About

The Roost is a coworking space in Newcastle for independent creatives to build a community and share ideas. 

As a not-for-profit organisation, The Roost aims to create an environment and culture where people can develop their skills, explore new ground and grow their business or passion in the company of other creative minds and seasoned professionals. 

Our Values

We are supportive

We support professional development and networking among our members and the wider creative community.

We are inclusive

We foster a warm, welcoming environment in our coworking space and on all of our online and social media platforms.

We celebrate creativity

The Roost was founded to support creatives, the arts and small businesses in and around Newcastle. 

Established in 2010

The Roost is Newcastle’s oldest co-working space, opening its doors in 2010.

Since then, The Roost has grown from strength to strength, helping creatives establish themselves in the city and moving around locations in Newcastle before finding its current home on Hunter Street. 

In 2013, The Roost officially became a not-for-profit organisation, which allows us to remain the cheapest coworking space in Newcastle.

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Our Partners

Roost members are offered heavily subsidised rates for business mentoring with an expert from The Business Centre. 

As well as a monthly one-to-one session at The Roost, members can also learn from the workshops held in our space.  

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The Roost is privileged to receive financial guidance and support from the team at Growthwise.
 
Growthwise is a local company that helps business around Newcastle steamline their admin and finances. 
 
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The Design Kids provides industry knowledge, exposure and opportunities to students and graduates in the communication design community, with a focus on illustration, typography and graphic design.
 
#TDKTuesdays in Newcastle are held at various venues around town so join the group to keep updated on our next meet up!
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LGBTI Awareness training for Roost members looking to strengthen their understanding of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people and communities.

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The Welcome Here Project supports businesses and services throughout Australia to create and promote environments that are visibly welcoming and inclusive of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ) communities.
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Board of Directors

November 2019 – November 2020

Andy Jones
Andy Jones

president

Myf Garven
Myf Garven

vice-president

Oliver Gaywood
Oliver Gaywood

secretary

David MacKenzie
David MacKenzie

treasurer

Sarah Nelson
Sarah Nelson

public officer

Remy Downing
Remy Downing

executive director/General Manager

Alison Cheek
Alison Cheek

non-executive director

Dave Donald
Dave Donald

non-executive director

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