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Sharing space, making ideas happen and creating community

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

Connections between Members aren’t forced or engineered, but we make sure you all get an opportunity to meet – whether it’s during a workday or at our after-hours drinks or catchup sessions.

The Idea Collective is currently situated at 80 Paisley St in central Footscray – a short walk from Footscray Station, near Footscray Library, and with easy access to the fantastic bars, restaurants, and shopping that the area is famous for.

Members of our coworking community are diverse and come from all over Melbourne but particularly local areas of Footscray, West Footscray, Maribyrnong, Seddon and Yarraville, as well as Spotswood, Newport, Williamstown, North Melbourne, Kensington, Ascot Vale, Moonee Ponds, and Flemington. You can see a list of our community members below!


There’s no joining fee – a member is just what we call someone who regularly uses the space and is therefore part of our community.

A member might occupy an exclusive deskspace or a private room. Or they might be a therapist working out of the consulting room. They might hotdesk a few days a week, or just pop in now and then to use the meeting room. People will come and go, but they will always be an important part of our history, culture and community.

Newcomers 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 session to see if it suits. By appointment only – get in touch with our Facilitator, Liana Lucca-Pope (you can see her in the above video made at our Nicholson St premises) via the bookings button.

Interested in becoming a member?

Our Community


Kate Breen: Affordable Development Outcomes

Joyce Watts: Bright Smart & Tot Hot or Not

Benny Roff Marriage Celebrant

Daniel Barwick: Hydraulic Testing & Certification

Lauren Muratore: Integrated Sex & Relationship Therapy

Imogen Wood: Sapling Consulting

Simone Outteridge: The Growth Trilogy

Ryan Davey: Unicorn Business Solutions

Gemma Tillack: Rainforest Action Network

Marcus Garrett: Integrated Enterprise Learning (IEL) Australia

Kerri-Anne Shearer: Sustainability Consultant

Sarah Currie: Bridge & Tunnel Accounts

Darcy Hellier: The Mac Mechanic

Melanie Brown: Back Paddock Company

Suzanne Lybarger: Freelance writing and digital marketing

Sheridan Blunt: Loci Environment & Place

Angela Ross: Bestchance

Penelope Chai: Writer

Kill Your Darlings: Literary journal

Alexandra Longbottom: Design and advertising

Jackie O’Connor: Project consultant

Tristan Brown: The Capsules

Claire Bowen Management

Luke Robertson: Ale of a time

Luke O’Connor: Lark Music

James Williams: Dirty Deeds Produce Marketing

Rikki Bochow and Adam Bramley: PreviousNext

Elissa Doxey: Spindle Consulting

Luisa McNeill: Social Media and Digital Marketing

Andros Walsh: The Winstitute

Kieran Grogan Carpenter: Aussielent

Letitia Caceres: Real TV Theatre Company

Leanne Menard: Menard PR

Fiona Johnston: Peach Business Management

Hugh Jones Media

Guy Owen: Reality Loop

Robyn DeBoar: Illustration/design

Shevonne Joyce: The Business Experiment

Fletcher Henry: Fletcher Creative

Glen Pergl: The Good Mortgage Guy

Justine Webse: Content strategist and writer

Dave Carr: Copywriting & communications

Kylie and Tim from: Timplates

Luke Woodhill: Digital Empire

Fiona Stack: Pop Media

Maruf Morshed: Freelance web & design

Christine McFetridge: Freelance documentary photographer

Jose Ramos: Action Foresight

Matthew Rowbottom: Cordigal Productions

Caitlin Zeigler: Zeigler Design

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