Looking for the best shared workspaces in Australia?

Last week we talked about some of the reasons for working in a shared workspace. Hopefully that inspired you to get off the couch, out of your PJs and out of the house into a shared space!

But in case you’re not quite there yet, here are some of our suggestions of where you can base yourself to get inspired.

Hub Australia

With locations in Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide as well as partner locations spread across the country, Hub boasts the largest coworking and small business community in Australia. Each space is centrally located, easily accessible and have all been tailored to increase productivity, creativity and promote a healthy work-life balance.

A hub membership brings with it a raft of benefits; light-speed fibre optic internet, flexible desk arrangements, bike racks, showers and access to a wealth of knowledge and experience through the community.


Fishburners is the largest startup space in Australia … and it’s also home to Rounded! So of course, we had to put it as number one on our list.

Fishburners’ vision is “to bring together the best startups in Australia and help grow the tech scene here in Sydney”.

It is a non­profit that exists as a result of the support from community and sponsors, meaning it is one of the cheapest co­working memberships in Sydney.

There are several membership options, so you can choose the best one for you. You’ll have access to free professional services including legal advice from two fantastic startup-friendly law firms, startup accounting advice from a talented accountant and ­UX design advice from the Head of UX, Customer Experience & Design at Westpac.

There’s also regular events and workshops, and overall, a fantastic community to support and encourage your work.

Tank Stream Labs

Tank Stream Labs is also a Sydney based space, located opposite the ASX – not a bad spot!

There are more than 50 startups and over 220 inspiring entrepreneurs, so you’d be working in very fine company.

Fortnightly events, a super fast unlimited optic fibre internet connection, private desk & storage, and office showers complete the package.

York Butter Factory

Located in Melbourne (you could probably guess that from the name!), York Butter Factory was established in 2011 in a heritage-listed space on King Street, below the Rialto.

Partnering with businesses such as ANZ, Salesforce and IBM, you have plenty of support when progressing your startup.

The space has 5 meeting rooms, cafe, unlimited coffee, tea, and other refreshments, and 24-hour access to the building. There is also a 100 Mbps symmetrical U/D fibre connection so you’re always online.


Another Melbourne-based space, Inspire9 is located in the inner-city suburb of Richmond. The space is located in the decommissioned Australian Knitting Mill with beautiful open spaces and lots of natural light.

Membership options range from casual day passes to 24/7 residency – whether you only want to be in the office 1 day a week, or you’d like to live there, they’ve got you covered!

River City Labs

A Brisbane-based space, River City Labs include lounge areas, open work spaces, offices, and desks all available on daily, casual or monthly plans.

There are regular events, including functions with large successful businesses to help inspire you to take your product to the next level.