Melbourne has a cluster of co-working spaces dotted across the city and its fringes. For a freelancer, startup or small business these are a pretty awesome alternative to working from home or a hotel room.
I decided to give a little bit more visibility to what’s on offer and created a list (and some brief notes) of Melbourne co-working spaces.
With art, plants and maps of the city emblazoned on it’s walls, if you’re after good vibes, you’ll find them here at The Hub. At any one time 20-30 people are busy working, exchanging and meeting on the top level of Donkey Wheel House.
The strong focus on community and collaboration attracts socially-minded entrepreneurs, while its central CBD location also brings a mix of government and larger enterprises to the space.
A bit like the Club Med of co-working, there’s an activity on every other day ranging from meditation to business skills development and friendly Hub Hosts to guide your first day and ensure you make the most out of the experience. If you stop in, come and say hello, this is our HQ for Yammer in Australia.
The soon-to-be-opened Inspire9 space is the playground for Melbourne’s tech kids. Housed in an old converted warehouse behind Richmond Station, the polished floorboards, high ceilings and Skype pods cultivate just enough gritty cool/geek to attract all the town’s top tech kids.
In the meantime, the old Inspire 9 welcomes coworkers right around the corner and like The Hub, regularly plays host to events, like the late night co-working sessions, Night Owls.
And if you’re sitting at your pod yearning for a taste of coworking life, Melbourne Jelly a pop-up co-working event, gives you the chance to do so every fortnight.
Other co-working spaces around Melbourne:
Depending on what side of the bed you woke up on, you might choose The Hub, Inspire9, or a cafe to do your work. Minimalist-tech-calm or a lively, inspiring atmosphere? It all depends what works for you.
If I’ve missed any other co-working spots in Melbourne let me know and I’ll add them to the list.
List of co-working spaces in Melbourne