Flexible Workspace Australia is currently being incorporated as a National Association that represents the Coworking and Flexible Workspace Industry with the goal to be ‘the peak body for coworking & flexible workspace across all cities and regions of Australia’.

The founding co-chairs are Brad Krauskopf from Hub Australia and Fiona Mayor of The Thrive Network. The current board also comprises Danielle Storey of Eastern Innovation Business Centre (Treasurer), Clive Dale of Bioom (Secretary), Michael Benson from Workspace365 and Joanne Camilleri from WorkTank.

The current informal membership of the coworking leader community sits at approximately 100 spaces and was originally founded as Independent Coworking Australia. This group operates coworking spaces across Australia and also includes complementary products such as flexible offices, meeting spaces, serviced offices and innovation/incubator spaces. Spaces can range from single, independently owned spaces, coworking spaces under the auspice of local councils to multi-space, corporate enterprises. The association will also be open to non-operators who are associates, consultants or partners to the industry.

We are seeking expressions of interest from flexible work spaces around Australia to join as members of FWA.

An opportunity also exists for interested parties to assist in building the foundations of this new body by expressing interest for a Steering Committee in one of the below foundation pillars.

Each Steering Committee will be sponsored by a member of the board and require the following commitment:

  • Attendance at a weekly meeting for approximately 1 hour
  • The ability to commit and execute on actions from the meeting to continue the momentum of the Steering Committee
  • The volunteering of time and effort. Please note these are all voluntary positions and will not attract remuneration or discounted benefit for joining the association.

Each Steering Committee will be limited to 8 members and will require a Chair. The Steering Committees and their overarching responsibilities are:

  • Marketing & Communications – to develop & manage the brand, online presence and associated communications for the association including website, social media, email marketing etc.
  • Membership – to build the membership structure & drive membership nationally
  • Operations – to identify & research the best operational methods, structure and process for the association
  • Sponsorship and Vendor Partners – to identify sponsorship opportunities to benefit the association and to identify and engage with vendor partners that align with the FWA and provide benefit to the industry.
  • Events and Programs – create engagement, networking opportunities and educational programs for the members of the FWA
  • Special Interest Group Development – i.e. Regional, Independent Voice, Council Voice

To express your interest, please complete the below form.

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