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Whether you’re a visitor in need of a temporary workspace or a local looking to escape the same four walls from time to time, you’ll find many highly reviewed coworking spaces in Sydney with budget-friendly day passes and membership options.
And with so many choices, there’s bound to be a shared office that suits your style preferences.
If you want a contemporary, minimalist space that promotes focus and concentration, you might want to grab a desk at Fishburners, Hub Hyde Park or Emerge. Prefer an office with a more eclectic design? You’ll probably like places such as WOTSO and WeWork in Pyrmont or Haymarket HQ in Chinatown.
For a workspace with a homely atmosphere and rustic design touches, try a venue such as CoHouse Studios or Space&Co George Street. And if you’re more interested in the view than the interior design, consider coworking spaces such as Hub Customs House by the harbour or Aeona, which offers cityscape views from its rooftop terrace.
You can expect to pay between AUD 40 and AUD 80 for a day pass at one of Sydney’s top-rated coworking spaces. The most affordable day passes we’ve found are available at Fishburners and Haymarket HQ, coming in at AUD 40 each.
Slightly more expensive for day passes are coworking spaces such as Tank Stream Labs and Emerge, costing AUD 75 and AUD 80 respectively. However, both these shared workspaces offer some of the most affordable monthly memberships in Sydney.
If you just want to test out a few workspaces for the time being, read our in-depth guide to the most affordable coworking space day passes in Sydney.
Monthly memberships for a hot desk at Sydney’s most popular coworking spaces tend to fall in the range of AUD 300 to 650. The best-value hot desk membership we’ve found is at Tank Stream Labs, costing just AUD 299 per month. You’ll pay AUD 450–500 at places like Fishburners, WeWork and Haymarket HQ.
Many coworking spaces offer flexible memberships that might be a better option for infrequent visitors. For example, you can get a dedicated desk for AUD 160 per week at Aeona, eight days of access per month for AUD 350 at Hub Hyde Park, and unlimited access during business hours for AUD 405 at Spaces.
Prices for dedicated desks at Sydney’s coworking spaces can vary wildly – expect to pay anywhere between AUD 475 and 1,100 per month. Haymarket HQ and Tank Stream Labs are the only coworking spaces that we’ve found to offer dedicated desks for AUD 500 or less per month. You’ll pay AUD 550–700 at well-known shared workspaces such as Fishburners, WeWork and WOTSO.
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Aeona, WOTSO, Fishburners and Hub Hyde Park are just some examples of top-rated coworking spaces in Sydney with affordable day passes and flexible memberships. Here’s our guide to those spaces and many more to help you decide where to invest your time and money.
Located in the Wynyard suburb of Sydney’s CBD, Fishburners is a light and airy coworking space that’s well known for its vast tech community of entrepreneurs, freelancers and startups. Even though Fishburners hosts events, raises investments, creates thousands of jobs, and much more, it’s remained a top coworking space for digital nomads, with day passes available for AUD 40.
Inside, you can expect a variety of workspaces that make use of modern, neutral colour palettes and medium-hued wooden floors. Decorative touches include green plants that climb up the walls and beams and wrap around ceiling features. You’ll also see a few retro splashes in the form of neon signs, feature walls and patterned rugs.
Besides everything you need to work productively, Fishburners offers leisure facilities that include a wellness room, table tennis and breakout areas with lounge-style sofas. As you’ll be located in the CBD, you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to shops, restaurants, cafés, bars and tourist attractions. The Sydney Opera House is just a 20-minute walk away.
You can get a day pass at Fishburners for AUD 40. A monthly membership with ten days of access plus perks such as free tickets to paid events and discounts on dozens of digital products will cost you AUD 380, while AUD 495 comes with 24-hour access. Prices for a dedicated desk start at AUD 700 per month.
If you’re looking for a contemporary coworking space with an eclectically styled mix of shared workspaces, you might want to try the WeWork on Harris Street in Sydney’s Pyrmont suburb. If you don’t want a long-term membership, you can get day passes at WeWork in Sydney for AUD 45.
