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MEET IN NEWCASTLE GET YOUR PEOPLE TOGETHER, ENGAGED & MOTIVATED


“I invite you to consider Newcastle as the host for your next event. In Newcastle you will join a community that delivers exceptional service, find a significant knowledge base of professionals across key industries, have access to vibrant, unique city experiences, all while being immersed in one of the most spectacular coastlines in Australia.� Lord Mayor of Newcastle, Nuatali Nelmes

AcknowledgEment City of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional country of the Awabakal and Worimi peoples. We recognise and respect their cultural heritage, beliefs and continuing relationship with the land, and that they are

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the proud survivors of more than 200 years of dispossession. Council reiterates its commitment to addressing disadvantages and attaining justice for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples of this community.


A stunning coastal city for you to enjoy, explore and Experience Contents Welcome 5 Aquatic Experiences 8 10 Nature Experiences 12 Historical Experiences Local Industry 14 16 Driving Innovation 18 Events City N a v i g a t e 20 24 Venues and Accommodation 53 Local Knowledge CITY MAP 54 Heart of the Hunter 58 59 Venues At a gl ance

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Australia is spoilt for choice when it comes to idyllic locations to host your meeting or event and Newcastle, Australia’s seventh largest city, is at the top of the list. When you decide to meet in Newcastle you’re getting a city that will work alongside you to support your goals, and a place that ticks all the boxes on location, infrastructure, technology, value and experience.

At a glance … Location: The proximity to Sydney, direct access to Newcastle airport and seamless transport connections means you’ll enjoy the journey to reach this coastal escape. It’s also one of the easiest cities to navigate, thanks to its walkable landscape and the Light Rail service connecting the West (business) and East (beach) ends of town, ensuring moving between venues and accommodation is a breeze. Infrastructure: From the Hunter’s largest modern convention centre to an impressive list of heritage buildings and boutique venues, you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to venues. What you’ll discover in Newcastle is a city riding the wave of change. It’s on the fast track to becoming digitally wired, thanks to the multi-award-winning Smart City strategy. Several premium hotels are due for completion between 20212022, adding inventory to the already plentiful offering of 1,000 rooms within a five minute walk of the city centre. Value: A passionate community of experienced event professionals will meet your expectations on quality and service, without the hustle and bustle of other big cities. It is unquestionably one of the most relaxed cities, but don’t let that fool you - Newcastle is a hub for health, tech and education, creating a community of likeminded professionals, offering a world of networking opportunities and talent-pools to draw from.

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Experience: As Australia’s second oldest city, Newcastle boasts a rich heritage that is ripe for exploring. You’ll find yourself getting lost in green spaces, stumbling across galleries and museums and discovering trendy breweries, cafés and street art. Whether your objective is to reward your people, or to open their minds to new ideas, Newcastle can offer an experience that will engage the senses of your delegates. From a tranquil office by the sea to a vibrant tourist destination – it really does have it all.

Support: The role of the Newcastle Convention Bureau is to make sure you get the most out of the city during your visit. Utilising local knowledge and expertise, the team can support you through your event scoping and planning, match you with event partners and give you those out-of-the-box ideas that will make your event memorable.

Did you know Newcastle is the second largest city in NSW with more than 160,000 people calling it home The city is the second oldest in Australia, with Australia’s first primary school still in operation Merewether Ocean Baths is the largest ocean baths complex in the Southern Hemisphere  ewcastle Harbour is Australia’s N oldest export port. In 1799, 50 tonnes of Newcastle coal were exported to Bengel via Sydney in the vessel The Hunter

Fort Scratchley was responsible for what are still the only shots fired at an enemy vessel from the Australian mainland. It took aim at the Japanese submarine in June 1942 Eight Newcastle landmarks are officially dual-named with their traditional Aboriginal names: Nobbys Head - Whibayganba, Flagstaff Hill Tahlbihn, Pirate Point - Burrabihngarn, Port Hunter - Yohaaba, Hunter River south channel - Coquun, Shepherds Hill - Khanterin, Ironbark Creek – Toohrnbing and Hexham Swamp – Burraghihnbihng newcastlebusinessevents.com.au

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DIVE IN Wide stretches of blue water‌ the sound of waves crashing on the shore‌ the smell of salt air. The positive effect of water on cognitive function and emotional wellbeing is widely discussed. And you can get plenty of water views in the aquatic playground that is Newcastle. The city centre is walking distance to multiple surf beaches, meaning your delegates can enjoy a scenic walk, surf or swim before your event, relish the fresh sea air between meetings, and take in spectacular views at night.

