Factory Tours

Andrew Blaszak

Andrew (owner; managing director and part-time knitter) will guide you through the modern manufacturing process from design to yarn to garment while letting you see our machines in action. You will be surprised how many ‘hands’ it takes to make your jumper and impressed with the superior quality of our manufacturing processes. Andrew is known for his ability to recall entertaining stories from his years in the factory and will take the time to answer every question.

Who:       Groups of up to ten adults are best suited for this tour due to space restrictions in some manufacturing areas. If you have more than ten people in your group, the tour can be divided into two or three groups and rotate around morning tea/afternoon tea and browsing the store.

What:       A 30 minute (approximately) guided tour of the factory followed by morning tea or afternoon tea and a chance to browse our showroom.

When:     Tours of the Interknit Knitwear Factory are available by appointment Tuesday afternoons at 2pm or Thursday mornings at 9am throughout the year.

Where:     At our Ballarat Factory and Showroom, 1004 Humffray St South, Mount Pleasant.

Please allow up to 2 hours for your visit including a 30 minute factory tour and time to comfortably ask questions, enjoy a morning or afternoon tea and browse our showroom.

Cost:      The cost of the tour is $10 per person over 10yrs old, including morning tea or afternoon tea; and a $10 gift voucher. Gift vouchers are redeemable on the day of the tour only and only one gift voucher can be used per transaction.

Safety:    Please wear closed toe, non slip shoes on the day of your tour. Safety vests will be provided as required.

Parking:  We have plenty of onsite parking including onsite minibus parking. Larger coaches can be accommodated with on-street parking.

Larger tours can be accommodated outside factory hours and with pre-ordered catering.

The factory tour is not suitable for children under 10 years old as there are lots and lots of tempting buttons; levers and switches. Children are always welcome in the showroom where we have a small play area. Please allow for adequate supervision as we are close to a busy road. Small infants (under 6 months) in baby carriers or restrained in a pram or stroller are allowed.

Access for wheelchairs; prams; strollers and electric scooters will be limited, please discuss your requirements in advance if you wish to take a mobility device into the factory as some of our equipment is able to be shifted with enough advance notice and depending on our production schedule.

School Tours for high school students studying design and production (or another course relevant to manufacturing) can be designed around their class curriculum in partnership with the school teacher and will be FREE OF COST to local students and teachers.

If you wish to inquire about booking a tour, please contact us through our website form or phone (03) 5331 5533 during business hours.