Eclectic as WeWork may be, you can expect to see the use of warm colour palettes and rustic features like wooden floors and natural-edged wooden beams and joists throughout the building, though you’ll also find light minimalist, dark industrial and colourful avant-garde spaces too.
Besides private offices and shared workspaces with hot and dedicated desks, WeWork boasts a variety of facilities for relaxation, from retro cafés to dimly lit, intimate breakout areas.
If you’d prefer to explore the city on your breaks, you’ll find a variety of bars, restaurants and cafés within walking distance – some of the most popular foodie options include Yuzu Pyrmont, Gelato Messina The Star, Souks Mediterranean Street Food, and Gallon, a pub that’s just across the street.
Just visiting Sydney? Nearby tourist attractions include the Australian National Maritime Museum, the Sydney Wharf Marina and Darling Harbour. Attractions such as the Sydney Opera House and The Rocks are a 15-minute drive away.
In addition to budget-friendly day passes, the WeWork in Pyrmont offers hot desks starting from AUD 450 a month and dedicated desks for as little as AUD 550. Private offices start from AUD 850 per month.
Nestled in the Pyrmont suburb, WOTSO is an eclectic industrial coworking space with flexible membership options and day passes for infrequent and frequent visitors. While it has an industrial style throughout, its array of vibrantly colourful avant-garde touches makes it one of Sydney’s most unique shared workspaces in terms of looks.
Inside, you can expect wide-open spaces and tall ceilings that promote collaboration and creativity. Some rooms have a raw and rugged appearance, with cables hanging from the exposed ceiling down to the desks. Other spaces have style features such as checkered ceilings, intricately patterned floors, plants embedded into desks and hanging from ceilings, colourful wall art, and exposed bricks.
If you’re a digital nomad, you’ll be glad to know that WOTSO is just a stone’s throw from attractions such as the Powerhouse Museum, the Australian National Maritime Museum and Darling Harbour. You’ll also be spoilt for choice when it comes to restaurants, bars and cafés.
Day passes at WOTSO grant you access to the shared workspace between 8 am and 5 pm – you can get one for AUD 55 or ten for AUD 440 (AUD 44 each). WOTSO also offers some of Sydney’s best-value monthly memberships at AUD 330–550 per month.
Aeona is a popular coworking space in Surry Hills that’s ideal for those looking for a modern office setting. Breaks are best enjoyed on the building’s open-air rooftop, though you’ll find a range of bars and restaurants on Aeona’s doorstep.
Even though we love the minimalist interior of Aeona, our favourite place to relax is the well-designed rooftop terrace, where you can soak up the sun on outdoor lounge sofas, take in views of Sydney’s cityscape and practice putting on the mini green. You’ll be glad to know that the terrace is open to both members and day pass holders.
Just across the road from Aeona, you’ll find popular local haunts such as The Strawberry pub, the Li’l Darlin Surry Hills bar, the Oporto fast food joint and the Blacksmith café. If you want to escape the urban centre for some off-screen time, take a stroll through Prince Alfred Park, home to an outdoor heated pool.
You can get a day pass at Aeona for AUD 50 – AUD 40 with a casual membership. A dedicated desk and 24-hour access to the space costs from AUD 160 per week.
Located towards the south of Sydney’s CBD in the heart of Chinatown, Haymarket HQ is a creatively designed coworking space whose eclectic décor pays tribute to the local culture. Ideal for digital nomads, Haymarket HQ offers affordable day passes and day pass bundles. Moreover, its unlimited-access membership is one of the most affordable in Sydney.
While this coworking space boasts an array of styles, you can expect to see decorative touches that include timber beams and joists, exposed brick walls and light desks that complement the space’s warm colour palette. In some atriums, skylights in the ceiling let natural sunlight flood the venue, illuminating standout features such as Chinese lamps and wall art.
Thanks to its location in the vibrant Chinatown, you won’t struggle for things to do on your break. Narrowing down such a vast number of tasty dining options might be challenging, but some top-rated nearby eateries include Sweet Lu, Gumshara, Xi An Cuisine and the Emperor’s Garden Restaurant. If you fancy a quick tipple with your fellow remote workers after a day at the office, try a bar such as the Covent Garden Hotel or the Haymarket Hotel.