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Bathers Way and ANZAC Memorial walk The 6km path that hugs the coastline from Nobbys Lighthouse to Merewether, with views towards Glenrock, is a must-do. The walk is accessible from different points across the city and is a great opportunity to get your delegates out to stretch their legs and reset their minds.

Harbour Life Newcastle Harbour is the oldest export port in Australia and has more than 4000 shipping movements a year. From Queens Wharf you can catch the iconic ferry to Stockton to explore the beachside suburb. The harbour itself is home to a variety of cruises that can cater for groups. If you’re more comfortable on land, there are plenty of spots harbourside to let the calming blue backdrop restore and balance the senses.

Honeysuckle Positioned next to the harbour, Honeysuckle is a thriving leisure, residential and dining precinct. It’s here you’ll also find some of Newcastle’s larger social function spaces. Whether you’d like to reward the team by whiling away the afternoon with delicious food and drink, or have a high-octane group experience, you’ll find something to suit.

Take a dip Early risers can enjoy morning laps at Merewether and Newcastle ocean baths. Assemble the team for an early morning walk or test the team’s skills with group activities - surfing, stand up paddleboarding and learning to sail are all possibilities. Local providers are ready to connect and develop unique team experiences to meet your objectives. With the coastline as your backdrop there’s opportunity to engage your team and even get a little competitive! @citynewcastle.au

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Newcastle has more than 362 parks and reserves in the local government area and in excess of 110,000 trees in the public domain! They say exposure to nature can contribute to reducing stress, so perhaps that’s why the pace of life seems a little calmer in Newcastle, because you’re never too far from nature. The city’s parks are within easy reach of meeting venues and are popular spaces to gather or relax. Civic Park, near the Newcastle Art Gallery, is a favourite for city workers, while the grand Victorianera King Edward Park, perched on the hillside overlooking the ocean, boasts stunning views and rolling green hills. Drive 15 minutes out of town and you’ll find Blackbutt Reserve, as well as the Hunter Wetlands Centre, with both offering upclose-and-personal animal experiences in tranquil, natural environments. On the doorstep of the city is Glenrock State Conservation Area, housing the last surviving pocket of coastal rainforest in the region and home to several ancient Aboriginal sites. Dudley, one of the city’s most popular beaches, lies within the park’s boundaries, but there is much more here than sand and surf, with a host of walking and mountain biking trails, waterfalls and lookouts, as well as plenty of chances to spot the resident bird and wildlife populations.

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With a rich history and proud heritage, Newcastle has a story to tell at every turn. You can be in a meeting one minute, then lost in tales of times gone by in another. Historical walking tours allow you to engage your delegates with anecdotes of the past, deliberate on the learnings and perhaps apply them to your own context. A quirky blend of new and old architecture and a rich indigenous history sit alongside several heritage attractions in Newcastle, making it one of the most intriguing destinations. Fort Scratchley is a unique, nationally significant heritage site that boasts stunning panoramic views of the ocean and surrounding headlands. Today, the Fort’s Historical Society preserves the military heritage, providing exhibitions and guided tours of the site and its intriguing tunnels. Housed in the historical Honeysuckle Railway Workshops is Newcastle Museum, which offers insight into significant moments of the city’s past, present and future. A brief walk will have you taking in the vast collection at Newcastle Art Gallery - recognised as one of the finest public collections in Australia. The Fort, Museum and Gallery are just three historical spaces for hire in Newcastle. The city has more than 30 meeting venues on offer and a large selection of them provide unique insights to the city’s past. To whet your appetite try City Hall, opened in 1929; 48 Watt Street, a historic church chamber built in 1905; or The Lock-Up, a converted Police Station from 1861 that is now a multidisciplinary contemporary arts centre.

