Entrepreneurs, unite! (Literally!)
Need somewhere to get started on your start-up? Or maybe working at home doesn’t work for you, with too many distractions putting a pause on your productivity?
Freelancers, entrepreneurs, small business owners, and large corporations all across the country are coming together in shared offices and creative hubs to meet likeminded people and find motivation.
With so many co-working spaces popping up in Australia, we took the time to list the best of the bunch so you can get down to business to defeat the Huns (or whatever it is your business does).
Brisbane Co-Working Spaces
Lightspace Studios – 30 Light Street, Fortitude Valley
This industrial loft-like design couldn’t be any cooler. Consisting of shipping containers transformed into functional meeting rooms, bathrooms, and kitchens, Lightspace is the perfect place to get your creative juices flowing. Added perks are the roof terrace that offers city views and the dog-friendly culture that allows you to bring your best friend to work with you.
Cost: From $525 per month for a permanent desk-space. Also available on a casual or part-time basis. Learn more here.
Gravity Workspace – 140 Creek Street, Brisbane CBD
Recently refurbished, Gravity is chic and stylish, a bright and open space with all the bells and whistles. Featuring an onsite dry-cleaning service, restaurant, bar and café, this inspiring space has everything you need to get business stuff done. And it’s conveniently located between the Central Railway Station and Riverside ferry terminal.
Cost: Casual, part-time, and full-time memberships are available. Contact Gravity directly for prices.
Fishburners – 155 Queen Street, Brisbane CBD
Offering a welcoming community for tech start-ups, Fishburners is a funky space that encourages productivity. But don’t get too caught up in building your empire – make sure you take advantage of the beautiful city views from the rooftop.
Cost: Casual desks from $40 a day. Memberships are also available on a part- and full-time basis, and a 5-day free trial is offered if you’d like to check it out before making a commitment. Learn more here.
Sydney Co-Working Spaces
WeWork – 5 Martin Place, Sydney CBD
Smack bang in the middle of Sydney’s CBD, WeWork can accommodate everyone, whether you’re a solo entrepreneur or a large corporation. With a prime location that puts you right near the Opera House and the Royal Botanic Gardens, this spot gives you plenty of options for a fun lunchbreak!
Cost: You can secure yourself a dedicated desk for $850/month. Spaces are also available on a more casual basis, and you can even rent a large private office for all your staff. Learn more here.
Paramount by The Office Space – 55 Brisbane Street, Surry Hills
With 12 years in the share-office industry, you know you’re getting a good service at Paramount. This luxurious space gives a nod to 1950s New York, and you may or may not feel like you’ve been transported into a scene from Mad Men when entering the building. Offering a feeling of glamour and prestige, this swanky share-space will have you closing deals with clients in no time.
Cost: Private office suites start from $200. Learn more here.
Tank Stream Labs – 17-19 Bridge Street, Sydney CBD
Another conveniently located space, Tank Stream Labs is spread over 3 floors, offering plenty of space for your big ideas. Operating like a real community, it’s a great place to collaborate, meet people, and get involved in the events that are regularly held.
Cost: Month-to-month arrangements give you flexibility. A full-time membership on level 1 is $700/month. Learn more here.
Melbourne Co-Working Spaces
The Cluster – 31 Queen Street, Melbourne CBD
This huge office space brings a whole new level of prestige to co-working environments. Boasting the country’s first co-working penthouse, The Cluster is home to shared and private workspaces, as well as stunning meeting rooms and boardrooms. Recognised by the Huffington Post as Australia’s leading co-working space, The Cluster is already busy with a large group of regulars just waiting to welcome you to the team.
Cost: Grab yourself a flexi desk from $55 a day. Other membership options include permanent desk, private office, virtual office, and day pass. Learn more here.