You can buy a day pass at Haymarket HQ for AUD 40 by simply dropping in – there’s no need to book in advance. Ten prepaid day passes cost AUD 350 and remain valid for three months. You can also get 12 days of access per month for AUD 325. 24-hour access to a permanent desk costs just AUD 475 per month.
Situated between the suburbs of Darlinghurst and Surry Hills, Hub Hyde Park is a shared workspace that occupies five floors of the former Winn’s department store. In contrast to the building’s historic architecture, Hub Hyde Park features an unpretentious, modern interior with all the business and leisure facilities you need to thrive while combining work and play in Sydney.
Leaving plenty of headspace for creativity and imagination, Hub Hyde Park boasts a strikingly minimalist décor of light and neutral colours. Throughout the building, you’ll see bold splashes of green in the form of potted plants embedded into tables, nestled by doors and hanging from the ceilings. To top it all off, Hub Hyde Park has a variety of outdoor terraces on the upper floors, allowing you to make the most of Sydney’s terrific urban views and enviable climate.
If you want to spend your off-screen time out and about, you can walk to nearby attractions such as the Oxford Art Factory and Hyde Park in just a couple of minutes. Some of the top-rated restaurants on the doorstep of Hub Hyde Park include SOUL Deli, Surly’s American Tavern and the award-winning Elements Bar and Grill Darlinghurst. For a quick tipple with your fellow coworkers after a productive day, grab a chair at a nearby bar such as Shady Pines Saloon or The Soda Factory.
You can get a day pass at Hub Hyde Park for as little as AUD 50. If you want flexible access plus member perks and events, you can pay AUD 350 for eight days of access per month. Unlimited access will cost you AUD 550 per month, while a dedicated desk costs as little as AUD 750 per month.
Located in the Surry Hills suburb of Sydney, Emerge is an elegantly minimalist coworking space with private day offices and budget-friendly monthly dedicated desk memberships.
Inside, you’ll see a white and neutral colour palette with splashes of colour in the form of feature walls and garden ceilings. Some dedicated desks feature modern dividers while others are in open-plan spaces.
When you need a break from your laptop, you can relax with fellow coworkers in breakout areas and communal kitchens. You’ll also be in one of the best suburbs to enjoy Sydney’s growing café culture.
You can get a casual day office at Emerge for as little as AUD 80 per day. Dedicated desks start from AUD 500 per month, while private offices start from AUD 1,950 per month.
Occupying the 10th floor of the Art Deco ‘Pavilion On George’ building in Sydney’s CBD, Space&Co George Street is an industrial-meets-homely coworking space. While day passes are available, members get access to perks such as a members-only kitchen and stocked bar.
When you enter this shared workspace, you’ll notice the striking views of Sydney’s cityscape through the windows that span the entire perimeter of the building, letting natural sunlight flood the room. Industrial-style elements, such as exposed pipes, tall ceilings and polished concrete give the space an atmosphere of productivity, while touches such as works of modern art, light wooden floors, airy rooms and stylishly dark office furniture make it feel like a home away from home.
Thanks to Space&Co’s central location, you’re just seconds away from cinemas, shops, restaurants and bars. You’ll find plenty of foodie and shopping venues inside the Pavilion On George mall. 100 metres to the east of this coworking space is Hyde Park, a sprawling urban greenspace home to attractions like the Anzac Memorial and the Frazer Fountain.
You can buy a day pass at Space&Co George Street for AUD 60. A dedicated desk membership in an open-plan workspace will cost you a minimum of AUD 1,100 per month.
Located about five kilometres south of the CBD in the suburb of Rosebery, CoHouse Studios is a contemporary coworking space with rustic features and a homely atmosphere.
In addition to its budget-friendly day passes, being housed inside The Cannery dining and shopping hub makes CoHouse Studios a solid pick for digital nomads. And if you want to commit to more than just a day here and there, you can choose from a range of flexible memberships.
