In the post-pandemic age, more people work from or near home. There are alternatives available to ease the stress of working from the kitchen table.
Co-working in Glen Eira and working near home
What are the alternatives?
A lot of people have taken to working from a café, and while this is comfortable, it is not the best option for the café owner and other patrons of the café.
Glen Eira is home to many co-working spaces that offer various sizes and types of remote office facilities. There are serviced offices available in Glen Eira as well.
Several incubators operate either in or near Glen Eira and libraries have great facilities for private work and are free to use.
What is co-working?
Co-working is when different business owners and professionals share office space. It creates a collaborative environment and a sense of community which you may not get from working in isolation.
How is a serviced office different?
A serviced office offers the tenant a traditional office set up, and additionally offers virtual or shared reception services, a physical address for the business, regular operations expected in an office — printing, board and seminar rooms, catering, parking, cleaning, technology, and other services and sometimes even social activities. These are usually fee-for-service offerings additional to a periodic rent of an office.
What is an incubator?
Incubators are like a co-working space but usually offer an advanced level of business assistance (in particular to start-ups) with mentoring, investment options, and other product development and scale-up support.
What about working in libraries?
Glen Eira City Council has four major libraries – Carnegie, Caulfield, Elsternwick and Bentleigh (currently located at McKinnon due to redevelopment).
Common facilities at the libraries are:
- Free Wi-Fi
- Recharge point for wheelchairs and scooters
- eWaste recycling station (not at McKinnon)
- Study areas
- Lounge areas
- Open after hours and holidays (closed public holidays)
- Programs and activities for participation
- Free access
If you operate a co-working space and want to speak to us, contact Council's City Economy and Place Making Team on 9524 3333.
Find a co-working space
There are several privately run co-working spaces operating in Glen Eira or nearby.
ACCESS Business Centres
Suite 5, 242 Hawthorn Road, Caulfield North
191 Balaclava Road, Caulfield North
03 9524 3100 or 0400 594 592
John Street Space
0408 532 506
126 Gardenvale Road, Gardenvale
Level 1, 6 Riddell Parade, Elsternwick
0402 404 825
0418 143 926
28 Riddell Parade, Elsternwick
0466 391 681
1044a Dandenong Road, Carnegie
1300 525 335