The Complete Guide to The Best Coworking Spaces in Melbourne
This is the ultimate guide to the best of the best for coworking centres in Melbourne.
As the home of all things cool, creative, and cutting edge there is no surprise that the choice of flex workspaces is boundless with some of Australia’s leading collaborative businesses meeting right here in the hot seats that is Melbourne’s coworking community. We have crunched all the numbers, reviewed all the amenities, mapped out all the locations, and have even roped in our Regional Manager for Melbourne, Andrew Beck, to give you all you’ll need to know about coworking in Victoria. So, let’s dive right in!
Asia’s favourite creative office space provider, JustCo, brings you the first of its kind in Melbourne at 276 Flinders Street. With quirky colour schemes, games zones, and café style chill spaces, this is the office space that delivers barista-made coffee right to your desk. And with all the latest tech solutions and high-speed WIFI, all the coolest creatives will be hanging out here.
This is a premium serviced office space on Collins Street that is arguable one of Australia’s largest mixed-use commercial developments, lending itself perfectly to coworking office spaces. This designer space ticks all the boxes relating to sustainability, with an impressive 5 Star Green rating. And situated in the heart of everything your employees so desire, gyms, cafes, eateries, metro supermarkets, and even the station, this is the cosmopolitan city lifestyle everyone is aspiring to.
Some of the best views in Melbourne with top notch amenities to create a wonderful first impression.
Not only is Railto Podium the tallest building in Melbourne it is also one of the CBD’s newest coworking offices who have partnered with Spaces Australia to bring you a host of cutting-edge design features you come to expect in Melbourne. With colour-themed meeting rooms, unique call nooks, open desk stations, and breakout zones. Why not rub shoulders with some of the biggest international players in law, media, investment, or tech as you sip cocktails at the rooftop bar?
The colour palette and contemporary vibe creates great contrast against the more corporate feel usually associated with the iconic Rialto precinct.
WeWork presents yet another professional fit-out to a wide range of offices at this address, ranging in size from individual creatives to larger enterprise groups. Sitting with unparalleled accessibility in Melbourne’s emerging commercial district, this building offers your employees panoramic views, well-appointed office spaces, and plenty of desirable extra features. This is the workspace that puts you right in the spotlight, surrounded by global leaders and emerging business in every field.
Compass’s address at 360 Collins has recently undergone significant refurbishments and now boasts to be one of Melbourne’s most prestigious A-grade buildings. This is a sophisticated workspace, that breaks the mold of cubicle style office layouts. With unparalleled IT and business support, professional meeting rooms, and office space to suit startups, scaleups, and enterprises alike, this is an office space solution worth checking out for yourself.
When you step inside 31 Queen Street you can’t escape the lovely light-filled spaces that overlook the 360-degree views of Melbourne’s skyline. The Cluster services over three floors of coworking spaces cultivated to the highest standard. There are flexible options here for shared workspaces, private offices, beautiful boardrooms, and a myriad of meeting facilities. This community is always buzzing with energy which offers opportunities around every corner.
Waterman serviced offices are Australia’s biggest coworking centres and also feature some of the more impressive inclusions; with an indoor basketball court, internal jungle room, outdoor BBQ area, and 130-person lecture theatre. The added space that can only be gained on the outer east side of Melbourne is what makes this centre so special, offering office spaces to metro areas with space and greenery to improve every members’ quality of life.
This is where Melbourne’s new generation of creators and professionals congregate. A seemingly inconspicuous façade that opens onto a New-York style warehouse hub, brimming with all the latest mod-cons. Brought to you by leading international workspace provider The Hive you can be sure this is going to be an impeccably managed coworking space that accommodates your every need.
All about lifestyle! A good option if you want to get those creative juices flowing in a highly sought after location.
Workspace365’s centre in the famed Bourke Street offers serviced office spaces to suit every business type and size with a backdrop of modern interior and state-of-the-art amenities. The added perks to becoming a business lounge member at this centre is you will gain access to their catalogue of centres throughout Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane. So, you will always have a premium flex workspace where ever you go.
United Co have created a centre that promotes a real organic and welcoming community of creatives, entrepreneurs, and startups. This space is perfect for those who are conscious of their surrounding environment with plenty of natural light, lush greenery, and a custom-built onsite gym with yoga and meditation space. This is a centre where every detail has been thought of to reflect the needs of this new working generation in a true representation of work-life balance.
Asia Pacific Serviced Offices offers contemporary workspaces in a variety of sizes and configurations all with carefully designed light-filled spaces. This particular centre is ideal for those in the legal or financial sector as 530 Little Collins is in the heart of Melbourne’s legal and financial precinct, making only a short hop, skip, and a jump to the law courts, surrounding legal offices, or the Australia Stock Exchange, which are all only minutes away.
