"The original and still the best. At the heart of the Brisbane startup scene, River City Labs, has provided a foundation for countless startups to gather, form and scale. Serendipitous meetings, strong networks, continuous learning and people willing to pay it forward. If you are in SEQ, there is no better place to execute your idea. 
— Nicholas Heany, Managing Director at Skrilla

Membership Offerings

 Drop-in day pass

Drop-in and work from River City Labs for the day.

$30 per day + GST

Casual (Hot Desk)

Access to convenient hot desk within River City Labs that includes the benefits listed below.

$300 per month + GST

Permanent Desk

Permanent desk at River City Labs with access to startup community and includes the benefits listed below.

$450 per month + GST

 Studio Permanent Desk

Studio workstation within River City Labs which includes the benefits listed below.


$550 per month + GST


Private, lockable office spaces available that is suitable for 2 to 14 people and includes the benefits listed below.


From $1,300+GST per month

Corporate Membership

Access the RCL community on an informal and affordable basis. Ideal for alumni and corporate partners wanting to interact with RCL residents.

$2,160 per annum + GST

The Labs

Founders and their businesses will have access to the following facilities at River City Labs (subject to terms and conditions):

Fibre Broadband
Fully managed, high-speed, highly-available, carrier-redundant fibre broadband connection. Unlimited internet usage

Industry Mentors Across a 45,000+ Member Community
A connected community with the expertise of the RCL founder network, mentors and community

Meeting & Quiet Rooms
Meeting and dedicated quiet rooms.

*Boardroom hire incurs an additional fee for casual members. 

Tea and Coffee
Complimentary tea and coffee for you, your team, and guests

Printing Facilities
scanners provided on a fair-use basis

Oversized Workstations
Workstations and modern, ergonomic chairs

Networking and Industry Initiatives
Weekly and monthly community initiatives

Collaboration Areas
Multiple collaboration areas including the main kitchen/break out space, seating booths, high bench tables and stools

AWS, Azure, Stripe, Google Cloud
Access to a range of startup benefits, including discounts, waived fees, extra support, etc.

Talent Landing Pad 
Need a hand? Seek support from RCL's pool of Interns and Tech Professionals, or guidance from our network of RCL Mentors.

Automatic heat and air-conditioning and electricity in the office space

Dedicated lockers for members

Social Club
Collaboration space with social events and adventures

Admin Facilities
Access to binders, laminator, secure waste and paper recycling provided on a fair-use basis

Growth Programs & Events
Supported by experienced Entrepreneurs in Residence (EIRs) and Community Members

Kitchen Facilities
Dedicated facilities and access to the communal collaboration facilities

Discounted ACS Membership
Significantly discounted membership available to all RCL members - see the benefits below

State-of-the-Art End of Trip Facilities
Facilities include showers and bike racks

Generating the best for Qld, through our partnerships across our community of Alumni, Corporate, Government, Investors,  Mentors and ICT Specialists

Internship Program
A landing pad for students, Tech Professionals and innovators looking for a career experience in Startups, RCL or Corporate Partners.

ACS is the peak professional body for ICT professionals in Australia, providing you with

River City Labs Residents will have free ACS membership which entitles members to significant savings in insurance for business, as well as other additional benefits as follows:

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Eligibility Criteria

  • Must be a registered Australian business, with applicable company insurances in place
  • Turnover sufficiently high (or capital raise) to fund an initial twelve-month lease commitment
  • B2B enterprise focused and platform based (product not services companies – we are focused on supporting high growth tech startups go global)
  • Established for a period of less than four years
  • Teams of 5 or less preferred (with on team technical talent)
  • Demonstrable product differentiation and not simply the cannabilise existing domestic market
  • Demonstrated talent of founding team members
  • Founders can sell a vision convincingly to customers, venture capital and employees - and demonstrate an understanding of the next three things that need to get done to drive the business forward
  • Our admittance criteria have been developed to identify tech startups that are motivated by solving a global problem

Willingness and capability to:

  • Become ACS members
  • Allow ACS to market founder’s participation in accelerator
  • Share financial information on revenue generation and profitability statements to ACS under non-disclosure agreements

Read the full terms and conditions


River City Labs loves our community and the health, safety and wellness of the ecosystem is important to us. 

If you have any queries about our events or would like to get involved, contact us at info@rivercitylabs.net

Events are subject to change based on COVID-19 restrictions.

You should not attend events at River City Labs if:

  • You have ANY COVID-19 symptoms or have tested positive to COVID-19 in the last 30 days;
  • You have come into contact or visited any COVID-19 hotspots listed by the Government;
  • You have travelled overseas in the last 30 days;