York Butter Factory

For Melbourne's Tech Entrepreneurs

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About Us

Established in 2011 inside a 1850s heritage-listed space, York Butter Factory is the destination point and open innovation platform for Australia’s most innovative technology startups, corporates and early-stage investors with bold and global ambitions.

Our curated open innovation platform focuses on B2B startups in the areas of FinTech, HealthTech, Internet of Things (IoT), Big Data and Analytics, Cloud and SaaS, Gamification and Marketplaces, CyberSecurity and AdTech.

Named after the original 1855 building, YBF is situated on King Street at the base of the Rialto.


Entrepreneurship can be a tough and lonely journey - which is why we've worked hard to help grow an active community of entrepreneurs, mentors, investors, and corporate partners.

We believe that diverse people shape a successful coworking space. Come join us in being a part of the York Butter Factory community.

Our Corporate Partners

Our partners are here to help take your startup to the next level.

Whether it's credits, promotions, or even distribution and funding opportunities, we've made sure that your startups' progress is accelerated by being at the York Butter Factory.

Our Ecosystem Partners


We're proud supporters of events in the startup community.

We host meetup groups like the AWS User Group, WordChicks Melbourne, and Melbourne Mobile.

We also run our own events - from weekly Show and Tell Sessions to monthly Pitch Nights and the Ladies of York meetup group, there's always an event for members of the startup community.

By The Numbers




Kgs of Coffee Per Month




Events at YBF in 2014

The Space & Pricing

Named after the original 1855 building, the York Butter Factory is situated on King Street at the base of the Rialto, and are home to startups with bold and global ambitions to change the world.

We're a fully-functional office space with 5 meeting rooms, a cafe area, a 100 Mbps fibre connection, and unlimited refreshments.

Contact Us

We prefer to be contacted via email so if you are interested in joining a tour, becoming a member, hosting a meetup or simply getting connected to our community of startups and corporates - we'd love to hear from you!

We run tours every Monday and Wednesday between 12.00pm to 2.00pm. If you'd like to attend a tour please let us know if you'll be dropping by on either of those dates.

For membership enquiries, please fill out the below form and our community managers will get back to you soon.

For all other enquiries please email:


62-66 King Street, Melbourne, VIC 3000

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