! tell them greetings from europe! rita

  • miniink

    miniink said 6 years ago

    Sniff. Will be there in spirit, while I create over here in Perth. Glad to see you are visiting our fair country!

  • achrisst

    achrisst said 6 years ago

    sounds great

  • girliepains

    girliepains said 6 years ago

    Oh joy!

  • girliepains

    girliepains said 6 years ago

    Oh joy!

  • girliepains

    girliepains said 6 years ago

    Oh joy!

  • myvintageheart2011

    myvintageheart2011 said 6 years ago

    thats fantastic hopefully I will c u in melbourne

  • waltersbeads

    waltersbeads said 6 years ago

    its about time - yes!

  • waltersbeads

    waltersbeads said 6 years ago

    its about time - yes!

  • WriteAtHome

    WriteAtHome said 6 years ago

    Sending LOVE to all the family and friends in Australia... I'll be there in spirit. In the mean time, for those of you who miss the outback, check out:

  • 28cici

    28cici said 6 years ago

    hope we have more customers from all over the world

  • MeAndBoo

    MeAndBoo said 6 years ago

    Smith Street is a great place, you have to visit The Lost and Found Market (vintage delights) and Monsieur Truffle - for the best hot chocolate in town. Will try and get to the meeting, hurrah!

  • SusannahTucker

    SusannahTucker said 6 years ago

    Brilliant! How about you pop over to NZ while you are Down Under? :)

  • ArtistsBook

    ArtistsBook said 6 years ago

    People showing their wares on a Friday night in Kings Cross has all sorts of connotations. You'll see what I mean when you get here, just step outside for a while. We think of Vivid Sydney as a light show; I just had a look at the program and it seems to have expanded this year. Pity all the tickets are gone but that's typical Sydney. I hope you enjoy your trip. Autumn in Sydney is lovely. If you have any spare time have a look at the Craft NSW Shop in the Rocks. BTW I find it a bit insulting that you used a photo that shows "mainland Australia" rather than Australia and that you've chosen a product from an American seller to promote this article. AM

  • TiTiLI

    TiTiLI said 6 years ago

    Would love to visit Australia

  • missymaomao

    missymaomao said 6 years ago

    Enjoy your stay Matt. We are very welcoming here so you should feel pretty much at home.

  • kathcojewellery

    kathcojewellery said 6 years ago

    Hi Matt, So exiting!!!!! I really hope to get to go to the party and fingers crossed for a spot at the talk on Saturday. You will love us Aussies :)

  • NikkiMontenegro

    NikkiMontenegro said 6 years ago

    Ooh! I'm from Sydney and will be attending the Etsy party! Looking forward to meeting you Matt! And meeting other Etsy crafters there :)

  • ahowe73

    ahowe73 said 6 years ago

    Hey lovely Etsyians! Make sure those of you who were lucky enough to get tickets to the Creative Sydney events (especially the social meet up at Kings Cross) tell Matt all about our project to go to the Hello Etsy conference in Berlin in September! Anything anyone can do to help is hugely appreciated!! Thanks everyone!

  • insectus

    insectus said 6 years ago

    I'm so bummed to have missed out on a seat! Hope we see an Etsy base in Melbourne one day, would be awesome to have a venue for Labs and meetups. Have fun, everyone!

  • MooBeeTees

    MooBeeTees said 6 years ago

    I would have loved to have met up with you in Melbourne Matt - you'll have a blast meeting all of the fabulous Etsians in Australia! Next time, plan for a longer trip - do a 'round country' experience - you'll love it and we'll love seeing you :0)

  • lovelysweetwilliam

    lovelysweetwilliam said 6 years ago

    It was great to meet you tonight Matt - thanks for coming out and hope it happens again soon! Cheers paula

  • PaddyMelon

    PaddyMelon said 6 years ago

    Thanks for making it down to Melbourne, Matt! It was a great evening, and I learned a lot and met some great people. Did you have to go to the bottle shop before 9? Looking forward to further Etsy Australia events!!

  • nowvintage

    nowvintage said 6 years ago

    Lots of my very favorite customers are in Australia! I think it is great that someone is going there, I sure wish I could!! I love the community, and I can tell I would love the country!

  • semrah1

    S H from YourWorldInPink said 3 years ago

    AUSTRALIA ! I just stared Etsy, and would love it if you could check out my store. Please and Thank You in advance !

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