Cremorne Digital Hub

The Victorian Government is supporting the establishment of a digital hub to drive the growth of Victoria’s tech sector and ecosystem and develop and position the Cremorne precinct as a top global destination for innovation and technology.

The Cremorne Digital Hub brings together industry, universities and investors to enhance collaboration, accelerate research and skills development, build capacity and increase productivity in the precinct.

The Hub will be led by a consortium of founding partners including Artesian Venture Partners, the University of Melbourne, RMIT University and La Trobe University.

Board appointments for the consortium and industry partners are expected to be announced in late 2022.

Growing talent and skills

The Hub will support talent and skills development through a range of programs including training and cadetships, vocational education events, and open innovation and education events.

Driving innovation and the digital economy

Entrepreneurial and commercialisation programming will be provided to grow business opportunities.

The Hub will build tech capability and drive innovation and digital transformation through industry partner project opportunities. It will also deliver co-innovation cohort programs and insights workshops.

Supporting digital capability and innovation in the Cremorne precinct

Cremorne’s growth is further supported by key investments from the Victorian Government including:

  • LaunchVic - Support for startup accelerators to grow digital entrepreneurship.
  • BoabAI - Australia’s first scaleup accelerator and investment program for Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology companies to help founders scale their businesses globally.
  • Australian Sports Innovation Centre of Excellence - support is provided for Australian innovation programs related to sports technologies.

For more information about the Cremorne Digital Hub visit the Cremorne Digital Hub website

Why Cremorne?

Cremorne is Victoria’s newest and fastest growing technology precinct with over 700 businesses and more than 10,000 workers.

With its concentration of tech and creative industries, co-working spaces and startups, Cremorne is a melting pot for ideas and innovation.

Positioned close to Richmond, the Melbourne Sports Precinct and the CBD, the inner-Melbourne suburb has a village feel making it a great place to work and live.

Cremorne contributes $4 billion to the Victorian economy each year and is home to four of Victoria’s tech companies that have attained billion-dollar valuations: MYOB, REA Group, Carsales and SEEK.

Over the next decade the precinct is expected to boost the state’s economy and create thousands of local jobs.

Cremorne location

This image shows a map of Cremorne and its surrounding suburbs, precincts and train stations. Surrounding suburbs include; Richmond, Burnley, Hawthorn, Toorak, Kooyong, Albert Park, South Melbourne, Southbank, Melbourne CBD and East Melbourne. Precincts include, Royal Botanic Gardens, Sports Precinct and Arts Precinct. Train stations include, Flinders Street Station, Richmond station and East Richmond station. Text includes: Cremorne is home to a diverse range of sector capabilities including: Professional Scientific & Technical Services, Information Media & Telecommunications, Retail Trade, Accommodation & Food Services, Education and Creative Industries.

The Cremorne Digital Hub will be located at 80 Balmain Street, Cremorne.

Cremorne Place Implementation Plan

The Cremorne Digital Hub initiative is part of the Cremorne Place Implementation Plan. The Plan was released in December 2020 and guides the development of Cremorne as a global innovation and technology precinct while maintaining its vibrant village-feel.

Page last updated: 25 August 2022