Local co-working spaces
The Dream Factory
90 Maribyrnong Street, Footscray
Managed by Inspire9, this factory-sized facility includes not only hot desks and meeting rooms, but also a makerspace with equipment ranging from 3D printers to wood-cutting tools. The large community of small business owners, freelancers and creatives collaborate frequently, including over Friday night drinks. More information here.
Good Old Daiz
131B Hopkins Street, Footscray
This fully-furnished studio in the heart of Footscray is a place for creators, makers, writers, thinkers and painters. The friendly residents have 24/7 access and enjoy abundant natural light. More information here.
The Idea Collective
1/209 Nicholson Street, Footscray
Positioned on the first floor of the historic Footscray Mechanics Institute building, this hub is in a fantastic location and has a range of creative professionals working part time and full time on their businesses. Non-members are invited to enquire about a free trial. More information here.
201/175B Stephen Street, Yarraville
Set in an industrial-style building just a short walk from Yarraville train station, this light and airy co-working space has been designed with small business in mind and includes hot desks, serviced offices, a boardroom and an outdoor balcony. More information here.
3 Harris Street, Yarraville
With a function space, film studio, bar, café and theatre, this facility is unique in the West. It was featured in Lonely Planet’s Top Ten Workspaces in The World for 2016, with extra benefits including free printing and parking. More information here.
She Will Shine
She Will Shine is a village for Australian female business owners to connect and support each other in business and life. Members have access to online and in-person training, and meet up regularly at networking events around Melbourne. More information here.