Melbourne's Floating Club ATET Suffered Damage in a Fire Overnight

Firefighters were called to the scene at 4.30 this morning, managing to contain the blaze within six minutes.
Libby Curran
January 31, 2023

With barely three months under its belt, Melbourne's much-hyped floating club ATET is only in its infancy, but it's already met with disaster. Moored in Docklands, the venue suffered a damaging fire overnight.

According to Fire Rescue Victoria, firefighters were called to the blaze just after 4.30am today, Monday, January 31. Responding to multiple 000 calls, they were able to contain the fire within six minutes of arrival.

"Our whole team has put their heart and soul into this venture so this has hit us hard," the ATET's team said, sharing the drama via Instagram. "It will take us some time to regroup but the good news is the fire and damage was localised and it's nothing that can't be fixed." There was no one on board at the time of the incident.


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Also in the Instagram post, the ATET team expressed their gratitude for the Melbourne Metropolitan Fire Brigade, and asked for the public's understanding while they processed the incident. They confirmed they'll update everyone on plans for scheduled events shortly.

Inspired by the day clubs of Europe, ATET's arrival was first announced in August, with the floating venue slated to become a new home for electro-fuelled dance parties, led by a rotation of local and international DJs. It opened in October with a launch party hosted by Novel.

ATET was set to host its next day party in collaboration with Flow Music this weekend, with international DJs Madmotormiquel, Seth Schwarz, Franca and Joep Mencke headlining the February 5 event. Organisers are now looking to tee up a replacement venue.

ATET is located at Shed 2, North Wharf Road, Docklands. Stay up to speed on the venue's plans for upcoming events over on Instagram.

Published on January 31, 2023 by Libby Curran
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