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If you want to get away from the home office from time to time, you might want to compare budget-friendly coworking space day passes in Sydney that cost as little as AUD 40.
Rest assured – there’s no need to sacrifice style or comfort to save a few dollars at some of the city’s most cost-effective shared workspaces.
You can work inside a historic landmark at Hub Customs House for the day for just AUD 50. If you’re all about culture, grab a desk for AUD 40 at Haymarket HQ in Chinatown, whose design elements reflect the local culture. Or, set up your laptop at Hub Hyde Park inside the former Winn’s department store for AUD 50.
If you like coworking spaces with an eclectic mix of styles ranging from industrial to avant-garde, try the WeWork (AUD 45) or the WOTSO (AUD 55) in the Pyrmont suburb. Prefer something homelier with charming rustic touches? Day passes at the cosy CoHouse Studios in Rosebery cost just AUD 50.
And if you’re more interested in sprawling cityscape views than anything else, we recommend visiting Aeona in Surry Hills, where a day pass that costs AUD 50 grants you access to the rooftop complete with seating and a putting green.
Looking for options beyond just day passes? Read our guide to Sydney’s most popular coworking spaces for digital nomads to compare day passes, membership fees, nearby attractions, facilities, and much more.
Monthly membership fees for hot desks at coworking spaces in Sydney generally range from AUD 300 to AUD 650. According to our research, Tank Stream Labs stands out as one of the most budget-friendly at just AUD 299 per month. At spaces like WeWork, Fishburners and Haymarket HQ, you can expect to pay between AUD 450 and AUD 500.
Many workspaces also provide flexible membership choices with limited access, which can be ideal for those who visit sporadically and want to reduce the cost of numerous day passes. For instance, at Aeona, you can pay AUD 160 per week for a dedicated desk, while Hub Hyde Park offers eight days of monthly access for AUD 350, and Spaces provides unlimited access during business hours for AUD 405.
When it comes to dedicated desks at Sydney’s coworking spaces, monthly rates can vary significantly, ranging from AUD 475 to AUD 1,100. On the more economical end of the scale, Haymarket HQ and Tank Stream Labs offer dedicated desks for under AUD 500 per month. On the other hand, well-known shared workspaces like WeWork, WOTSO and Fishburners generally charge between AUD 550 and AUD 700.
You’ll find the most affordable coworking space day passes in Sydney at popular venues like Fishburners (AUD 40), Haymarket HQ (AUD 40) and WeWork (AUD 45). Here’s everything you need to know about those spaces and many more to help you decide where to set up your office for the day.
Situated in Sydney’s Wynyard district, Fishburners is a coworking space with a strong tech-focused community, but it appeals to a diverse range of entrepreneurs and freelancers thanks in part to its high-value day passes at AUD 40.
Inside, Fishburners offers a selection of workspaces characterised by modern, neutral colour schemes and medium-toned wooden flooring. Decorative elements, including climbing green plants, neon signs, feature walls and patterned rugs, lend a unique touch to the atmosphere.
In addition to productive workspaces, Fishburners boasts leisure facilities such as a wellness room, table tennis and lounge-style breakout areas with cosy sofas. Its location in the Central Business District places you just steps from countless shops, restaurants, cafes, bars and tourist attractions. You can walk to the Sydney Opera House in about 20 minutes.
Nestled within the vibrant Chinatown, Haymarket HQ is an artistically designed co-working space that pays homage to the local culture. If you just want to use a desk from time to time, you can buy a day pass for AUD 40. Bundles of ten are available for AUD 350.
The décor at Haymarket HQ is a harmonious blend of styles, showcasing elements like timber beams, exposed brick walls, and light-toned desks that complement a warm colour palette. Skylights in some atriums bring in natural sunlight, illuminating standout features such as Chinese lamps and captivating wall art.
With its prime location in bustling Chinatown, you’ll never run short of options for your leisure time. Popular eateries like Sweet Lu, Gumshara, Xi An Cuisine, and the Emperor’s Garden Restaurant are all within reach. If you’re up for a post-work drink with your fellow remote workers, consider places like the Haymarket Hotel or the Covent Garden Hotel.
The WeWork on Harris Street in Pyrmont is an eclectic, contemporary coworking space with a diverse blend of shared work areas. If rather not commit to a monthly membership, you can purchase day passes for AUD 45.
