Co-working spaces have been popping up all over the Perth CBD and metropolitan areas over the past few years…
Editor’s note: First published in August 2016, and most recently revised in March 2018.
From the Perth CBD to Fremantle, Victoria Park to North Beach, there are a number of options available for those looking for permanent, part time or daily use access to different co-working venues (Looking for rural locations? See our article, Five Co-working Spaces out of the City).
Where possible, we’ve tried to include all co-working spaces that allow membership, that aren’t just a commercial tenant offering 1-2 hot desks in their office.
In alphabetical order, the Perth co-working spaces are…
Full name: Bloom at St Cats; formerly ‘Bloom Labs’. Based in St Catherines College at the University of Western Australia, Bloom is a community for “young people to create amazing things”. They provide workshops, co-working space, mentoring and more to accelerate the growth of high-potential young entrepreneurs. You don’t need to be a UWA student. Any student will do!
Location: 2 Park Rd, Crawley
Focussed on the design and related creative industries, Claisebrook Design Community believes that “good design is at the heart of every successful business”. Their coworking space is designed to “accommodate and support people with ideas and energy”.
Location: 25 Gladstone St, Perth
Claisebrook Design Community
Cleaver Street Studio is a co-working and creative space in West Perth, located within walking distance to Leederville, Northbridge and the CBD. The studio offers communal “hot desking” arrangements, dedicated desks for permanent members and drop-in daily and weekly rates.
Location: 14 Cleaver St, West Perth
Contact: [email protected]
Features: Free coffee from The Cleaver Street Coffee Shop, short walk to Leederville, Northbridge and CBD, discounted printing from Picton Press, bike racks, free waffles for members.
Suits: Creative industries, start ups and business owners
Opening hours: 8am to 5pm Mon-Fri
Daily hot desk rate: $29
Permanent full time rate: from $200 to $400, Groups $800
Billed as “your workspace away from the rat race”, this northern suburbs co-working space opened in 2017. Members can chose from permanent resident desks, or hot-desking options where members can land with their laptop and commence work at any of the sound muffled work pods, cafe tables, benches and single couches.
Location: Suite 2, 103 Flora Terrace, North Beach 6020
Tel: (08) 6314 3061
Suits: Northern suburbs located
Enquiries: [email protected]
Daily hot desk rate: $60 (non member)
Permanent full time rate: $50 – $979 (see options)
A partnership between Spacecubed and Hawaiian, FLUX (powered by Spacecubed) features a dedicated resources innovation hub (“CORE“), a hardware maker space complete with 3D printers and a virtual reality lab (“Solder“). Opened in mid 2016, it doubled its size in 2018 to include 5 floors. In its inaugural list of co-working spaces in Australia in 2018, Qantas made FLUX a top 5 finalist.
Location:191 St Georges Terrace, Perth
Contact:Book Tour Form
Features:6 creatively designed meeting rooms, collaborative coworking and main events space, and holds events for up to 170 people. Resident desk and office space, with 2 creative meeting rooms.
Suits:Later developed startups, corporate intrapreneurial teams, entrepreneurs, investors, consultants, freelancers, and social enterprises from all backgrounds, sectors and industries.
Opening hours:8am-6pm or 24/7 for Fulltime, Resident Desk and Office members.
Daily hot desk rate: $50
Permanent full time rate: $850
Spacecubed Increases Flux Capacity
Located in the heart of historic Fremantle, fSpace bills itself as is a “creative, professional co-working space that is entrepreneurial, international, inspirational and down to earth”. fSpace also has huge windows that “keep members connected to the outdoors, fast WIFI, free tea & coffee, and an inspiring energy from our group of small business owners who are doing cool things”.
Location: 18/27 Market Street, Fremantle
Contact: 0405 845 409; [email protected]
Features: Great community of inspiring business owners, chillout area, small kitchen, free coffee & tea, meeting room, lots of natural light, cool music in the background
Suits: Small business owners, freelancers, professionals
Opening hours: 9 am – 5 pm
Daily hot desk rate: $35
Permanent full time rate: $550
City of Fremantle and fSpace Launch New Program
The latest arrival to Perth’s co-working and incubator scene, Gemstar launched its first Australian Innovation Centre of Excellence in Perth in June 2018, ahead of any other state. This follows the successful launch of Gemstar Asia in 2015 which is headquartered in Singapore.
Location: 36 Pier Street, Perth
Features: Lovely colonial building with great high ceilings and lots of natural light. Large training room, boardroom and multiple meeting rooms available. Great CBD location. Full kitchen facilities. Catering options available. Fibre internet.
Formally known as ‘Hive’, Liberty offers another option for central Perth CBD. Located on the 21st floor of Allendale Square with views over Elizabeth Quay and Swan River, this space is aimed at professionals seeking a collaborative co-working, hot desking or a shared office environment combined with corporate facilities.
Location: Lvl 25, Allendale Square, 77 St George’s Terrace, Perth
Suits: City location, professional/corporate feel
Enquiries: [email protected]
Daily hot desk rate: $37/day, plus other options
Permanent full time rates: $139/wk
Bright, uncluttered and thoughtfully designed to bring out the best in you at work, Nest Space is nestled along the cafe strip in Victoria Park, just 10 minutes to Perth CBD, 5 minutes walk from ample free street parking and 20 minutes drive to the airport.
