The Rise of Coliving in Australia

 

After the world’s longest string of COVID-19 lockdowns, Australia is finally opening it’s door to the ever-growing population of immigrants. These immigrants include nearly a million students who want to study in Australia’s world class universities and colleges. A big chunk of this immigrant population includes working professionals who are being hired by startups and corporations in the metropolitan cities like Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide.  

Sydney being considered one of the most expensive cities to live is attracting coliving operators as people are looking for more affordable and fully managed options. Coliving spaces provide these students and young professionals the freedom to book their beds or rooms on flexible leases of 3 to 12 months on all inclusive weekly or monthly rentals. The best thing about coliving spaces is that it’s for everyone, be it a student, professional, entrepreneur, traveler, single or a couple etc. 

With the demand generating for these fully furnished and fully managed spaces, coliving is on the rise in Australia. Convivo has come up with a list of coliving operators which you can go for while moving to Australia and this can substantially reduce the uncertainties and burdens of moving to a new place since these spaces will be ready-to-move-in and filled with a community of like-minded individuals:

1. UKO

UKO operates multiple coliving spaces across Sydney for one to choose from with many new locations to be launched in the next few months only. Founded by Rhys Williams and Alex Thorpe in 2018, UKO has grown to become one of the major coliving brands in Australia. UKO is currently managing more than 46 blocks with over 1,500 apartments across Australia.   

 

2. Dash Living

Being considered one of the most prominent coliving brands in the APAC region, Dash living is currently operating a single coliving space in Sydney at St. Peters. The apartment is easily accessible, with a train station & multiple buses stops just a stone’s throw away. Every apartment is fully furnished and boasts a dining area, kitchen, living room, and balconies in selected units. Dash living plans to expand to newer locations in Sydney in the near future.

 

3. Bungalow Co

Founded in 2015 by Lisa Mobbs, Bungalow Co is currently operating 5 beautifully designed coliving properties across Sydney. Their fully furnished rooms are spacious and comfortable and come with a range of inclusions to suit everyone’s needs. Bungalow Co offers an affordable coliving environment where one can connect with their housemates as much or as little as one like in the lovely shared spaces available in each of BungalowCo’s properties while enjoying their own private space.

 

4. The Switch

This unique new-age coliving brand is launching its operation from Perth and plans to enhance it’s footprints across Australia by launching properties in Sydney and Adelaide in 2022 itself and expanding to Melbourne by 2023. Founded by Craig Oliver and David Cameron, the startup intends to redefine the coliving industry across Australia. By having their presence in all the major cities of Australia, The Switch is surely going to make it easy for the students, young professionals and digital nomads to make the switch to a new city.

 

5. Together Coliving

This unique coliving brand offers shared spaces such as bar, restaurant, gym, library, laundry, coworking, outdoor spaces to bring everyone together in a collaborative and fun environment.  Together Coliving also participated in the Coliving Awards 2021 chapter and secured a finalist position. Together is already available in Melbourne and Perth and we can expect to see more of their unique coliving properties in other cities soon. 

 

6. SixC

SixC is again a newer player on the Sydney streets. The brand plans to expand it’s operations throughout Australia with it’s latest property coming up in Brisbane. Founded by Jason Eggleton and Chris Brasler, SixC recognises the limitation of our global resources and encourages minimal environmental impact through best practice design initiatives that include; high efficiency building systems, sustainably sourced building materials, a solar array to supply the majority of the energy requirement, on premises shared car and bike services.

 

7. Muse Living

Situated in the beautiful Eastern Suburbs, Muse Living is the perfect place to experience Sydney and its surroundings. Located in the heart of Bondi Junction and provides easy access to all the wonderful sights that Sydney has to offer. From the iconic Bondi Beach, to the Opera House and the Harbour Bridge, nothing is too far from Muse Living. With affordable rentals starting from $200, Muse Living can be the ultimate solution for students who are coming to the city for the first time.

 

8. Zuu Living

A coliving space for people from all over the world, Zuu Living actually reflects the diversity of Sydney. At Zuu Surry Hills, it’s more than just a place to live and work; one can network and connect with interesting individuals, creatives, entrepreneurs, executives and experts in numerous fields. Located close to the city, universities, beaches and shopping hubs, our fully furnished studio apartments are “move-in ready”, for a flexible lease of 3, 6 and 12 months stays.

 

 

We would like to mention few more coliving operators who are making a difference but there ain’t much information available about them with us. Do mention any other coliving operators in Australia that are making the lives of students, young professionals, digital nomads, nuclear families or even single parents, a bit easier and more  relaxed.

 

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