YouTube hit the harbour city in November as Sydney's Australian Film, Television and Radio School hosted Australia's first Pop-up Space.
YouTube Pop-up Spaces offer content creators a professional studio for a week.
Over 30 Australian channels boast at least one million subscribers, with YouTube pointing to the success of musician Troye Sivan as a sign of where the platform can take people.
Tom Thum, Wengie and SketchShe were just some of the Aussie YouTubers to take advantage of the tools at AFTRS.
Live and learn
While the primary purpose of Pop-up Spaces is to let creators loose, YouTube also put together a number of events and workshops.
Natalie Tran and Superwog joined the Creators for Change program alongside networking events, a business-building workshop and tech lessons for virtual reality and 360-degree videos.
YouTube may have taken its time to come to Australia, but there is no shortage of smart and creative users making the most of the website.