About emporium creative hub

Coworking, creatively.

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he once empty ground floor of the Morley‘s Emporium site – commonly known as "the old Toyworld building" – has been transformed into a shared office space with first class facilities, high speed internet, flexible project spaces, communal areas and casual and long-term desks for tenants.

Combining heritage and contemporary design, Emporium Creative Hub breathes new life into one of Bendigo’s most iconic buildings. Key period features like pressed metal ceilings were retained and updated with a modern fit out that meets the needs of working creatives.

Renovations of the site were completed in early 2020, and the coworking space has since been outfitted with chic modern furnishings that are heavily influenced by mid-century design. Emporium Creative Hub is host to a number of hotdesk spaces that are available to members.

Additionally, Emporium Creative Hub contains a professional project space that has excellent acoustics and lighting, making it the perfect space for professional video and photography shoots. The space also contains bookable meeting rooms for get-togethers with clients or team members.

Communal spaces in coworking settings are also important, so our kitchen facilities and lounge areas are the perfect places to meet and mingle with your fellow creatives for informal catch ups. Emporium Creative Hub is located at 25 Mitchell Street, Bendigo, close to transport and parking.

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e identified the need for creatives to have a dedicated community space for working and networking, with first class facilities and business development programs that support the growth of our local creative industries.

As Bendigo’s first coworking space for the creative industries, Emporium Creative Hub is a shared office environment where creatives and entrepreneurs can work, collaborate, develop their skills, grow their business and make valuable contacts.

The idea behind Emporium Creative Hub extends beyond it being just a coworking office, and our members will also have access to a series of regular networking and learning opportunities. For creatives who might be used to working alone from home, coworking offers the perfect cure for isolation.

From social events to seminars, workshops and online courses, Emporium Creative Hub will provide regular opportunities for professional development, collaboration with fellow creatives, capacity-building and general support for our local creative community here in Bendigo.

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mporium Creative Hub is an initiative of Creative Victoria, the state government body dedicated to supporting and developing local creative industries. It was conceived as a place for creative practitioners, entrepreneurs and businesses to work, connect, build their skills and expand their networks.

Emporium Creative Hub was developed by ACMI, working with a Local Advisory Group of members who have deep connections to the local creative sector. The team brought a wealth of experience to the project, from arts education to grassroots organisations and creative business acumen.

This approach ensured that Emporium Creative Hub was set up to reflect the needs of the local creative industries, and the end result of the process was a space that is more than just a coworking office. Not just a shared office space, but a local hub for the entire Bendigo creative community.

Initially known as the Bendigo Creative Industries Hub, the new and rebranded coworking space will open its doors to Bendigo’s creative community in early 2020. Emporium Creative Hub is located in the heart of the city at 25 Mitchell Street, Bendigo, close to transport and parking.

Amenities

Everything you need to be inspired and productive.

500mb Superfast Internet

Enjoy superfast 500mb internet with fibre straight to the premises.

Communal Lounge

Meet and chat over a cuppa in our communal lounge area.

Kitchen Facilities

Prepare your own food and beverages in our modern kitchen.

Onsite Printing

Get those important documents printed on-site, without hassle.

Studio Space

Book a private studio space with excellent acoustics and lighting.

Bookable Meeting Rooms

Book your own private space for meetings with clients or staff.

Community of Creatives

Experience working with some of Bendigo’s most talented creatives.

Social Events

Meet, mingle and get to know your fellow creative colleagues.

Business Programs

Access our range of business development programs and events.

Postal Address

Members can use the Hub’s postal address for their business mail.

Beautiful Office with Greenery

Be inspired to work creatively in our gorgeous green workspace.

Close to All Day Parking

Enjoy all day parking within minutes of our central CBD location.

Convenient CBD Location

Close to shops, parking and transport in our central CBD location.

Unlimited Coffee and Tea

Keep your caffeine at optimal levels with our free tea and coffee.

Access to Storage Space

We offer secure and convenient access to storage space.

Secure Access

Our building has 24/7 secure access to ensure the safety of members.

Internal Bike Racks

Store your bike safely and securely once you get to work.

Bookable Desk at ACMI X

Members of Emporium Creative Hub can also book desk spaces at ACMI X.

Membership

Flexible memberships for your creative practice.

Casual

Flexible low-cost options for occasional coworkers.

Community

$125+GST per year
Access all areas

Access all the benefits Emporium Creative Hub has to offer with discounts on desk hire, space hire, ticketed events and workshops as well as access to a dedicated Slack Channel.

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Hotdesk

Hotdesk $30+GST per day
A desk on demand

Need a workspace every now and then, at a time that’s convenient? Community membership allows you to book a casual hot desk, with access to fast 500mb wifi.

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Part Time

Work regularly in our inspiring and collaborative space.

Startup

$125+GST per month
Work up to 5 days

Our Startup membership allows you to work up to 5 days per month, with access to a hot desk and full use of our super-fast 500mb wifi network.

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Startup Plus

$275+GST per month
Work up to 12 days

Our Startup membership allows you to work up to 12 days per month, with access to a hot desk and full use of our super-fast 500mb wifi network.

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Full Time

A permanent desk for dedicated full time creative coworkers.

Resident Solo

$400+GST per month
24/7 access

Our Resident Solo membership offers a permanent dedicated desk with 24/7 access and cabled ethernet connection to our super-fast 500mb internet.

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Resident Team

Multiple desks with
team discount

Need a work space for your team? Our Resident Team membership at Emporium Creative Hub offers dedicated desks with 24/7 access and cabled ethernet for your whole team.

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