Best Coworking Spaces in Sydney

Samuel Clennett

Coworking spaces are more in demand than ever before. They’re popping up all over the world, helping freelancers, startups and remote workers to enjoy a change of scenery from the home office.

But coworking spaces offer so much more than this, including opportunities to network and collaborate with other professionals. They’re also a flexible and affordable way to access a productive, creative and professional working environment.

Sydney is bursting with awesome coworking offices, many of which support the city’s famously vibrant and diverse tech startup community.

Here, we’ll take a look at 5 of the best coworking spaces in Sydney, giving you the lowdown on opening times, amenities, cost and more.

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WeWork

WeWork has hundreds of pop-up work spaces worldwide, and there are no fewer than 11 of these beautifully designed coworking spaces in Sydney. With offices on York Street, Miller Street, Sussex Street, George Street and many more, it should be a breeze to find a convenient location near you.

Freelancers love WeWork because of its consistently excellent amenities, plus the impeccable standard of the interiors.

Let’s take a look at the essential stuff you need to know about WeWork George Street, right in the heart of the CBD. It isn’t the cheapest coworking space in Sydney, but it does offer prime office space in an exceptional city centre location.

  • Location – George Street, in the central business district, close to major transport links and WeWork Martin Place.
  • Amenities – Private offices, dedicated desks, hot desking, event space, meeting rooms landscaped outdoor leisure space, bike storage, showers, onsite staff, high speed wi-fi, free refreshments. ²
  • Cost – Hot desk membership starts from $580 a month, dedicated desks from $950 a month and private offices from $1,350 a month. ³
  • Opening hours – 9am-6pm. ⁴
  • Membership perks –We Membership⁵ costs around. $72 a month⁶ and offers credits for meeting room and workspace bookings, plus lifestyle perks, business services discounts and access to events.

Work inc

A unique boutique coworking space in North Sydney, Work inc is home to a talented mix of entrepreneurs, startups and small businesses. The space itself nestles inside a renovated heritage listed warehouse in the foundations of the majestic Sydney Harbour Bridge. As well as an unbeatable location, Work inc has over 80 offices, 10 meeting rooms and an award-winning café.

  • Location – Middlemiss Street, Lavender Bay, North Sydney.
  • Amenities – Permanent desks, private offices, meeting rooms and boardrooms, kitchens, showers, 1000Mbps Internet, podcast studio, award-winning Bay Ten Espresso café, dog friendly, bicycle parking, electric charging stations, breakout spaces. ⁷
  • Cost – From $650 a month for hot desking and dedicated desk, from $3466 for private office space. ⁸
  • Opening hours – 24/7 for members.
  • Membership perks – Sign up for a private office or dedicated desk and you’ll enjoy 24/7 access to all amenities, with no hidden extras.

Space & Co

Another Sydney coworking space on George Street, right in the middle of the central business district, Space & Co offers bespoke workspaces, tonnes of amenities and cutting-edge design. You’ll find this art deco tower full of fintech innovators and growing businesses, but it’s also a reasonably affordable option for freelancers as Space & Co has flexible pricing and drop-in options.

  • Location – George Street, in the heart of the CBD and close to major transport links.
  • Amenities – Private offices, permanent desks, hot desking, meeting space, meeting self-check in app, high-speed wi-fi, bike storage, members-only kitchen, showers, stocked bar, private phone booths, concierge and mail/package handling. ⁹
  • Cost – From $50 for a day pass (workstation in an open plan workspace), $660 a month for casual membership (3 days a week) and $1,100 for a permanent dedicated desk. Price on application for a private office or studio. ¹⁰
  • Opening hours – 8.30am to 5pm. ¹¹
  • Membership perks – Members enjoy 24/7 access to Space & Co, plus members-only access to a fully stocked bar, kitchens and bookable meeting spaces.

Your Desk

If you’re after comfortable, well-designed coworking space in Sydney, with the benefit of flexible, affordable access, choose Your Desk in Surry Hills.

This family-owned boutique space is right at the top of a converted wool factory, so it has a great industrial feel along with trendy décor, greenery and lots of natural light.

Your Desk Surry Hills is popular with budding creatives and media professionals, and offers a full range of amenities and unique perks. It’s also great for casual use, with a virtual office package allowing you to drop in anytime and only pay for space when you use it.

  • Location – Commonwealth Street, Surry Hills, close to the Central stations’ trains and busses
  • Amenities – Private offices, dedicated desks, hot desking, virtual office, conference and meeting room space, communal kitchens with craft beers, private phone booths, high speed internet, onsite staff for guest greeting and mail delivery, printers. ¹²
  • Cost – Virtual office from $100 a month, part-time from £350 a month, dedicated desk from $600 a month and private offices from $4,500 a month. ¹³
  • Opening hours – 9am to 6pm. ¹⁴
  • Membership perks – Private office and dedicated desks members get free access to meeting rooms, plus 24/7 access. All members also receive discounts on local fitness, health and lifestyle offers.

Hub

First launched in Sydney in 2013, Hub now has two coworking spaces in the city – one in Hyde Park and the other on the edge of Sydney Harbour. Both are premium coworking spaces offering exceptional quality amenities, but with affordable and flexible options to suit all kinds of freelancers, entrepreneurs and growing businesses. Hub promises all-inclusive pricing, perfect for remote workers needing to manage a budget.

Let’s take a look from what you can expect from Hub Hyde Park, one of the best coworking spaces in Sydney for location, price and facilities. It’s also a carefully restored heritage building with a brilliant community feel.

  • Location – Liverpool Street, close to Museum Station.
  • Amenities – Private office space, dedicated desks, coworking, meeting rooms, rooftop café, kitchen, podcasting studio, parents’ space, exercise studio, bike storage, high-speed internet, photography studio. ¹⁵
  • Cost – Flexible membership (8 days a month) starts from $350 a month, flexible 24/7 membership from $550 a month and dedicated desk from $700 a month. Price on enquiry for private office space. ¹⁶
  • Opening hours – 9am to 5pm or 24/7 depending on membership
  • Membership perks – Hub members can access exclusive member events, along with the members-only kitchen and meeting rooms. Members also get 24/7 access to the amenities.

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Coworking spaces aren’t for everyone, but if you do want to break out of the home office and coffee shops are just too distracting – it could be worth a try. Many of the best coworking spaces in Sydney offer flexible and casual options, so you can drop in when you feel like it. You never know, it could transform the way you work.


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Sources accurate as of 21-April 2020.


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