The striking décor of CoHouse Studios makes use of high-quality wooden floors and desks that complement white walls with sections of exposed brick, plus rustic touches such as timber beams and joists.
Besides coworking spaces, CoHouse is home to production and editing suites, writers’ rooms and rehearsal spaces. As part of its offering, this venue hosts events such as film clubs, book exchanges and classes in acting and dancing.
While there are plenty of places to relax inside CoHouse Studios, you can also spend your breaks at the eateries of The Cannery, a large food hall and market. You’ll also find popular cafés and restaurants such as Da Mario and Mentmore & Morley within walking distance.
You can get a day pass at CoHouse Studios for AUD 50. Memberships that include ten days of access per month start at AUD 350. 24-hour access to a hot desk starts at AUD 650 per month.
Situated just around the corner from Wynyard train station, Tank Stream Labs is a sleek and contemporary coworking space inside the Sydney Startup Hub, which currently claims to be the Southern Hemisphere’s largest dedicated startup space. With its central location, day passes and huge community of professionals, Tank Stream Labs is an ideal choice for digital nomads and locals alike.
The stylishly minimalist interior of Tank Stream Labs makes use of white walls and a combination of light carpeted and medium-toned wooden floors. Adding a touch of natural beauty are potted shrubs and plants around every corner. Because this space occupies the 6th, 7th and 8th floor of the Sydney Startup Hub building, sprawling views of Sydney’s CBD add to its aesthetic appeal.
Perfect for your breaks, Tank Stream Labs is surrounded by restaurants and bars, with some of the most popular including Concourse Bar, Uncle Mings and Nook Clarence Street. It takes less than five minutes to walk to Barangaroo Avenue, where you’ll find a variety of diners overlooking Darling Harbour.
Even though Tank Stream Labs is startup oriented, its day passes at AUD 75 make it popular with visitors and locals who just want to escape the same four walls from time to time. Flexible monthly memberships start from AUD 299. You can also get a dedicated desk for as little as AUD 500 per month.
If you want to work inside a historic Sydney landmark with views of the Opera House and Harbour Bridge, you might want to buy a day pass for as little as AUD 50 at the Hub Customs House (flexible memberships are also available).
Situated on the third floor of the heritage-listed 19th-century Customs House, Hub’s interior is a suave and modern contrast to its Georgian exterior. While some workspaces feature minimalist designs of dark carpets matched with white walls and plant pots hanging from the ceilings, others have a striking retro décor with warm colours and classic lounge sofas.
You’ll find plenty of space to relax with a hot drink in Hub Customs House, whose location by Sydney’s most iconic attractions makes it an ideal base for digital nomads and local urbanophiles. If you want to escape the hustle of the city for some off-screen time, you can walk to the Royal Botanic Garden in about five minutes. You’ll also be right next to the Circular Quay transport hub.
In addition to day passes starting from AUD 50, Hub Customs House offers a range of monthly memberships: AUD 425 for eight days of access per month, AUD 625 for 24-hour access, and AUD 1,000 for a dedicated desk.
Featuring a striking interior design of gleaming white and neutral colours alongside light wooden panelling on the walls, decorative shelving units and ceiling, Spaces at Martin Place is a sophisticated and contemporary coworking space in Sydney’s CBD.
While Spaces operates on a monthly membership basis, you can get flexible deals with limited access for as little as AUD 179 that grants you entry to over 3,000 locations worldwide. You can also book a free trial day before signing up.
Spaces’ European design is what makes this coworking space stand out in Sydney. To give you an idea of how spacious this modern venue is, it’s home to 17 dedicated desks, 104 private offices and five meeting rooms in addition to its coworking spaces, not to mention a variety of breakout areas, showers and an onsite restaurant.
For AUD 179, you’ll get five days of access during business hours per month. You can get a monthly membership with ten days of access for AUD 265. Unlimited access during business hours costs AUD 405. 24-hour access is available with dedicated desk memberships, which start from AUD 1,059 per month.
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