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Donkey Wheel House

Donkey Wheel House is a community of changemakers based in a substantial, beautiful, heritage property of around 3,000 sqm set over 4 floors plus basement, located near Southern Cross Station.


donkey wheel house, located near Southern Cross Station in Melbourne’s CBD, is a community of change-makers based in a substantial, beautiful, heritage property of around 3,000 sqm set over 4 floors plus basement.

When donkey wheel trust purchased the property in 2008, they did so with a vision to create a “communiversity” – a place to enable people to come together to develop new ideas to shape a better society.

Our purpose is still to provide space to allow innovative thinkers and their organisations opportunities to achieve more than they could elsewhere, and so to help grow the social change sector.

We achieve this by co-locating social and environmental impact organisations in the building, providing them with access to people, skills, services, and opportunities that help them achieve more. Organisations tell us of the specific benefits they have received, and that being co-located in an Impact Neighbourhoods centre helps them deliver their strategic objectives more effectively.

We actively manage our tenant group, working with them to identify how best to take advantage of the set-up at donkey wheel house – whether through sharing facilities and services, working on projects together, or using the scale and profile of the building to attract new opportunities.

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Close to Southern Cross Station and tram stops

A network of like-minded organisations

V Wine Salon downstairs

Beautiful heritage building

Great natural light and high ceilings

Event space onsite

Our Community

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Looking for a new office, or space to hold an event?

Contact us to see what is available.

673 Bourke Street,

Melbourne VIC 3000

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Event Space Hire

Donkey Wheel House is a dynamic hub for creativity and collaboration. Host your workshop, conference, or a brainstorming session in our bright, inviting spaces where creative things happen!

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