StartSpace Loft Membership

If you’re a little further along in your business journey, a StartSpace Loft membership might be right for you. 

StartSpace Loft offers an affordable option to assist new and early stage founders enter the world of paid coworking spaces.

StartSpace Loft Membership  includes:

  • Exclusive access to the Loft coworking space in State Library Victoria
  • hotdesking with free wi-fi desks and monitors
  • Kitchen and coffee machine
  • Soundproof booths for meetings
  • Printer / photocopier access
  • Lockers
  • Boardroom bookable by Loft members only
  • Free events, programs and resources aimed at new founders.



StartSpace Loft Membership can be flexible on a month-by-month basis with membership up to twelve months.

Membership is capped to ensure you always have a seat. 

You can access the space:

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


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


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


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 free 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.

Got questions? Please contact the StartSpace team to discuss further on [email protected]
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Membership criteria

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

StartSpace is an open and inclusive community of founders. We encourage and welcome all new and early stage founders 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

Simply click the apply no button and fill in the short application form.
You will need to include some basic contact details and some high-level information about the business idea or startup you are working on.
Please note:
StartSpace can accommodate up to 4 team members per business.
Each team member or co-founder needs to submit separate applications.
When you apply, we aim to respond as soon as we can (please note it can take up to 2 weeks in peak times).
If your application is accepted, we’ll invite you to book onto an induction session at a time that suits you. We hope to hear from you!