UNO DIY – Melbourne, Australia

The UNO ghetto, a random thought that quickly turned into a reality, masterminded by Ben Hermans.

With a lot of hard work from all the homies, an abandoned lot within the northern suburbs of Melbourne, containing most resources that were required, was quickly cleaned and concreted within two weeks.

Once finished, word quickly spread throughout the Melbourne skateboarding community and still continues to be a regular skate spot for most crews.

Originally beginning as a skateboarding video started by Louie Dodd, three friends (James, Ben and Louie) quickly turned the name ‘UNO‘ into their creative outlet, after realizing Melbourne’s lack of local skateboarding brands.

UNO is a Melbourne born and raised skateboarding and apparel company, 100% skateboarder owned and operated, keeping the DIY vibes high.– James Robertson

The UNO DIY clip can be seen below:

Filmed and edited by Andrew Szczurko

Photography by Ben Hermans (








Photography by Andrew Bibby ( and
















Photos feature: Joel Crowe, Alistair Purdie, Matt Dwyer, Steven Jeffers, Ben Hermans, Louie Dodd, James Robertson, Tom Junor, Andrew Bibby, Andrew Szczurko and Dave Turner.

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One thought on “UNO DIY – Melbourne, Australia

  1. The end of town this is located in has two average parks too far away to be a hub for the huge amount of skaters in the area. What this spot has done is something unique which is that it provides a local for skaters who are still waiting on proposed skatepark after skatepark which never seems to ever get built. UNO crew are a bunch of legends and this spot is still getting sessioned by tonnes of folks who are even adding their own obstacles to the spot. Long live St Georges.

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