As the global remote workforce has grown steadily larger, there has been an increasing demand for sustainable remote workspaces. While plenty of folks still opt for working from home or the neighborhood coffee shop, there are many reasons why these spaces may not provide a healthy, productive work environment.
Coworking organizations like WeWork have filled the need for dedicated remote workspaces by creating beautiful offices across the country (and around the globe). These spaces, which are currently being leveraged by companies like Facebook and Microsoft, also create opportunities for remote workers to network and foster community with other like-minded individuals.
In this guide, we’ll go over the top 7 coworking spaces in Melbourne, including each organization’s pricing model, coworking locations, and more.
WeWork is perhaps the fastest-growing coworking network in existence today. Their competitive prices, beautiful office spaces, and generous amenities make them our top choice for coworking in Melbourne.
WeWork advertises fast internet, daily cleaning, IT support, 24/7 building access, office supplies, business-class printers, micro-roasted coffee, private phone booths, and conference room access.
WeWork’s pricing is divided into three categories: hot desks, dedicated desks and private offices. Below is the price range for each (depending on location). Note that not all categories are available in each location:
Waterman has three locations in Melbourne and offers both group coworking space and private offices, with members touting the company’s mix of high-quality design and service with affordable prices.
Amenities include unlimited, high-speed internet, meeting rooms, 24/7 access, outdoor spaces, use of a business address, an indoor basketball court, and free networking events.
The Commons has two 24/7 locations in Melbourne, both offering open air gardens and additional outdoor space. A third office is expected to open in early 2019.
The Commons advertises numerous amenities, including private meeting rooms, shower facilities, podcast and photography studios, and beer, cider, and sparkling water on tap. Weekly yoga, meditation, and spin classes are also offered.
Creative Cubes operates out of a single location in the Richmond area of Melbourne, offering a variety of membership options and meeting rooms. Members give high praise for the customer service provided by the company’s “Happiness Team.”
Members have 24/7 access to high-speed internet, printing and copying, mail service, shower facilities, lockers, and free coffee.
Founded in 2014 and with roots as part of Australia’s oldest real estate investment trust, Space & Co. operates four coworking spaces in Melbourne along with two locations in Sydney.
In addition to its desk space, Space & Co. offers high-speed internet access, boardroom and meeting room access, printing and copying, shower facilities, bike storage, and skyline views.
Another single-location coworking option, The Cluster operates out of three floors of a high-rise building in Melbourne’s central business district.
Featuring several penthouse meeting rooms with spectacular views of the city, The Cluster also offers high-speed internet, printing, shower facilities, bike storage, and 24/7 access.
Thrive Network has one location in Melbourne, and members have access to a number of Thrive’s partner locations across the globe. Thrive prides itself in having a number of eco-friendly partnerships and practices.
Thrive is a two-minute walk from public transportation, and it offers meeting room access, shower facilities, bike storage, mail services, and two kitchens.
Whether you work in graphic design, software development, or any other field that calls for a remote workspace, we trust that WeWork will have an office in Melbourne that suits your needs.
That said, if you’re looking for the least expensive coworking space possible, or perhaps an office in a specific part of town, there are many other worthwhile options on this list. We encourage you to compare prices, locations, amenities and other important factors before deciding which coworking space is right for you.