The Best Co-Working Spaces In The Inner West And Inner City

August 13th, 2021 - by Brad Gillespie

Co-working is the increasingly popular concept of ‘working alone together’ and entrepreneurs and business owners have been turning to this collaborative and innovative working environment for years.

Maybe you’re ready to rent a desk or an office and join them?

There is a long list of pros for co-working spaces. They promote networking and partnership opportunities and create a communal space for sharing ideas. They are also cost-effective, flexible and accessible. Plus, they’ll get you out of your PJs and off the kitchen table.

From hot-desking to permanent spaces, here is a list of the best co-working offices in the Inner West and Inner City:

The Roller
2 Epsom Rd, Zetland

Attention all pooch owners, this is a fun, funky and chilled out co-working space that welcomes four-legged friends. Located in a mid-20th-century warehouse The Roller is closely located to all the amenities of Green Square and almost next door to AllPress Espresso for your caffeine hit. Its working environment is relaxed and collaborative. Bike parking, showers, storage, kitchen facilities and fast internet are all part of the package. Work hard, play hard is the theory with elements of fun popping up including a ping-pong table and a 1950s TV playing music. One of the most exciting features of The Roller is, The Pod - an audio studio which is regularly hired out by podcasters. A free trial at The Roller is on offer so you can decipher if this is to be the space for your business.

Level 2/11 York St Sydney

This is the number one place for startups to commence their journey. Fishburners are huge advocates of entrepreneurship and business development. With a mission to create success, hundreds of Aussie companies such as Koala and Jayride had their beginnings here. The prospects provided in this co-working space are second to none. One of the biggest wins is their pro-bono mentor clinic which gives members access to professionals in fields such as legal, marketing, design and accounting. In addition, Fishburners hold regular expert sessions and speaker events to encourage continuous learning. If surrounding yourself with a supportive and like-minded start up community is paramount, this is the place for you.

The Treehouse at SUNSTUDIOS
42 Maddox St Alexandria

SUNSTUDIOS are the prime location for image creators. They are a collection of photographic studios providing shoot space, equipment hire and a printing service. Within this historic woodshed in Alexandria is The Treehouse, a co-working space specifically targeted at visual creatives. Treehouse offers flexible or long-term membership, which comes with a gamete of inclusions such as lockable desks, storage, printing, gear hire and event access. Collaborations and learning opportunities are key to the success of Treehouse members.

CoHouse Studios
Lvl 1, 36 Morley Ave Rosebery

Located in The Cannery, Rosebery, CoHouse is all about ‘makers, shakers and creators’. These modern suites scream location, location, location as they sit smack bang amongst the buzz of restaurants, cafes and retail. Public transport is easily accessible and after-work drinks are sorted with Archie Rose Distillery within a stone’s throw. Now back to work…book the AV equipped meeting room, utilise the on-hand receptionist service or take up desk space. This is a workplace for motivated freelancers and small business operators with their goals front of mind.

Salon Lane
673/73 Ann St, Surry Hills

In 2020, a brand new hub concept hit Sydney. Salon Lane is a creative luxurious co-working environment for the hair and beauty industry. This 1920s inner city warehouse showcases sleek polished concrete floors and exposed brick walls, created by Siren Design of Portal and Flow Athletic fame. Within the walls of this stunning sanctuary are 21 suites and 19 workspaces for hairdressers, beauticians, nail technicians, massage therapists and make-up artists. As opposed to renting a chair or room within a salon, all these creative geniuses can be housed under one roof. Salon Lane, ‘your place to create’, plans to roll out a number of other venues across Sydney so… watch this space.

La Porte
87-103 Epsom Rd, Rosebery

High-end vibes are the go in this beautiful serviced office facility. With a concierge to greet you on arrival, La Porte offers workspaces, photo studios and showrooms. With the likes of Margaret Zhang and Guy Sebastian having run their operations out of here, La Porte is THE place to be. Many aspiring businesses opt to use the showrooms and chic courtyard for beauty activations, fashion launches and homewares showcases. There is also the option of a virtual membership which gives access to the La Porte address, a dedicated phone number, personalised call answering and messaging and storage facilities. Work/life balance gets the big tick here, with unique offerings of an onsite Infrared Sauna, Pilates, Yoga and Meditation studios. La Porte, you are simply stunning.