The StartSpace coworking space is housed in the Ideas Quarter at State Library Victoria. 

Our coworking space has two areas: StartSpace ground floor, with access provided as part of our free membership and StartSpace Loft for our paid membership.

The spaces are exclusive to members, who can enter using a security access card.

At full capacity, our ground floor has space for 125 members at a time, with our paid StartSpace Loft area available for up to 48 members – which is capped so Loft members will be guaranteed a seat.


Both floors offer seating, hot desks, monitors, wi-fi, whiteboards, a bookable meeting room and access to hearing loop.

Meeting rooms are available to book, and working in the general space you’ll need to stay in your chosen seat for the duration of your visit. 

Please note: computers aren’t provided, so we encourage you to bring your own device and connect to our free wi-fi.

StartSpace Loft also offers

  • kitchenette equipped with fridge, microwave, dishwasher and coffee machine
  • day lockers
  • two soundproof Skype booths for private calls and teleconferencing
  • printing and scanning facilities
  • ample seating: because membership is capped at 48, there will always be a seat available.

Opening hours



7 days a week

StartSpace Loft

7am–6pm Mon to Fri

10am-6pm Sat to Sun