So much more than just a lab space

Use Our Equipment At No Extra Cost

Besides trying to find and manage a lease yourself, one of the biggest pains is sourcing and buying equipment. Check out what we can offer to save you thousands of dollars on capital expenditure and months of lead time in trying to source equipment.


Both normal and CO2 incubators


Freezers (-80, -20) and fridges available for storing temperature-sensitive reagents

inverted microscope

Inverted, standard, and stereo microscopes available to view samples

fume hood

Fume hoods and laminar flow hoods for safely handling your samples

PCR machine

PCR, gradient PCR and qPCR available


Centrifuges in 1.5ml, 15ml, and 50ml sample volumes


Scales and pH meters for reagent prepping


A wide variety of glassware, and consumables also available

Why Co-Labs

Despite being the only simple solution to leasing commercial lab space, offering free equipment usage to save you money, there is one major reason to join us.


We're reducing the barriers of entry for all life science entities. By signing up with Co-Labs, you'll be supporting STEM in schools, you'll be supporting public engagement in science, and helping grow a community of innovators!

What You Get

Members have access to a number of benefits at no extra cost.

  • Purchasing

    Need help purchasing reagents? We have accounts with most major suppliers.

  • Free Equipment Usage

    Everything mentioned above and more. If you're after something specific let us know.

  • Waste management

    Bio-Hazardous waste and general waste

  • Office Amenities

    Access to high-speed internet, 24/7 access, and our networks to help you with your work

Simple pricing

Looking to rent lab space in Melbourne? We have a suite of flexible options available to help you build your business. You can hire a bench, a desk, or both! We offer short term lease options with no lock-in contracts. All 'Co-Laborators'  get access to a fridge, freezer, storage space, wi-fi, desk space, and more.

Rent Lab Space

Weekly Bench

From $500 per week. Only need a bench for a week or two? We've got you covered, sign on for a week or two, we'll upgrade you to our per month price if you go over 3 weeks.

Dedicated Bench

$1,500 per month. Start off with a single bench or rent more as needed. All benches come with below bench and above bench storage.

Rent Office Space

Dedicated Office Desk

$350 per month. Store your computer, monitors, files and have access to a printer.



Hot desking

$150 per month. If you don't need a dedicated desk, then use our community space for your work.

Need a different arrangement?

Just drop us a line in the contact form below, we're here to make your research life as easy as possible!

Have questions? Get in touch

Please tick all that apply for you and feel free to let us know exactly how many benches and/or desks you are after in the section below.