Cowork Coplay is a program designed to support partners of current serving and former serving Australian Defence Force (ADF) members to focus on their career and building a supportive community network.

In 2023, Veterans SA worked with Cowork Coplay founder, Claire Harris, to pilot the program in South Australia.

The innovative program was developed to assist partners and spouses of current serving Australian Defence Force (ADF) members with young children below school age who wish to pursue employment and study interests.

In 2023, the program offered learning and networking opportunities, and access to local service providers. Participants were able to build relationships and collaborate with like-minded individuals in an inclusive community environment.

Onsite child-minding facilities gave parents the peace of mind to focus on meaningful employment or career projects.

The Adelaide pilot program was held during February and March 2023 and delivered positive results for participants. Read more.

Following the successful pilot program, Cowork Coplay will once again be held in South Australia in 2024.

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Program Details:

  • 6 x weekly 3-hour sessions
  • facilitated group learning sessions
  • on-site professional childcare
  • access to a private online community (Cowork Coplay Alumni Group)
  • WiFi access and modern coworking facilities.


The program is open to partners/spouses of current-serving ADF members:

  • with young children aged 0 to 5 years (below school age)
  • currently living or will be living in South Australia in 2023.

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Applications for the 2024 Cowork Coplay program are now closed. Participants have been selected and started the program in February 2024.

Cowork Coplay is a social enterprise created by founder Claire Harris to address key challenges faced by Defence partners.

Its mission is to provide a targeted, modern coworking solution with programs, spaces and activities to support Defence families with small children.

Cowork Coplay reimagines the concept of remote working to deliver a positive community impact. It provides Defence partners with the opportunity to:

  • build a community with likeminded individuals
  • pursue meaningful employment, business or study opportunities
  • take part in self-development and wellbeing activities.

Learn more on the Cowork Coplay website.