Creative people sharing space and making ideas happen

The Idea Collective is a co-working hub in a fantastic location near Footscray station.

Our aim is to build a community of people who are independent thinkers and doers, but want to share space and be part of a creative and supportive professional environment.

Co-working is about much more than just finding a space to work in, free of the stresses of setting up and maintaining your own office. It’s about community. At the Idea Collective we are committed to establishing a supportive network of like minded people, usually desk based creative professionals, and enabling the sharing of experiences, ideas, skills and collaborative opportunities.

The approx 75 m2 area has twelve workspaces which can be used by full members (dedicated deskspace) and part members (hotdesking/casual use) as well as a meeting room and kitchenette. Internal walls without doors means the place feels open and accessible, while still having nooks or different zones for a sense of privacy. The style is fresh, friendly, creative and professional. Click here to see pictures of the space


The IC is on the first floor of the historic Footscray Mechanics’ Institute building, only 200m from Footscray station and handy to Footscray Rd and Docklands Hwy for an short drive to the CBD. Several bus routes also pass by the building. The area is packed with great places to eat and the markets are amazing. Our members generally come from the local areas of Footscray, West Footscray, Seddon and Yarraville as well as Williamstown, North Melbourne, Kensington, Ascot Vale and Flemington. Click here for maps and more information.


New members are welcome, we’d love to hear from you. You don’t have to commit to anything, just come for a chat and a look around. You can even bring your laptop for a free trial to see if it suits. By appointment only – get in touch with our Facilitator, Liana Lucca-Pope. There are a number of Membership opportunities available – see below. We’ve tried to keep them flexible to suit differing needs and you will not be locked into long contracts.

Find out more about our members here.

Full Membership (dedicated workspace)

$355+gst pcm and 24/7 access.
Paid monthly in advance, plus a one month bond.
Exclusive usage of a workspace.
Meeting room use of up to 2hrs p/d

Part Membership (hotdesking)

$27+gst p/day casual use. Entry by arrangement between 9:30am–5:30pm Mon–Fri.
$156+gst for a 6 day pass (to be used within six calendar months) and 24/7 access.
$125+gst for a 5 day pass (to be used within three calendar months) and 24/7 access.
$100+gst p/month for up to 1 day p/week and 24/7 access.
$190+gst p/month for up to 2 days p/week and 24/7 access.
$250+gst p/month for up to 3 days p/week and 24/7 access.
$305+gst p/month for up to 4 days p/week and 24/7 access.
(Meeting room use of up to 1hr included in day bookings.)

Double workspace (2 workspaces on one invoice) = 10% off

Meeting room hire

$15+gst p/hour when purchasing 2 or more hours in advance. $20+gst p/hour one-off booking.
Room can be booked for a maximum of 8hrs on weekdays in normal business hours only. $120+gst p/day.
Room seats 8 people max. Facilities; Wifi and whiteboard (no projector but powerpoints are available). Water, glasses, cups and tea/coffee making facilities available.

All prices include power and wifi.
Any part member can apply to become a full member. Full membership is granted on the proviso that personality and business type is a good fit for the existing mix.
Note that we do not sub-let private offices.

Get in touch – we’d love to hear from you.

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