The Commons – 36-38 Gipps Street, Collingwood
Accommodating all kinds of working styles, including collaborating and keeping your head down to get stuff done, The Commons is a beautiful, modern space chockful of benefits for their members (free beer, anyone?). With 24-hour access, workaholics are welcome at whatever hour inspiration strikes.
Cost: Choose from private offices, dedicated desks, and floating desks. Learn more here.
Hub Southern Cross – 696 Bourke Street, Melbourne CBD
Beautiful shared and private offices? Check. Impressive meeting rooms to wow your clients? Check. Onsite gym and café? Check. Hub Southern Cross is a stunning co-working space in a modern building. It even has an event space that accommodates up to 100 people, perfect for your next networking function.
Cost: Flexible desk, dedicated desk, and private office memberships available. Make an enquiry online for prices.
Perth Co-Working Spaces
Hive – 77 St Georges Terrace, Perth CBD
Need a quiet place to tick off your to-do list? Or maybe you’re fresh out of creative juice and looking to network with other professionals for inspiration? Hive gets you out of your home office and into a buzzing (see what we did there?) environment that encourages productivity and collaboration. Here you can connect with likeminded people, or simply find a quiet place to improve your efficiency.
Cost: Day pass is $37 per day, and full time is $599 per month. Learn more here.
Spacecubed – 45 St Georges Terrace, Perth CBD
Designed to maximise connections and encourage idea-sharing and growth, Spacecubed is perfect for freelancers, entrepreneurs, large organisations, and not-for-profit organisations. Whether you have a team of 1, 2 or 10, you’ll find the right workspace for your needs in this bright and open space.
Cost: Full-time co-working membership starts from $500/month. Check out all the membership options here.
Sitting Rooms – Level 1, 484 Albany Highway, Victoria Park
If you need a space for your growing company, on a flexible and affordable basis, Sitting Rooms is the ideal solution. With fast Wi-Fi and modern facilities, this place has everything you need to kick-start your business in Perth.
Cost: Pay-as-you-go daily rate is just $15. Part- and full-time memberships are also available. Learn more here.
Adelaide Co-Working Spaces
Little City Studio – 118 Prospect Road, Prospect
Comfy couches, natural light, and easy parking are just a few of the creature comforts offered by Little City Studio. This co-working space consists of an artistic design that gets the creative juices flowing. Little City Studio brings some fun to your workday – and plenty of opportunities for coffee since there are about 5 amazing cafes within 100 metres!
Cost: Casual daily rate is $30/day, flexi desk citizenship from $280/month, permanent desk citizenship from $350/month, and private office permanent citizenship from $690/month. Learn more here.
Sass Place – 118a Glen Osmond Road, Parkside
Lady bosses, this one’s for you! Sass Place is an inspiring and empowering environment that brings professional women together to work and connect. But don’t feel left out, boys; Sass Place is a welcoming environment that also allows men to join.
Cost: Check out the package options and prices here.
Mache – 178 Wright Street, Adelaide
For the creative or artistically minded, Mâché is the pick. Alongside its co-working desks, it boasts art studios, a recording studio, and a function room – their aim is to provide a space where the creative and entrepreneurial community can come together to forge partnerships and bring new life to under-used urban spaces.
Cost: To enquire about co-working prices, head here.
That Space – Level 1, 157 The Parade, Norwood – CLOSED
That Space was created to give people who work from home somewhere to work hard and feel less alone as a part of a community. Freelancers and small business owners used to head here to get stuff done and network with likeminded people. [As of July 2017, That Space is permanently closed.]
Co-working spaces are awesome, but they don’t usually offer enough space for all your stuff. Whether you need somewhere to keep your paperwork and inventory organised, or you’d like to create an office space away from home, a self-storage unit could be the right choice for you. Not only can we keep your important files and company stock safe and secure – you can even set up your desk and chair and pop in to get your emails done.
Now, stop reading articles on the internet, and get back to work! Those emails aren’t going to answer themselves. (Just kidding. You can keep reading. May we suggest this guide to managing your own inventory?)