StartSpace Loft Membership

StartSpace Loft Membership offers access to an affordable coworking space for new and early stage businesses. 

It’s situated in the Melbourne CBD within the beautiful State Library Victoria.

If you’re a little further along in your business journey, a StartSpace Loft membership might be right for you. StartSpace Loft seeks to assist people enter the world of paid coworking spaces, for founders who have just taken the plunge and are working on their business full time. 

The membership is offered at low industry rates and includes:

  • Exclusive access to the Loft coworking space for hotdesking with wifi
  • Kitchen and coffee machine
  • Soundproof booths for meetings
  • Printer / photocopier access
  • Lockers
  • Boardroom bookable by Loft members only
  • Access to an online community of new founders
  • Free events, programs and resources aimed at new founders.

StartSpace Loft membership is a paid per-month membership for six months, to assist you in growing your business before you are ready to move on to other commercial coworking spaces. 

Please contact the StartSpace team to discuss further on startspace@slv.vic.gov.au.

Amenities

Access

The Loft coworking space seats up to 48 members, and membership is capped to ensure you always have a seat. 

You can access the space 71 hours per week:

  • Mon-Fri, 7am to 6pm
  • Sat-Sun, 10am to 6pm

Workspaces

Desks (both high and low), wi-fi, whiteboards and a workshop space with a digital screen, couches and other soft furnishings are all included to accommodate different working needs and styles.

Meetings

There is a boardroom, exclusive for Loft members to book and invite external guests for meetings which is set up with a screen and teleconferencing facilities.

The Loft also includes two soundproof booths for your private calls and teleconference meetings.

Kitchen

The kitchenette is equipped with a fridge, microwave, dishwasher, crockery and coffee machine, with milk, tea and coffee provided.

Community benefits

As a member you also get access to StartSpace programming, which includes training, workshops, mentoring, networking and community events, access to the StartSpace members Slack channel, as well as the opportunity to get to know other StartSpace Loft members.

Please contact the StartSpace team to discuss further on startspace@slv.vic.gov.au
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Membership criteria

  • Victorian resident
  • Over 18
  • Working on a lawful, early stage business or startup idea

StartSpace only hosts very small teams (2-3 people from the same team) and aims for member diversity across age ranges, cultural and linguistic backgrounds, genders and educational backgrounds.

Please note that each team member looking to join StartSpace would need to submit an application separately.

Not sure if your business counts as early stage? We use the definitions in City of Melbourne’s Startup Action Plan (PDF – page 41) and LaunchVic’s Startup Framework (PDF – page 14).

Become a member

We’ll ask you for some personal information and your contact details as well as some general information about your business.
Once you have submitted your application, we’ll get back to you shortly. Membership is for an initial six months. If your application is accepted, we’ll schedule an induction session at a time that suits you.