On the hunt for the best co-working spots in Australia? Look no further. With the arrival of mobile devices, super fast WiFi connections and a new way of thinking about how we do business, co-working has seen a huge explosion in popularity over the last decade.
It’s no longer just Silicon Valley type companies who embrace the trend. Remote employees, teams and indeed entire companies are popping up all over the country.
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Want to be part of Australia’s leading co-working space for women-led businesses? One Roof was born from the stark realisation that there is a persisting gender gap in entrepreneurship and not enough women are starting and succeeding in business.
They’ve been quickly embraced as a key and innovative space in the city and have plans to grow into other Australian cities soon.
This unique co-working space is perfectly located in the Perth CBD, incorporating Riff and Flux – two specialised hubs. The great thing about Spacecubed is that they have dedicated spaces for sectors such as hardware, sustainable businesses and agriculture.
They also have an impressive range of start-up programs and can offer seed funding to companies. Membership starts from just $25 for access to all networking events, and one day a month co-working.
The Mill is a super spot for artists and creatives in the city – offering business support, opportunities for informed critique and professional development from international and local mentors.
Spaces range in size from single-person offices to larger co-working studios and retail spaces. Whether you need a sculpture studio or a tattoo parlour, The Mill will sort you out. You’ll also have 24/7 access and a cosy kitchen space.
WOTSO is a fantastic co-working space with locations all over Australia, and their Tasmania space doesn’t disappoint. You can choose between daily drop in sessions, hot desking or a dedicated office. Plus, it’s within easy reach of Hobart CBD’s cafes, shops and restaurants.
There’s complimentary goodies in the kitchens including lollies, tea, coffee, biscuits, there’s free beer and wine to chill out at the end of day and it’s dog friendly.
in. Studio is a boutique office space with flexible desks, private offices plus breakout areas serviced by a fully equipped kitchen. It’s ideal for creatives who are looking for a proper space to scale their business.
The beautiful on-site coffee shop is a bonus: in. Cafe is a specialty coffee house with a menu filled with locally-sourced produce.
Keep Co provides a flexible workspace, shared facilities, a program of events, workshops and support for local independent small businesses – basically, everything you could need for getting kickstarted.
There’s flexible membership option, it’s pup friendly and is right next door to a superb coffee shop, BlocHaus.
One of Australia’s most popular co-working companies, Hub offer everything from full office suites for big teams to flexible hot desk options. Their Anzac Square location is ideal for city commuters.
There’s in-house cafés, exercise spaces, end-of-trip services and more. Oh, and did we mention the rooftop event space overlooking Brisbane city?
Where they differ from traditional co-working spaces is that they aim to keep the offices bespoke and spacious. That allows slightly bigger companies than start ups the ability to scale up or down as needed, so you can grow as you see fit.
Beautiful design is at the core of what they do and the views aren’t half bad either.
SpacetoCo is pretty damn genius – think of it as Airbnb for office spaces. It connects people looking to rent out their offices and studios with people looking for space, be it for celebrations, meeting, co-working or events.
There’s some beautiful places, from bright and airy hot desks to rooftop meeting rooms.
WeWork is a global brand that can be seen as the true trail blazers for Co-working around the world.
With five locations around the city (memberships allows you to flit between them all), they have every Sydney Co-working box ticked. Their packages range from single desks right up to larger companies who take large amounts of floorspace with lots of flexibility.
The Cluster provides over 2500m² of office space (which includes Australia’s first co-working Penthouse, don’tcha know).
There are shared work areas and private offices, venue spaces as well as beautiful boardrooms and meeting rooms which you can hire as needed.
Throw in reliable fast internet, social and networking events, investor networks, receptionists, telephony, IT support and incredible views and this spot ticks so many boxes.
Studio 42 is a stylish workspace with 11 flexible offices, meeting rooms and training rooms in the inner East of Brisbane. It’s eco-friendly, with solar powered roof panels and provides recycled printing paper, organic coffee pods and socially responsible brands like Thankyou and Who Gives A Crap.
