Casual Sessions at MESS


We're pleased to let you know that you can now book a session at MESS without being a member! For a single session fee you can have full access to the MESS collection. This means access to all the instruments in the current collection, complimentary guidance and problem solving from our fantastic staff and any recordings you make at MESS are yours to keep and use as you wish.

Casual Sessions are $99 for a 4 hour session.
Bring a guest for an additional $11.

1 guest only per session. Terms and Conditions Apply. All prices are GST inclusive.


Here's how it works...

  • Head to our bookings page.
  • Fill out the form for a casual session.
  • Find the machine you want to use in the booking system.
  • Choose the time for your session.
  • Pay the session fee at the start of your session via card, cash or PayPal.
  • Bookings must be made 24 hours in advance.

Want to buy a friend a gift voucher for a casual session?


Quick Info

  • Sessions run for 4 hours, commencing at either 1pm and 6pm, Wednesday to Sunday. You may use all of this time or any amount that suits you within the four hour booking. However, the amount of time and session durations are fixed.
  • Sessions may be booked up to 6 weeks in advance.
  • All sessions are facilitated by an experienced MESS staff member who will be on hand to assist you in using any of the machines and making the most of your time at MESS.
  • If a booking issue arises we will endeavour to contact you within 24 hours of booking confirmation.

About Guests

  • You may only bring 1 guest to a session.
  • Bringing a guest is aimed at collaboration. Your guest must be working with you during your session. Guest sessions are not a 2-for-1 deal.

Why can't all of this be more flexible?

MESS is a not-for-profit organisation and while our collection might make it seem like we're well funded, in reality it's a pretty tight ship! For example, the bulk of the MESS collection is made up from machines loaned to us by their generous owners. Memberships are our bread and butter. They help keep the lights on and the synths available. Every dollar we make goes back into MESS. We're working towards being more flexible about memberships and sessions, but this will only happen as long as MESS grows and we have the resources to support more openness and flexibility!


If your questions aren't answered here or you want to know more about how things generally work in a session at MESS, head to our FAQ page.
If you have other questions you can DM us via Facebook & Instagram,
 email us or call (+61 3 9329 7177).