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IN GOOD COMPANY From health to tech, environment to education, culture to community

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Newcastle is the regional capital and hub for industry, education, business, tourism, technology, health, port and logistics. The city attracts some worldclass businesses, research and education facilities: The University of Newcastle, CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation), HMRI (Hunter Medical Research Institute) and NIER (Newcastle Institute for Energy and Resources), to name but a few. Major employers in the area include Hunter New England Health, the RAAF, Downer, Ausgrid, TAFE and the University of Newcastle. The Newcastle Permanent, NIB Health Insurance and the Greater Bank are among the national businesses headquartered here, offering a diverse range of talent to add to your dignitaries or delegate lists.

The University of Newcastle (UoN) New Space is a landmark education precinct in the heart of Newcastle. UoN continues to build global recognition for being one of the world’s most prestigious universities, with educators achieving outstanding accolades and the world-class researchers being recognised internationally for their contribution to many fields of enquiry. Are you still thinking of Newcastle as the ‘Steel City’? The Hunter is a main contributor to the Defence sector, home to more than a quarter of the Australia’s military and defence civilian personnel. The Williamtown airspace is shared between the RAAF base and the award-winning Newcastle Airport. Whatever your field of research or subject matter of interest, chances are you’re in good company in Newcastle.

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Without a doubt Newcastle is one of Australia’s most forward-thinking cities. The multi-award-winning Smart City strategy is guiding Newcastle into the future, integrating technology, data, and creating a smart ecosystem. Wandering the streets, the digital infrastructure that is enabling the reinvention of the city is already evident – smart poles, electric vehicle charging points, smart parking sensors, free Wi-Fi and a driverless shuttle trial. Soon you’ll be able to let your delegates experience the digital innovations first hand, as the city plans to deliver augmented reality experiences to visitors at key points throughout the city.

You’ll find a community of early adopters in Newcastle and a region that supports environmental initiatives. The city has begun construction of the Hunter’s biggest solar farm and has its sights set on a 100% renewable electricity target from 2020 and beyond. As a region the Hunter has a rich history of ingenuity and it is fast becoming recognised as one of the most innovative locations. There is a strong knowledge-based economy and an active community of forwardthinking minds ready to be harnessed.

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S W I T CHE D ON E V E N T S Winner of four International Festivals and Events City Awards, Newcastle is home to many exciting major events. Coordinate your event with a blockbuster experience, or take inspiration from the local agents who can transform your meeting into unforgettable moments.

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Embracing the outdoors and green spaces, the music calendar attracts a diverse crowd of more than 15,000 attendees per year with events such as Live at the Foreshore, This That, Scene and Heard, Dropfest, Live under the Southern Stars and By the C. Not to mention our array of performing art venues like the iconic Civic Theatre.

On field The city has two national sporting teams, the Newcastle Knights and Newcastle Jets, and it may surprise you to know we are also home to the Newcastle Northstars National Ice Hockey League team. Newcastle has been the host city to the 2015 Asian Cup, as well as international and national tests across football, rugby league and rugby union, attracting audiences of more than 30,000.

On water The beloved Merewether Beach is not only home to a legendary surfer, Mark Richards (five-times world surfing champion), it also hosts the annual international surf competition, Surfest. For more than 30 years Surfest has attracted surf talent from around the globe and now showcases Newcastle to an international audience through live streaming. Sail Fest and the Australian Boardriders Battle are other notable fixtures in the aquatic sports calendar.

On track City of Newcastle’s Oceania Para-triathlon is an Olympic qualifying event. The route takes pride of place along the scenic coastline. From man power to machine power, Newcastle 500 Supercars attracts more than 150,000 visitors over the three-day event each year. On the less beaten track, Port to Port mountain bike competition attracts more than 2,000 entrants annually. newcastlebusinessevents.com.au

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Wherever you’re coming from, Newcastle is within easy reach. Self-drive: Newcastle is just a twohour drive on the M1 from Sydney. If you’re coming from the north, the Pacific Highway will get you here. Fly: You can fly direct to Newcastle from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra and the Gold Coast, as well as regional cities including Ballina/Byron, Dubbo and Taree. Newcastle Airport is just 25 minutes’ drive from the city centre. Rail: Inter-city services operate regularly from Newcastle Interchange to Sydney and Brisbane, via many regional towns. Train travel time between Sydney and Newcastle is about 2.5 hours.

