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Our Workplex Story...

Workplex is a small, family owned enterprise committed to helping businesses thrive through the power of the collective. We’re a small local business in the game of supporting other small local businesses.

Running a business is tough at the best of times. Overheads can be crippling, and the day to day of simply running a business can take over the opportunities for growth and development.  Every business is different, and their needs shift and evolve over time. So too, their ideal workplace.

Workplex was created by two local business owners who saw a need for a collaborative workspace in Melbourne’s South East suburbs, where business owners could work, connect and grow, a space that cultivates community, profit and prosperity, without the complicated contracts and sneaky expensive add-ons.

Workplex offers the flexibility and diversity of options that contemporary businesses need, be it access to a workspace eight hours a week, or eight days a year. We’ve done away with gimmicky membership structures and replaced them with dynamic, purposeful features with everything you need to run a thriving business, with none of the fluff, just a single monthly fee. Bottom line- it’s work, made simple.

Meet our team!

Designed by locals, for locals


They say necessity is the mother of invention- well, after struggling to find the right local office space for their own businesses, Michelle Fineberg and Shannon Jacobs decided to create their own in their local community.

Workplex reflects everything they were looking for in a work space:

Flexible options to meet the needs of a diverse community including everything from full time private offices for a team of ten, dedicated desks for solopreneurs or small teams, right through to access to meeting rooms as people need them.

A range of memberships that meet you where you’re at, that echo the ebbs and flows of business life without locking people in to extensive contracts, rigid plans and confusing inclusions and ‘benefits’ that are either everything you don’t need, or end up being more costly over time.

Access to professional development and social opportunities that small business owners rarely have access to in the day to day of running their business.

A space that was light, bright and close to home, with free onsite parking, easy access to public transport and within close vicinity of the vibrancy of a community shopping strip.

A workplace that took care of all outgoings- the works!

A place that felt like home. Work, made simple.


Michelle Jacobs

Director & Co-Founder

I am passionate about innovative start-up business and women in business.  I also have a legal background and am a Migration Agent.  As a first time mum I understand the struggle with balancing family life and achieving business goals and want to support people returning to work and starting a new business venture. 

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Shannon Jacobs

Founding Director

I have a background in project management, customer service and sales.  I am also passionate about photography and film making and have a focus on professional photography and video production for businesses.  I also love to support new businesses navigating the online world which can be a daunting experience!


Lee Cassidy

Business Development Manager

G'day, I have an extensive background in sales and a penchant for DJing on the weekends, I bring a unique blend of professionalism and creativity to my role. As the primary point of contact for those seeking office accommodations, I am dedicated to providing exceptional service and tailored solutions to meet your needs. My passion lies in assisting individuals and businesses alike in finding the perfect workspace to thrive. I look forward to the opportunity to discuss how we can best support your endeavours.


Trigunjeet Kaur

Office Coordinator

Hi!  I've had the pleasure to have been a part of this wonderful community for nearly two years now, which I joined while I was undertaking my Masters studies in Applied Behaviour Analysis.
One of my favourite things about my role here is the opportunity to foster genuine connections. I've had the privilege of engaging in wonderful conversations and meeting amazing people while working here. These interactions go beyond the surface level; they're the foundation of a supportive and thriving community. So, whether you need a friendly chat, assistance navigating our space, or just a warm smile, you can find me in the reception. I look forward to having you join/be part of the Workplex community!

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