Choose from flexible hot desks, private offices or rent one of their beautiful boardrooms.
Space&Co opened their first spot in 2014 and now have several CBD locations that foster collaboration, inspire productivity and are beautifully designed.
Lots of membership options and are also very flexible in helping businesses scale up as they need to with a big focus on transparency and not having lots of hidden fees.
Tank Stream Labs has everything you could possibly want from a co-working space. Think: 24/7 office access, an event space with an in-house bar, numerous meeting rooms of all sizes and showers and kitchens on every floor.
It’s a great mix of creative and tech, with current members including Buzzfeed, Livewire and Coding Cred.
Work Club is for people and organisations, large and small, who want to break free from the rigid, conventions of traditional working.
Their three Sydney locations are all beautiful and are the perfect place to impress clients or hold meetings. You also get to tap into their global network of work clubs in key cities around the world as well as some fab networking events.
This is an amazing space that’s purpose built especially for creatives. It features six premium creative studios, four of which have been constructed from shipping containers stacked across two stunning levels.
Not only that, they share the space with Gold Coast Studio – one of the largest photography and film studios in Australia. Simply walk through the custom steel sliding door and you’ll be immersed in a separate 200sq.m photography and film studio.
WOTSO has some super flexible membership options and is a great space for anybody traveling to the city for a short period of time.
Choose from daily drop in or hotdesking, or make the space your own with a permanent desk. A daily desk will dost you AUD $50 or you can have it for an entire month for AUD $275. Best of both worlds.
The Cove Workspace offers a business concierge, onsite car share, underground carpark, custom mentorship program, business address service and wellness events all inclusive as part of your membership. Pretty handy, right?
It’s a stunning space with Nordic-inspired design and a heap of membership options available to suit every company.
Melbourne was the original home of Hub, with the first location launched in 2011. They now have locations in Sydney, Adelaide and Brisbane, all of which every member can have access to.
There’s a great community and super perks including in-house cafes, networking and even their own gyms and exercise areas.
With 274 companies and over 500 members here, this is a hive of activity and start up energy. People working in Fishburners’ office genuinely want to build companies that change the world.
As well as great networking membership, it comes with lots of benefits. These include 24/7 swipe card access, 500mbps internet connection, 22 meeting rooms, printing and unlimited tea & coffee.
My Hustle is a vibrant co-working community, transforming one of South Fremantle’s most beautiful bars in a co-work space during the day. There’s all day barista coffee and tea included for you and your guests, with a pretty outdoor courtyard.
It’s perfect for people who want to combine the odd day of working remotely with their usual office job. There’s also a relaxed meeting room (complete with open fire) and social events.
One look at the beautiful retro interior here and you’ll never want to work anywhere else. Hotel Miami is a super Instagrammable co-working space complete with a ‘fuck yeah’ neon sign, plenty of desk space and fully operational photography and video studio.
Rent your hot desk from $29 per day or weekly for $119 and join in on regular events that showcase local artists.
Working in a mobile, Internet, telecoms, or technology industry startup? River City Labs is a great innovation hub that offers mentorship programs, boardrooms, drop-in desks, event space and lots of mingling social events.
Since 2012 over 700 startup founders have called RCL home, and you’ll soon see why – it’s fantastic place for co-working in Australia.
If you want one of the best locations in the city and stunning design then this is the spot for you. This funky space is tucked within the foundations of the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge at Lavender Bay.
The heritage space has been reimagined to cultivate a community of driven start-ups and businesses created by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs.
Regus is becoming known as one of the slickest co-working spaces around, with locations across the globe and two in Adelaide. The interiors are out-of-this-world, there’s a drop-in business lounge and impressive meeting rooms.
Current tenants in the Adelaide City Central Centre building include several blue chip companies while the surrounding area is a hub for law firms, banks and insurance companies. You’ll be in great company here.