Dashworks offers coworking and product development spaces that service innovators, creators and doers in Lake Macquarie. Our members are a collection of motivated entrepreneurs, startups, professionals, creatives and product developers.Book a tour
I’m looking for a coworking space
Workspace is a dynamic coworking space for digital entrepreneurs, freelancing creatives, remote-workers, professionals and teams based in Charlestown, near Newcastle. Members can access dedicated workspaces, hot-desks and premium amenities that scale with your business.
I need a space to develop a hardware product
Makespace is an industrial coworking space for engineers, tech pioneers and their teams located in Warners Bay, near Newcastle. You’ll find dedicated workspaces, experienced mentors and advanced mechatronic and electrical equipment to take your project from big idea to mass-production.
Flexible and affordable memberships
Whether you’re flying solo or leading a growing team, you’ll find a membership to suit your needs. With a dedicated community coordinator, high-speed internet, flexible month-to-month payments and 24/7 access, our packages provide everything you need in a coworking space, plus the support of a friendly and diverse community.
Being a sole trader, remote worker or inventor no longer has to mean working from home. Dashworks spaces allow you the freedom to thrive in a collaborative working environment on your own terms. Access the amenities of the corporate or industrial world without the pricetag, lock-in contracts or office politics.
All industries are welcome here: whether you spend your days with spreadsheets, contracts, layouts, timber, plastic or steel.
Our stunning spaces, located in Lake Macquarie near Newcastle, NSW are thoughtfully designed to foster collaboration, inspire creativity and ignite productivity. Feel relaxed, motivated and engaged while your business grows in a space where you are free to be yourself.
Our dedicated product development lab at Makespace can bring your big idea to life. Access advanced mechatronic and electrical prototyping equipment. Cut, weld, print and carve your product with rapid prototyping and support from advanced manufacturing experts.
Dashworks is not only a space to be productive and grow your business, but to connect with other people. Meet your next investor, cofounder, employee or friend in our vibrant professional community.
Fuel your creativity. Boost your network. Get access to member-only workshops, networking events, professional development and social community gatherings.
Focus on taking your business to the next level, while we take care of the rest. Everything you need in a workspace: front-desk services, fast and secure WiFi, coffee, printing, meeting rooms, cleaning, storage and more. All you need to do is plug in, and get started!
Manufacturing equipment, software and capability
Makespace members gain discounted access to commercial-grade mechatronics and electrical prototyping equipment, engineering software and capability services to help take your industrial design project from idea-stage to the global market.
Need a contemporary and convenient space in Newcastle to hold your next business meeting? Our meeting rooms are popular with corporates, small business owners and startups for strategy days, client meetings, interviews and pitches.
Tim Black, Creative Pipeline
"I’ve collaborated with some really smart and talented people at Dashworks, and have learnt so much. I’m now working on much larger projects, and providing 3D animation and VR to some of the biggest companies in Australia!"
Luke Mahony, Orata° Tech
"The Dashworks Makespace onsite mentoring and consultancy programs are providing me with critical guidance and resources I need to rapidly commercialise my product."
Liz Murray, Edge of Possibilities
"Dashworks spaces are attractive and well designed. They give you an opportunity to connect with other business owners and like-minded professionals in a relaxed atmosphere."
Sahil Harriram, Elite Robotics
"The expertise and commercial manufacturing equipment at Makespace is giving us the traction we need to enhance our product. Plus working with other product developers and engineers is fuelling our motivation and productivity."
"Great atmosphere and vibes in this coworking space! I strongly recommend Dashworks for anyone running a business from home. Here you can find like-minded people and really boost your success."
Paul Robinson, Mortgage Choice
"This is an amazing place to work, network and collaborate! Fantastic vibe, first-class facilities including board and meeting rooms, wicked-fast wireless internet and printing/scanning."
Graham Mitchell, Makerverse
"Makespace is a coworking space for makers by makers. The ecosystem is built for collaboration, design and manufacturing, which makes it the perfect fit for myself and my team."
Clayton Howes, moneyme
Dashworks Workspace is a fantastic shared office space in the heart of Charlestown. The facilities, members and support we have received from Dash staff has been second to none, and would not hesitate to recommend Dash to other businesses in the area.