Cowork Coplay participants in a room together Credit Claire Harris 750px

What a blast!


Thanks to the Royal Australian Navy, the Cowork Coplay program ran for 6 weeks in February-March 2024.

This was a pilot program run as part of Navy’s Stay Onboard – People First campaign.

15 adults participated in the program.

What’s included in programs

Six 3-hour Sessions

Six 3-hour sessions (1 per week) to work on career-related projects that are important to you.


A chance to build connections through facilitated networking and group activities.

Workshops with Mentors

Opportunities to participate in workshops, some with external mentors.

Morning tea

Have a break and a chat (and some caffeine!).

Child care

Children cared for nearby (creche-style care).

WIFI and modern facilities

Space for working and being connected online.


Navy sailor and partner on ship Credit Aus Department of Defence 750px

Participants told us they most appreciated:


  • the sense of community and new, strong connections/networks with others
  • increased positivity and confidence
  • time to pursue their career/employment goals (& achieve them)
  • relevant information about programs/services from Defence, government & others
  • their kids cared for in a fun environment.

Image credit: Australian Department of Defence.

“Cowork Coplay is an amazing program, not only do you get to meet others who are in the same boat as you but you are introduced to so many new connections. I have made new lifelong friendships and I am now confident in the direction my career is heading. Thank you, Cowork Coplay.”

Lauren, Perth

A Day in Perth with Cowork Coplay

“Participating in Cowork Coplay was a game-changer for me. The program provided practical support and a strong network of like-minded individuals. It helped me carve out time for my career goals while navigating Navy life. Highly recommended for Defence partners seeking career advancement.”

Bec, Perth

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See the impact Cowork Coplay has.

Download our recent program evaluation.

Front cover of public report - Evaluation of Cowork Coplay Adelaide Program, 2023

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