Creative Community

A vibrant community of creative practitioners.


mporium Creative Hub is a collaborative community of local creatives, offering coworking spaces, networking events and business development programs that are aimed at developing our local creative industries.

We believe that diversity sparks creativity, and we’re inviting members of Bendigo’s local creative industries to join us.

Emporium Creative Hub is conveniently located in the heart of the CBD, within metres of Rosalind Park, Bendigo’s art precinct and Bendigo train station.

Resident Creatives

Collaborate and connect with fellow creative practitioners.

Collaboration and connection are valuable aspects of coworking spaces. Above and beyond the provision of first-class amenities, Emporium Creative Hub is a vibrant collaborative space where you can work with and beside your fellow creatives.

We’d like to introduce you to some of the resident creatives we have working here at Emporium Creative Hub.

Hebron Films

Hebron Films is a full-service film studio with a boutique vibe. They take on projects that fuel their creativity and always make sure that they are a great fit for each client's needs. Hebron Films is excited to be Emporium Creative Hub's first full time resident team.

Blunt Agency

A creative agency building brands for some of Australia’s most exciting companies through smart marketing, strategy, advertising and design. Blunt is nimble, wears many hats, and has what it takes to differentiate brands in a relentlessly competitive space.

The Team

Committed to your success.

Meet our passionate team at Emporium Creative Hub. We’re committed to helping you grow your business.

David Hughes


David is our manager. Working with ACMI, he leads the team that created and launched Bendigo's first ever creative industries coworking space.

Linden Read


Linden provides administration support at Emporium Creative Hub. Call or email her for enquiries, bookings or further information.

Abe Watson

Local Advisory Group Member

A true lover of art and community, Abe is an experienced arts manager and creative with skills in theatrical production. Abe is currently Production Manager at Melbourne Theatre Company and President of Bendigo Theatre Company

Belinda Nihill

Local Advisory Group Member

Belinda is the Creative Director at Nest Design Studio; a boutique interior design studio. Belinda founded Nest Design Studio after the arrival of her first child with over 15 years of experience behind her. In 2016 Belinda published her first book, Beautiful Babies Rooms.

Bryley Savage

Local Advisory Group Member

Bryley is the creative director at Friendly Savage, with a well-established background in communications and public relations.

Caleb Maxwell

Local Advisory Group Member

Caleb is the co-founder, concept creator and production director at the Bendigo-based film studio, Hebron Films.

David Burton

Local Advisory Group Member

A member of our Local Advisory Group, David is a passionate arts education practitioner and proud supporter of the local creative industries.

Janet Bromley

Local Advisory Group Member

Janet is a contemporary Aboriginal artist working with recycled and found materials to tell stories about her world view. She is a supporter of Aboriginal artists living in the wider Bendigo community and is working towards building a business around these two passions.

Lauren Clark

Local Advisory Group Member

A Digital and Creative Producer with global experience and a focus on using new and emerging technologies, Lauren runs creative agency Daiodo.

Louise Fisher

Local Advisory Group Member

Louise is a graphic designer, visual artist and art director at the Bendigo-based agency The Design Pond.

Sarah Wallace-Smith

Local Advisory Group Member

Sarah is a visual artist and director of Art on View. By developing an online platform and artist space in the heart of Bendigo’s Arts Precinct, Art on View encourages artists to take that next step, creating opportunities for local artists to get their work seen and sold so they can continue to make top-notch art.

Tamara Marwood

Local Advisory Group Member

With experience in community development, Tamara is the creative director at Create Business, a Bendigo-based strategic consulting agency.

Troy Firebrace

Local Advisory Group Member

Troy is a Yorta Yorta and Dja Dja Wurrung man practicing as an artist with his company Firebrace Designs. Troy focuses on evolving his Indigenous practice on canvas and on walls, also working as an Aboriginal Educational Officer at Sandhurst Catholic Education Office Bendigo.


What does ‘creative industries’ mean?


ccording to Australian Government the creative industries involve “the generation of creative intellectual property with the potential to be commercialised”.

This can encompass a wide range of working creatives in photography, visual arts, crafts, design, architecture, advertising and marketing, film and TV, game design, fashion, performing arts and other related fields.

If you are unsure whether your field qualifies as 'creative industries', please get in touch with our team to discuss.

Coming Soon

Tailored business development programs to stimulate creative and commercial growth.

Emporium Creative Hub will provide a range of business development programs and events tailored specifically to creative industries. This will include an incubator program, professional development events, networking opportunities, and more.

We have a range of programs currently in development with our industry partners to present one hundred percent on line. We are dedicated to supporting our creative community and are happy to be able to provide online programs that will help local artists sustain their practices through these challenging times.

Supporting Partners

Thanks to our supporters for all of their input and support. We couldn’t do this without you.

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A Creative Coworking Space

The building blocks of our creative community.

Coworking spaces

Creative coworking spaces provide the chance to meet and connect with other individuals in your industry. They are a place where diverse groups of freelancers, remote workers and professionals work together in a shared communal setting, and they also offer the ability to network with potential clients and investors.

Virtual learning

Our coworking community goes beyond the provision of physical work spaces, offering the chance for members to learn and develop their skills through virtual learning opportunities. Our livestreamed webinars give members access to online educational workshops, talks with exclusive guest speakers and industry experts.


Emporium Creative Hub is a collaborative work space, and coworking creates the perfect conditions for professional networking. We offer our community members exclusive access to opportunities for business development programs, seminars and professional education, in addition to other informal networking and social events.

Food for the creative mind

Coworking communities… where the magic happens.

Our coworking space has been designed to bring together a diverse group of individuals into a shared workspace, where the potential for personal growth, professional development and creative inspiration is limitless. This is where the magic happens.

Authentic connections

A collaborative workspace creates the conditions where authentic connections can be made, so you can get to know your peers on a deeper level – telling stories, sharing acts of kindness, bonding over common interests and learning people’s backstories.

Collaboration and innovation

A thoughtfully set up coworking creative space sets the scene for collaboration and innovation. Working within a vibrant community of creatives - as opposed to working in solitude - can help promote a diversity of ideas, collaboration and productivity.

Creative inspiration

Coworking breeds collaboration, and collaboration creates the perfect forum for the organic exchange of ideas and creative inspiration. Coworking environments also provide access to expertise outside your regular network, to help spark new ideas.


Flexible memberships for your creative practice.


Flexible low-cost options for occasional coworkers.


$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 $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.


$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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