Moving around Newcastle is an easily accessible place, with many attractions within walking distance of the CBD. To help keep you moving and exploring there are numerous transport options that operate on the NSW Opal card system. Train: Inner-city trains run regularly from Newcastle Interchange, connecting you with the suburbs – the Beaumont Street area in Hamilton, for example, is one stop from the Interchange.

Light rail: The new light rail system connects the CBD, running from Newcastle Interchange to Newcastle East. The 2.7km line includes stops at Civic Theatre/ City Hall and the University of Newcastle City Campus, while the final stop on the line is near Newcastle Beach. Bus: Buses run regularly around the city centre and also connect you with the suburbs and key locations such as the University of Newcastle, McDonald Jones Stadium and John Hunter Hospital. Ferry: A ferry runs regularly from Queens Wharf on the Newcastle foreshore to Stockton – take a trip and explore a new peninsula. On two wheels: Newcastle is a great city to explore by bike, with a number of leisurely cycle routes to enjoy. If you don’t have your two wheels with you, why not go electric? Electric bikes are available to hire from docking stations throughout the city. On two feet: The flat landscape and convenient city layout makes navigating the city centre by foot easy. It’s possible to move between venues and accommodation within a 10-minute window.

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APOLLO INTERNATIONAL HOTEL NEWCASTLE

CHIFLEY APARTMENTS NEWCASTLE

Located only 10 minutes south of the Newcastle CBD, the Apollo International Hotel Newcastle comprises 94 beautifully decorated oversized accommodation rooms, together with a conference centre. The hotel’s largest function space accommodates 180 guests in a cocktail setting. The Apollo Room conference centre is located adjacent to the elegant swimming pool and overlooks a natural bush reserve. A perfect venue and setting at an affordable price.

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Chifley Apartments Newcastle offers 44 self-contained serviced one, two and threebedroom apartments, two function spaces, an outdoor heated pool, gymnasium and onsite parking. With a commitment to service, Chifley Apartments provide complimentary unlimited Wi-Fi throughout the hotel. AV equipment can be organised, and a range of business support services are available. The hotel is conveniently located within walking distance of the best restaurants, cafes and key attractions within the Honeysuckle precinct.

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CIVIC THEATRE NEWCASTLE

CROWN AND ANCHOR

The 1450-seat main auditorium of Civic Theatre Newcastle combines grandeur and atmosphere with comfort, technology and professional capabilities. The main auditorium can also cater for a smaller more intimate space with less capacity. The Promenade Room is ideal for 80 guests cocktail-style while the Commonwealth Promenade Foyer is used for cocktail parties, welcome receptions and product launches. Combined with the Promenade Room and Balcony, this space can cater for up to 300 guests cocktail-style or 120 seated banquet-style.

The Crown and Anchor has the facilities to ensure events are crafted to the organiser’s requirements. The venue facilitates up to 300 guests for high-volume corporate events.

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Sprout Dining, onsite at Crown and Anchor, offers seasonal, modern fare spiked with French Italian influences, fine wines by the glass, carefully crafted cocktails and bar food. Specialising in group dining, Sprout offers a modern take on the traditional buffet, with shared items placed in the centre of the table for guests to serve themselves, creating an inviting, communal feel.

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CUSTOMS HOUSE HOTEL

DIXON PARK Surf Life Saving Club

Designed by Colonial architect James Barnet in 1877, Customs House was built to house the Australian Customs offices in Newcastle. Now a bar, restaurant and function centre, Customs House provides a number of spaces that can be customised to suit a range of events. Customs House has parking facilities, is close to public transport and within close walking distance to Newcastle’s premium hotels and CBD.

