Some would say we’re quickly shifting into the digital age, but it seems that we’re already well and truly in it. Short on cash for lunch? In less than 20 seconds you can transfer funds on your phone before you tap and pay for your ramen. Thought you were good with directions? No worries if not, ‘cause your maps app has you covered if you find yourself a little lost.
In a time where we can access everything we want from any location at the tap of a button, it’s no surprise that flexible working hours and dynamic office environments are the way of the future. Experts have realised the impact that working environments can have on your mood, productivity and job satisfaction, and if trying out a coworking space could give you and your business a boost, why not give it a go?
If you’ve got big plans to kick your 9-to-5 to the curb and start focussing on your passion project, we’ve taken a look at Brisbane’s best coworking spaces that will inspire an exciting and motivating step forward.
Hub Anzac Square | Brisbane CBD
With co-working spaces across Australia, Hub Australia is recognised for their dedication to helping their clientele go above and beyond. Founder Brad Krauskopf, an entrepreneur himself, understands how difficult it can be to start a business from scratch and to build it into a successful, profit-turning business. He created Hub, who have launched their first ever Brisbane location in the heritage Anzac Square Building, as a way for growing businesses to take the leap from kitchen bench to office. With a range of private and collaborative options for teams of 1-28, Hub Anzac Square includes a café, end-of-trip facilities, relaxation spaces, fitness room and an extensive kitchen. Plus, members of the Hub community can also benefit from connections with local businesses, the use of a private media studio, and their very own rooftop event space!
Price: Flexible Desk options start at $350. Dedicated Desks and Offices for 2 - 20 people are also available.
Little Tokyo Two | Multiple Locations
Not just your average coworking space, Little Tokyo Two is a membership-based community that has become a second home to many incredible people filled with passion for growing their dream business. Aside from offering a modern and welcoming open-plan office, Little Tokyo Two can also play a significant role in supporting the growth of a business by offering collaborative workspaces, experienced advisors and a talent pool to hire from. Little Tokyo Two is proudly one of the fastest growing coworking spaces in Australia, as the business has quickly expanded to several sites across South East Queensland since 2014 and supported the launch of over 600 businesses. Little Tokyo Two now boasts coworking spaces in Spring Hill, Petrie Terrace, Springfield, Gold Coast and The Capital in Brisbane’s CBD - and you can even take an online 3D tour of each location here. But it’s the collaborative and like-minded community of members that rely on the Little Tokyo Two support system for the right guidance to take their growing business forward. Whether you need help with brainstorming ideas or a quiet space to get down to business, Little Tokyo Two will ensure that you have the right resources to smash your personal and business goals.
Price: Digital Membership start at $98/mth. Little Tokyo Two also offers Hot Desks, Permanent Desks and Offices for 3-12 people.
Studio 42 | East Brisbane
Studio 42 is the collaborative office space that your business never even knew it needed. The purpose-built coworking space is Brisbane’s go-to destination for those looking into flexible and cost-effective short-term workspace solutions. After having its fit-out completed late last year, Studio 42 has only recently started hiring out its office space this year. This means that the bright and modern office you see in the images is exactly what you’ll get when you visit Brisbane’s newest coworking space. Studio 42 is proudly an eco-business, which is demonstrated in their use of 88-solar panels on the roof to generate the building’s electricity. Studio 42 also provides its tenants with recycled printing paper, organic coffee pods and socially responsible brands like Thankyou and Who Gives A Crap. Already, the popular coworking space has seen many types of tenants use the facilities, including tech gurus, recruiters, not-for-profit businesses, travel specialists, consultants and startups. Championing the ‘New Way To Work’ ethos, at Studio 42 tenants can hire a private office part-time, work from boardrooms or upgrade offices as their teams grow. Ready to take your business to the next level? Studio 42 offer Hot Desk options for 1 or 2 days per week or a Hybrid Virtual Office Package that gives you the benefits of a business address with meeting room and hot desk options throughout the month as needed. They’ll even help you focus on the important things while they have someone dedicated to handling your mail and phone answering.
Price: Hot Desk prices start at $30 per day. Hybrid Virtual Office Package starts at $80 per month. Dedicated Coworking Desk starts at $95 per month.
Inbox Workspace | Maroochydore
Are you Brisbane based but travel often for work? The inside of a hotel room isn’t inspiring at the best of times and an office environment is just what you need to get yourself into gear. Enter Inbox Workspace: the newest coworking space on the Sunshine Coast, encompassing everything you’d hope for in a dynamic workspace. From architecturally designed working pods and private offices to open-plan workstations and sound-proof phone booths, Inbox Workspace has thoughtfully designed their shared office space to accommodate for every kind of guest, group or business, no matter the size of the team. The best part? There’s no overheads or long-term commitments for your desired space, just 800sqm of space spread over 2 levels with stunning ocean views of the Maroochydore coastline while you work. At Inbox Workspace, every guest has 24/7 access to the office with reserved basement parking, high-speed internet and full kitchen facilities. They’re even offering a free day trial for anyone interested in trying out the space to see for themselves just how productive they can really be.
Price: Casual desk prices are available for $700 per month.
The Cove | Fortitude Valley
For those seeking a coworking space with a touch of luxe, look no further than The Cove in Fortitude Valley. Split across two levels, The Cove offers a range of shared workspaces and luxury office suites complete with custom designed furniture and finishes. With a range of memberships offering everything from premium office suites to dedicated desks, the facilities at The Cove are second to none. They even offer services including comprehensive mentorship programs, communal kitchen, onsite printing, showers with towel services, underground carpark and exclusive use of BMW i3.
Price: Casual desk memberships are available for $400 per month.
River City Labs | Fortitude Valley
Whether you’re looking to host an event, present a pitch in a professional environment or collaborate with your team in a functional space, River City Labs is Queensland’s go-to coworking space. River City Labs is one of the largest dynamic coworking spaces that offers three flexible meeting spaces, which can host up to 65 people, boardrooms for up to 10 guests, meeting rooms or private office areas that suit between 3 and 10 people. As well as their collaborative office spaces, River City Labs also offer drop-in day passes, desk memberships and causal memberships with no forms or contracts–just an invoice on the day for the time you spent in the space.
Price: River City Labs Drop-in desks are available for $33 per day. Casual memberships are $200 per month and Desk memberships are $550 per month.
Feature image: Inbox Workspace