While WeWork exudes an eclectic ambiance, warm colour schemes and rustic elements like wooden floors and natural-edged wooden joists and beams are visible throughout the building. However, you’ll also discover spaces with light minimalist designs, dark industrial aesthetics and vibrant avant-garde elements.
Apart from private offices and shared workspaces with both dedicated and hot desks, WeWork offers an array of amenities for relaxation, ranging from retro cafés to cozy, softly lit breakout areas.
If you’d like to explore the city during your off-screen time, you’ll find numerous cafés, restaurants and bars within walking distance. Iconic harbourfront landmarks like the Sydney Opera House are 15 minutes away by car.
For those seeking a unique work environment within a historic Sydney landmark, consider purchasing a day pass at Hub Customs House for AUD 50. From its position on the third floor of the 19th-century Customs House, you can take in views of the Harbour Bridge and Opera House.
Hub Customs House elegantly marries a modern interior with its Georgian architectural façade.
Some shared offices embrace minimalism with dark carpets and white walls accented by suspended plant pots, while others envelop you in a captivating retro atmosphere, complete with warm, inviting colour palettes and the comfort of classic lounge sofas.
When you need a break, embrace the outdoors and rest your mind by taking a leisurely five-minute stroll to the serene Royal Botanic Garden. The Circular Quay transport hub is conveniently adjacent, which makes getting around the wider metro area of Sydney a breeze.
In the charming suburb of Rosebery just a few miles south of Sydney’s bustling CBD lies CoHouse Studios, a contemporary coworking haven that seamlessly melds rustic charm with a warm, inviting atmosphere. Expect high-quality wooden flooring, white walls interspersed with exposed brick sections, and rustic elements like timber beams and joists.
On top of its day passes for AUD 50, CoHouse Studios appeals to freelancers and digital nomads with its happening location inside The Cannery, a cultural hub bursting with a diverse array of food, drink, wellness and shopping options.
Nestled between Surry Hills and Darlinghurst, Hub Hyde Park occupies five floors of the former Winn’s department store. This coworking space seamlessly blends modern functionality with the historical charm of its surroundings, providing an ideal setting for those seeking a balance between work and leisure in the heart of Sydney.
This stylishly minimalist space is adorned with vibrant green accents, with potted plants integrated into tables, by doorways and suspended from ceilings. Complementing this design, Hub Hyde Park boasts outdoor terraces on its upper floors that offer sprawling cityscape views of Sydney.
If Hub Hyde Park’s style and facilities don’t seal the deal, you might be enticed by its cost-effective day passes at AUD 50 each.
Located in Surry Hills, Aeona is a modern shared workspace with a sleek vibe. One of its standout features is its rooftop complete with comfy outdoor sofas, stunning views of Sydney’s skyline and a mini golf putting green. Best of all, the rooftop is open to members and non-members, meaning you can enjoy this urban oasis with a day pass at just AUD 50.
Around Aeona, you’ll discover a bunch of cool local joints. There’s The Strawberry pub, the Li’l Darlin Surry Hills bar, Oporto for a quick bite, and the Blacksmith café for a caffeine fix. And if you feel like taking a break from the city vibe, you can walk to Prince Alfred Park, where you can enjoy a dip in an outdoor heated pool.
Tucked away in Pyrmont, WOTSO is an industrial-inspired coworking space with vibrant avant-garde accents that caters to occasional drop-ins with day passes that cost just AUD 55.
The diversity in design is striking – some rooms flaunt a rugged, industrial appearance, featuring unique touches such as exposed cables dangling from the ceiling to the desks. In contrast, others have intricately patterned floors, checkered ceilings, desks adorned with plants and hanging greenery, lively wall art, and sections of exposed brick.
For the digital nomad on the move, WOTSO offers easy access to nearby attractions like the Darling Harbour and the Australian National Maritime Museum. When it’s time to refuel, you can choose from a wealth of restaurants, bars, and cafés right on your doorstep.
Here at Cospaceworld, our mission is to foster connections between digital nomads and remote workers, helping them discover the most exciting coworking and co-living spaces in the world’s finest destinations. To keep this guide as up-to-date and beneficial as possible, we actively monitor Sydney’s evolving coworking landscape, but we also value your input. Your insights can be invaluable to our readers, so if you have any suggestions or experiences to share, we’d love to hear from you.
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