Located directly on the beachfront, the recently refurbished Dixon Park Surf Life Saving Club can bring the ‘Newcastle vibe’ to your corporate meetings. An intimate space downstairs can accommodate a meeting of 50, while the traditional club area upstairs is a blank canvas that can be converted for a large plenary session, or social function. The balcony provides a vista that is perfect for those networking sessions. Flexible DIY or event-managed packages available.

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FOGHORN BREWERY

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FogHorn’s state-of-the-art brewery, located within an historic warehouse, accommodates up to 250 guests. The exposed roof trusses, art deco building, presentation technology and free Wi-Fi make it an aesthetically pleasing, versatile space. A range of function packages including brewery tours or beer tasting and education are available, which the FogHorn Brewery team will happily organise for any function. The venue is licensed for a maximum of 250 pax. Exclusive use may be negotiated on a case-by-case basis.

48 Watt Street is a unique inner-city event space dating back to the early 1900s. The building maintains many of its original features such as grand vaulted ceilings and fine stained glass windows, creating a beautiful setting for cocktail receptions and banquet-style dinners.

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The inner city space offers three areas – the Main Church, Rear Hall and Side Pergola – each with its own style and ambiance. 48 Watt has a licensed bar and commercial kitchen and is hired for exclusive use.

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Fort Scratchley is situated at the eastern end of Newcastle. To protect the coastline in the event of an attack, Fort Battlesticks was constructed and the site became known as Signal Hill. Today the Fort operates as a museum and unique venue for business events. The Function Centre is a purposebuilt centre with spectacular views over the ocean. The historical Barracks rooms are two adjoining rooms, located within the Fort grounds, opening onto a small balcony that offers brilliant foreshore and harbour aspects.

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HARBOURVIEW

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The sensational harbourside location of Harbourview - Weddings, Events, Catering is the ideal place to hold a business event. With majestic vistas across picturesque Newcastle Harbour, this venue caters for meetings, dinners, conferences and presentations. As part of the Blue Star Leisure group, the Harbourview team focuses on quality food, seamless service and extensive experience in anticipating needs throughout the process of planning and hosting events or functions.

Centrally located, the new Holiday Inn Express Newcastle is the smart choice for the savvy business events traveller. Offering exactly what they need – simple and smart meetings, a great night’s sleep in a high quality hotel with fast and free Wi-Fi and free breakfast. From boardroom configurations for meetings, team sessions and seminars, to group accommodation close to Newcastle Exhibition & Convention Centre, Holiday Inn Express Newcastle will meet every expectation.

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HONEYSUCKLE HOTEL

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Honeysuckle Hotel is one of Newcastle’s premier function venues combining harbour location, stunning water views and professional, friendly staff. The hotel’s most popular functions include corporate dinners, staff celebrations, cocktail parties and conference welcome receptions. The team at the Honeysuckle Hotel pride themselves on tailoring each package to suit the client’s needs. With an experienced and dedicated function team, clients can be sure their event will be both memorable and stress free.

Longworth House is one of Newcastle’s renowned Heritage-listed buildings, located in the heart of Newcastle’s CBD. Its reputation is based on its impeccable service, attention to detail and exceptional cuisine, all housed in a grandiose period building that lies behind a grand facade. Three function rooms are available to accommodate 140 guests cocktail-style. Located within walking distance of accommodation, transportation and parking, Longworth House is the unique choice for business events.

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MARINA VIEWS

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Marina Views Function Centre is an elegant yet modern venue offering floor-to-ceiling windows in a spacious room, with bi-fold doors opening out to an outdoor terrace overlooking Newcastle Harbour. The central location of Marina Views, just a stone’s throw from the Newcastle CBD, makes the venue a convenient option with ample off-street parking. The team at Marina Views is renowned for providing the best experience possible to guests. Packages cater for all tastes and budgets and can also be tailored to suit individual needs.

McDonald Jones Stadium is an international sporting facility in the Newcastle region with a unique function centre, combining spacious modern facilities, first class service and an amazing view. McDonald Jones Stadium offers ample free parking and a variety of flexible function spaces across two stadium grandstands.

