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Working alone doesn’t mean you have to work alone. A lot of start-ups, entrepreneurs and small (or micro) established businesses can’t initially afford to have their own offices in Brisbane and can’t stay motivated when left at home with their comfortable bed, endless supply of snacks in the fridge, and their Netflix. However,that's where a Brisbane coworking space or office can help! They allow creatives and business people alike to get ahead and focus on growing their idea or business.
So, if you’re the type of person who could stay in their PJs all day if they were working from home, and really needs to be surrounded by like-minded people to bounce ideas off, to be creative and to work more efficiently, we’ve put a list together of some of the best Brisbane coworking spaces and offices just for you. You’re welcome.
Gravity, Brisbane CBD
You can work for yourself and own a piece of prime office-realty in the City too, with Gravity’s coworking office spaces. The newly renovated office tour screams sophistication, with high-end construction and custom-made interior finishes throughout. Each member benefits from high-speed internet, boardrooms with video conferencing capabilities, lockers and bike racks, quiet booths, kitchen and access to the Gravity Space Concierge, on-site dry cleaning facilities, restaurant, bar and café.
Price: Membership prices are available for casual, part-time and full-time use by contacting Gravity directly.
140 Creek Street, Brisbane CBD
Little Tokyo Two, Spring Hill
A great workspace for young visionaries, creatives and entrepreneurs, Little Tokyo Two offers flexible and vibrant workspaces to inspire networking and personal/business growth. The fellow tenants include lawyers, accountants, graphic designers, photographers and animators, and also offer mentors (including ex-CEOs of large companies, through to true hustling entrepreneurs) that visit during the week to help the other members reach their full potential.
The Ice Cream Factory Collab, West End
Located in the original Peters Ice Cream factory, this collab space offers the historic high ceiling and concrete floors of a factory, with the modern facilities of air con, high speed internet, shared kitchen, bathroom (including showers), a large deck, and live music venue and bar, The Motor Room, below for knock offs.
Price: Permanent desk(s) for $360 per month or $100 for a 5-day pass.
Suite 16, Level 2, Factory 1, 41 Mollison Street, West End
Lightspace, Fortitude Valley
Within a funky warehouse location in Fortitude Valley is Lightspace, a Brisbane coworking space/venue with a loft-like design with a garden entrance, polished timber floorboards, high ceilings, shipping containers converted into meeting rooms, bathrooms, kitchens and studios, and an awesome roof terrace with City views. Current tenants include advertising, brand design and marketing companies, fashion retailers, photographers and designers. If that’s not cool enough, they even allow your dogs to come to work with you! Check out their cute pup-profiles here.
Price: A desk space in a shared studio is $495 per month.
30 Light Street, Fortitude Valley
Salt House, New Farm
This Brisbane coworking space is located in one of New Farm’s beautifully preserved heritage buildings, with high ceilings, open-plan workspaces and foyer, hardwood floors and a social alfresco area. There are currently (August 2015) only two studios available, which are unfurnished, which can be leased privately or shared with other tenants. Current tenants include photography, marketing, gaming, animation and not-for profit organisations.
Price: Depending on availability, standard desks can be available from $55 per week.
Level 1, 888 Brunswick Street, New Farm
The Coterie, Kelvin Grove
As part of QUT’s Creative Enterprise hub, they have deigned a space to inspire and support the growth of creative professionals and entrepreneurs (with or without a degree). The Coterie has city views, and it’s within walking distance from Roma Street station, has a variety of hot desks and private desks, fully equipped kitchen, Wi-Fi and board room access with presentation technology. The Coterie’s current members include start-up teams, sole traders and small businesses in the screen, music, interactive media, fashion, design and games industries. The collaborative working space also offers opportunities for growth, through their Fashion Accelerator and mentorship program, and CEA Business Hub development.
Price: QUT members from $110 per year and non-student members from $220 per month.
Level 4, ZI The Works, 34 Parer Place, Kelvin Grove
The Corner Office, Brisbane CBD
Opening this September, The Corner Office, will offer a sophisticated and modern member’s only office space to carry out business and meetings. The office space is equipped with a range of hot desks and rooms for conducting private meetings and interviews, equipped with the technology for video and audio conference calls. However, the venue is not all play, as it has the ability to host corporate lunches and cocktail functions, with a lounge and serviced bar within the complex.
Price: Anuual memberships from $5,000, three-month memberships are $550 and casual meeting room hire and hot desk use prices are available by contacting the concierge.
Ground floor, 483 Adelaide Street, Brisbane CBD
The Thought Fort, Fortitude Valley
The Thought Fort replicates a home away from home, with a social and friendly tenant mix in an open space venue. The office offers air conditioning, internet, basic printing and kitchen facilities, a balcony and access to a communal meeting room. Tenants include freelance web developers, engineers, designers and creative directors.
Price: 24/7 access tenancy is $395 per month
80 Wickham Street, Brisbane CBD
River City Labs, Fortitude Valley
In 2012, River City Labs was founded by entrepreneur, investor and more recently ‘shark’ on Australian television series, Shark Tank Australia; Steve Baxter. The Brisbane coworking space was created with small business owners, Brisbane start-ups and entrepreneurs in mind, with flexible desk and office plans and access to mentoring, networking events, seminars and workshops. Members can pay a daily, casual or monthly rate, which includes desk, hire of offices, open workspaces and lounge areas.
Price: Daily drop in passes from $30 per day, casual memberships from $100 per month and full-time monthly memberships from $450 per month.
2/282 Wickham Street, Fortitude Valley