Wildly determined.


We are a social impact organisation supporting a diverse and at times, geographically isolated, community of founders. We provide coworking desks, private offices, meeting rooms and event space, as well as a vast community network that gives people in regional Australia the best chance at commercial success in their own business.


In July 2017, Jillian Kilby wrote to the CEO of Telstra: "I would like to acquire the abandoned former post office and telephone exchange in Dubbo". 

In November 2018, Telstra announced the sale of the building and Jillian delivered on her commitment to making the grand old dame the future (first, and original!) home of The Exchange community. 

We are a community and coworking space that first and foremost aims to build confidence, capacity and capability to increase the chance of commercial success of startups, those scaling businesses, and even those still sitting on the fence. People frequently arrive at the events to find the team unpacking more chairs due to unprecedented demand, and the words “I’ve been following you on Instagram” or “I have the biggest crush on your team.” 


In the past 3 years, our startup has evolved and grown to thrive in our region and beyond, operating across three core pillars of impact and expanding to new sites. The opportunity to connect, learn and grow is far-reaching. We have an online following of over 3000, a community of over 400 members, over 150 events marked off the calendar, our one of a kind Clock Tower in the Main Street of Dubbo, and brand new locations expanding our impact on the way!

​This is our story. And, we hope, it will be your story too.

Organically grown.


The Exchange Group is growing. Growing in space. Growing in location. Growing in impact. 


The road behind us is one to celebrate. 3 years on from launching our Dubbo site, we are thrilled to expand to a second location as we continue to ensure Regional Australia meets its full potential.


The Exchange will be taking up a second home in the northwest NSW town of Narrabri. Opening January 2022, the renovation has commenced and The Exchange is hiring local talent to be part of the future.


We have purchased the original Faulkners Cordial Factory and Ice Works, a large heritage precinct with two 106-year-old red brick buildings located in the main street of Narrabri. We have commenced a significant renovation using local trades who will restore one of the empty heritage buildings. It will be incredible to see this disused red brick icon brought back to life.


This second site will become our northwest hub for business owners to work and gather, fostering regional innovation and community, bringing together a diverse network of people who will have the space to connect, the room to grow, the opportunity to learn, and the support they need to succeed.


The Exchange has been overwhelmingly successful in Dubbo with hundreds of business owners using the coworking space and membership resources each year, and thousands of people following the organisation on social media. Narrabri and Dubbo will offer reciprocal benefits to members and tenants.


The Exchange Narrabri will provide coworking, private offices, meeting rooms and event space to hire by the hour, day, or year, as well as an extensive program of educational, capacity building and networking events and opportunities via The Exchange Business Activator (TEBA) program throughout 2022.


The opportunities will be endless for the Narrabri region. We cannot wait to see you there.




coming soon to regional australia.