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MERCURE CHARLESTOWN

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Mercure Charlestown is a boutique hotel situated in the suburb of Charlestown, an easy 15 minute commute from the city centre. Located away from busy roads, Mercure Charlestown is the perfect place to host a business event. The hotel’s main function room is equipped with natural light and views, projector and screen, flat screen television and privacy screens/ doors for use as required. The hotel’s flexible options range from room only hire, through to full delegate packages.

Located just 300m from Newcastle Airport in Williamtown, 25km from Newcastle CBD and 30km from the stunning Port Stephens, Mercure Newcastle Airport features 95 comfortable, well-appointed guest rooms, fully soundproofed to ensure a restful sleep. The onsite restaurant, Mach One Bar & Grill, offers fantastic dining options ranging from sumptuous daily buffet breakfast to dinner dishes to please anyone’s palate. A free airport shuttle service is also available from the hotel to the airport terminal.

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MEREWETHER SURFHOUSE

NEWCASTLE ART GALLERY

Merewether Surfhouse is the ultimate Newcastle beachfront venue, situated right on Merewether Beach. The award-winning building has spectacular ocean views, making it the perfect venue for business events holding up to 350 guests. Each event room has a private bar, private wraparound balcony, inbuilt AV equipment and floorto-ceiling glass to take in the incredible view. Combined with a state-of-the-art kitchen, professional staff and onsite event planners, Merewether Surfhouse is the perfect location for any event or occasion.

Nationally recognised as one of the finest public collections in Australia, Newcastle Art Gallery holds over 6,700 works of art, from paintings to sculptures, and everything in between. With an interesting mix of permanent and visiting exhibitions, there is always something new on display and the Art Gallery is the perfect location for a unique private function with endless talking points. Enquire directly to the Newcastle Business Events team about hosting a special event among works of art.

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NEWCASTLE CENTRAL PLAZA

NEWCASTLE ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE

Located close to the Honeysuckle foreshore, this serviced apartment hotel offers one, two and three-bedroom apartments with modern facilities, including a heated lap pool and gym. The modern conference room and fully licensed restaurant are perfectly suited to small business gatherings. Several catering packages are offered through the in-house restaurant. All guests are entitled to free Wi-Fi, Foxtel and secure undercover parking.

Newcastle Entertainment Centre is located six minutes from the centre of Newcastle within the Newcastle Showground. The Centre has welcomed a range of large conferences including the Australian Trucking Association Conference, Rotary International Conference and Network 21 Conferences. Newcastle Entertainment Centre is also perfect for any exhibition or trade show, with fully retractable seating providing 4100 square metres of clear span exhibition space.

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Newcastle City Hall is one of Newcastle’s most unique and prestigious venues. The Concert Hall features excellent natural acoustics, superior lighting and comfortable lower and upper gallery seating. City Hall has six function rooms and provides a great option for large conference groups. It has the capacity to deliver concurrent break-out sessions with plenary seating for up to 805 guests. The venue can be combined with Civic Theatre and Wheeler Place to cater for large scale conventions.

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With six function spaces including the grand Arena, which can be configured to host up to 2400 guests, NEX is a sizable and versatile venue. Fresh, seasonal produce prepared onsite is the hero of the creative menus, which are complemented by an impressive wine list. Organisers can expect nothing short of excellence when they plan an event at NEX.

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Novotel Newcastle Beach is situated on the doorstep of one of the best surf breaks in Australia. The hotel commands the corner of a beachside city block surrounded by renowned restaurants, cafes and bars, making it the perfect destination for offsite meeting and events. Novotel Newcastle Beach offers three flexible function rooms with natural light, which can accommodate large conferences, gala dinners and smaller boutique events, with a dedicated events coordinator to make the whole process a seamless experience.

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Situated directly opposite spectacular Newcastle Beach, Noah’s On the Beach is the perfect venue for any event. Eight function rooms have a maximum capacity of 300, with flexible seating formations. Experienced, dedicated function coordinators will take care of every need. Guests are catered for with 91 accommodation rooms offering complimentary Foxtel and wireless internet access, with Ocean and Harbour View accommodation rooms providing stunning views.