Location: 328 Albany Hwy, Victoria Park
Contact: 1300 45 1930
The Common Room is a creative co-working space open seven days a week, aimed at those in the creative industries who need a place to work but might not need, or be able to afford, a private studio or office. It’s a working space for those who like to be around other creatives but also just want to sit quietly and get stuff done.
Location: Upstairs, 267 William St, Northbridge
Contact: [email protected]
Features: Artist studios; kitchen; tool workshop; art gallery; located within the Perth Cultural Centre
Opening hours: Daily, 9:30am – 5pm
Daily hot desk rate: N/A
Permanent full time rate: Variable from $75/mth
Located near the corner of Adelaide Terrace and Victoria Ave (next to the DOME and diagonally across the intersection from the Duxton Hotel) os one of Perth’s newest and funkiest co-working spaces, The Platform. Opened in March 2017 as an events space, the organisation has a commitment towards social enterprises and not for profits. As their name suggests, they are a ‘platform’ and it is all about partners, their work, their impact and at the centre of it all, people…
Location: Level 3 ,256 Adelaide Terrace, Perth
Contact: 08 9221 4072; [email protected]
Features: “Ideally located” in the eastern end of the city along the terrace, with multiple food and coffee options nearby including the newly developed Hibernian Place. The location offers multiple transport options, whether commuting by car or public transport.
Featuring a large open space and stage designed for presentations and events with a capacity to host up to 150 guests. With dedicated conference and meeting facilities, open plan kitchen and stage fitout, The Platform is ideal for community engagement, workshops, training, meetings and networking. Flooded with natural daylight, our spaces are well designed to help facilitate creative thinking and encourage collaboration. The space offers a range of seating options, including individual offices for 1-5 people, open plan desks, a quiet working zone and casual seating in the lobby. There are 4 meeting rooms that can accommodate between 2-5 people and a generous 10-seater boardroom.
Suits: Social enterprises and not for profits
Riff, powered by Spacecubed
Perth’s original co-working space, Spacecubed, started life on the ground floor in 2012, but now has had a name change (to ‘Riff‘) and encompasses levels 4 and 5 as well as the ground floor (which itself will have a facelift in 2018). Together with FLUX, Riff is the undisputed King and Queen of Perth’s co-working spaces, with several startup events taking place on any given day.
Location: 45 St George’s Terrace, Perth
Features: Open space, meeting rooms, boardroom, Townhall events space for up to 120 people, collaborative hot desk and coworking spaces on the ground floor and levels 4 and 5.
Suits: Early stage ideation phase startups, creatives, consultants, freelancers, social enterprises and corporates from all sectors, industries and backgrounds
Opening hours: 8am – 6am Mon-Fri – Open weekends for events, fulltime coworkers and residents
Daily hot desk rate: $40
Permanent full time rate: $750
Spacecubed Level 9 Official Launch Party
A free co-working space with various options, this Business Hub is run by the thoughtful folks at St George Bank. The Perth Business Hub has a range of different spaces available including: meeting rooms, semi-private workstations and hot desks.
Location: 152 St Georges Terrace, Perth
Contact: 1300 663 064
Daily hot desk rate: Free
St George Bank Opens Free CBD Co-Working Space
The Sitting Rooms recognises the challenges that small business face as they grow. That’s why they’ve created a co-working space with a highly professional environment. You will find modern working areas where you can work privately by yourself or with your small team.
Location: 484 Albany Hwy, Victoria Park
Contact: 1300 724 071
Set in a unique state heritage listed building with edgy, arty styling, Studio Startup has a central city location above Toastface Grillah café, at 143 Barrack Street, Perth. The building offers hot-desks, fixed-desks, private lockable offices, shared meeting rooms, conference/event space for up to 40 people, AV equipment for meetings, fast internet, kitchen facilities and AC and has printing facilities.
Opened in 2014, this co-working space in Northbridge has recently changed their focus to be all about IoT, Data and FinTech startups and innovators.
Location: 4 Money Street, Northbridge
Contact: [email protected]
Features: Showers, Bike storage, large desks, balcony for summer drinks, community, small offices, fintech and data driven businesses, car parking, 24 hour access available.
Suits: Startups, local businesses, fintech and data driven businesses
Opening hours: Monday-Friday 8.30 – 5.30
Permanent full time rate: $650/mo (discounts for multiple desks)
Thinklab Coworking is a young and fast-growing co-working space in the heart of Fremantle. Located on the busy and accessible, Market street, where you’ll be able to walk to and from Fremantle station and the local businesses each day.
They offer a shared, community-driven workspace for local-independent workers and start-ups. Thinklab encourages innovation and provides members with a supportive environment.
Location: Unit 2, 3 & 4 51-57 Market Street Fremantle WA 6160
Features: Fremantle CBD Location, Air Conditioned, Easy Going, Meeting & Meetup Rooms, Beach Nearby, Bright & Colourful With Atrium Ceiling, WIFI/Printing, Free Tea/Coffee
Suits: Professionals, Entrepreneurs, Fintech, Startups
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 8-5
Daily hot desk rate: $35
Permanent full time rate: $400/mo
Part time rate: $175/mo
Thinklab Coworking To Launch In Fremantle
There you have it, a definitive list of co-working spaces across Perth. Know a Perth co-working space that we have missed? Please let us know!