The place to be if you want generous sized offices and desks. Well positioned to take advantage of the many cafes, restaurants and bars nearby
Christies Spaces offer this superb centre on Collins Street that is filled with stylish workspace solutions. And this is a workspace provider who goes above and beyond to ensure that their onsite community team is second to none. They are always on-call to provide seamless assistance for any of your business needs and with this outstanding level of support your business can flourish in this empathetic business environment.
Work Club service 15 office spaces in this centre ranging in size from 1 to 112 desks, all sitting against the backdrop of this perfectly blended heritage contemporary building on Collins Street. Together with its striking appearance outside and its elegant Scandinavian-inspired aesthetic inside, this is a business address sure to impress clients. Member will enjoy access to some extra cool amenities including meditation rooms, podcast recording studio, the latest in video and presentation equipment as well as a number of function spaces with onsite catering teams. There will almost be no need to leave the building!
Altitude Cowork are bringing a new edge to flex workspaces in Melbourne’s CBD with this brand-new centre designed to bridge the gap perfectly between professionalism and creativity. They offer social spaces, 70 private offices, more than 60 desk spaces and more meeting rooms than any other business centre in the city. This is an office that sits comfortably within its vibrant surroundings on Bourke Street, buzzing with activity and brimming with originality.
Opened in late 2018 this modern industrial space has had raving reviews from its SMEs, freelancers, and entrepreneurs who already thrive in this space. Located in Balaclava this centre combines all the standard features you come to expect in a coworking space but instead with a very attractive price tag. A boutique space ideal for those seeking office spaces from 1 to 3 desks with flexible terms for short- or long-term rent.
This is one of few centres in the highly desirable St Kilda. An ideal location within a stone’s throw from Melbourne’s CBD but with the added coastal breezes of St Kilda Beach. Cowork Me are delighted to add this property to their portfolio since it was completely redesigned and refitted as an upmarket, feature-rich office space. With spaces ranging from 1 to 255 desks, this is the perfect location for city folk and beach bums alike.
This boutique coworking space in Richmond is engulfed in abundant greenery and the architecture of this centre takes in its surroundings perfectly with high ceilings and huge windows, setting the scene for something amazing. With a variety of private and coworking spaces on offer, this centre can cater to those seeking 1 to 12 desks. Amongst this flexibly configured space, you can also appreciate fibre fast internet, perfect for developers and IT professionals who need top quality connection.
The co-founders - or co-creators as they like to be referred to - have created the ultimate community in idyllic surroundings. A very unique offering in the Melbourne coworking scene
This is a space that feels like a real home away from home. Nestled on Bay Street in Brighton, @workspaces offers this outstanding property that combines contemporary design and fresh flexible workspaces in a truly inspiring work environment. With 6 offices ranging in size from 1 to 13 desks, this centre provides you with all the facilities to plug straight in and start doing what you do best.
Our Community House brings you one of North Melbourne’s finest office headquarters for its outstanding corner position, expansive size, green credentials, superior fit-out, and central location. This is a collaborative space with a real community feel that has been specially devised for organisations and individuals that are dedicated to aiding humanity or chasing dreams to improve the environmental movement for the greater good.
Still not sure which suburb to be looking for flexi space? We’ve got you covered with a quick Melbourne suburb overview:
Flexi workspaces are purposefully disrupting the status quo of who works where by making it affordable to rent office space in every part of Melbourne. You no longer need to be earning the big bucks to be on Collins Street or working as a struggling artist to set up in Fitzroy – with coworking, everyone can afford to work in the most beneficial spot for their business and lifestyle. So don’t let price dictate your location and follow Andy’s quick guide to finding your perfect coworking suburb:
- ‘New York End’ of Collins Street: The finance district is home to the tallest towers, the best views and surprisingly affordable coworking spaces.
- Lonsdale & William Street: The legal precinct features law courts, chambers and shared workspaces geared at law practitioners.
- Docklands: Emerging corporate precinct with CBD proximity, glitzy harbourside appeal and a few stunning new flexible workspaces.
- Southbank: Lively corporate area with serviced offices scattered along Southbank Promenade.
- St Kilda: Melbourne’s most prestigious corporate boulevard offers several coworking spaces and serviced offices, all with a beachy bonus.
- South Yarra & Prahran: Prestigious yet diverse inner suburbs with thriving small biz scenes and creative co-share spaces.
- Richmond & Cremorne: The edgy yet gentrified “Silicon Yarra” is a magnet for disruptive and innovative firms at every stage of growth.
- Fitzroy: Bohemian suburb with street art, great bars and creative industries aplenty.
- Carlton & Carlton North: “Little Italy”, leafy roads and some really affordable shared office spaces.
- North Melbourne: Close to the university, hospital and CBD, this precinct offers a couple of cowork hubs and tends to attract medical, research and social industries.
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