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RYDGES

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Rydges Newcastle is the perfect venue for any meeting or event. Boasting an enviable location on the Honeysuckle waterfront, Rydges Newcastle ensures your delegates are thoroughly engaged and at their most productive. The dedicated Conference and Events team is on hand to help arrange everything from small boardroom meetings through to lavish conferences & dinners of up to 150 guests, across our 9 inspiring function spaces. This 175 room all-suite hotel offers the ideal place to connect with colleagues, reenergise with a swim in its 25m outdoor pool or take advantage of complimentary access to the Forum Health and Wellness Centre, adjacent to the hotel.

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Newcastle Museum

NEWCASTLE RACECOURSE

Newcastle Museum is located in the Honeysuckle Railway Workshops, which date back to 1887 and demonstrate classic railway architecture. The McIntyre Theatrette is a unique space available to hire for corporate functions and events. It is equipped with a large screen, highquality digital projector and audio sound equipment. The theatre is perfect for corporate presentations, lectures and workshops.

Newcastle Racecourse is one of the most versatile function venues in New South Wales. With a variety of indoor and outdoor function spaces the venue is perfect for a range of events including gala dinners, expos, festivals, business brunches, theme nights, team building, board meetings, training sessions, and conferences. Newcastle Racecourse is conveniently located just three minutes to Newcastle’s CBD, 20 minutes from Lake Macquarie and within an hour of the Hunter Valley Wine Region and Port Stephens.

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QUEST NEWCASTLE WEST

SOUTHS MEREWETHER

The meeting and conference facilities at Quest Newcastle West provide organisers with quality, choice and convenience, with a range of options and configurations for groups of up to 80 delegates. Quest Newcastle West allow for external catering to be brought onsite from a client’s preferred suppliers, allowing for flexibility in their budget. Quest Newcastle West is also the perfect choice for the corporate traveller, comprising 77 fully self-contained studio, one and two-bedroom apartments. An additional 65 rooms are available at the Quest Newcastle location.

Souths Merewether is Newcastle’s hidden gem when it comes to events. Conveniently located five minutes from the Newcastle CBD, Souths offers complimentary onsite parking and free Wi-Fi. Three well-appointed function spaces include a main auditorium accommodating up to 350 guests and an Entertainment Lounge for up to 150 delegates. Souths’ dedicated and professional events team will help to create the perfect event to suit clients’ event needs and budget.

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THE LOCK-UP

THE LUCKY HOTEL

Located in one of Newcastle’s significant heritage buildings, The Lock-Up is an independent contemporary arts space. ‘The Yard’ at The Lock-Up is a striking, one-of-akind venue perfect for small to medium-sized events including intimate wedding ceremonies and receptions, private parties, cocktail functions, long-table lunches, formal dinner parties, corporate events, small seminars and product launches. The acoustics and size of the space also make it suitable for intimate music and performances.

From birthdays and Christmas functions to engagement parties and corporate events, The Lucky Hotel is Newcastle’s premier venue to host a function. Located in Newcastle’s CBD and boasting 30 boutique hotel rooms, guests can eat, drink and sleep in an immaculate and stylish setting.

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THE STATION

TRAVELODGE HOTEL NEWCASTLE

The former Newcastle Railway Station is the city’s most unique pop-up venue destination, with a large outdoor event piazza located alongside Newcastle’s iconic waterfront.

Travelodge Hotel Newcastle’s central city location makes for an ideal destination for any conference or event. The hotel’s modern facilities, combined with the staff’s focus on providing friendly and responsive guest service, are what keep customers returning. Travelodge Hotel Newcastle features 131 spacious rooms, a restaurant and bar, gymnasium, pool, outdoor marquee and extensive conference and meeting spaces – suitable for functions from two to 120 guests.

With capacity to host up to 4,500 people, The Station caters for bespoke events, from small intimate gatherings, to fitness classes, workshops, conferences, weddings, markets and festivals. The Station’s eclectic mix of onsite attractions further enhance the venue’s appeal, including a café, community garden, wellness studio, kids scooter track and creative art and homeware stores.

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UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE

WESTS NEW LAMBTON

Located 12kms from the CBD, Callaghan campus is a wonderful mix of award-winning buildings and world-class infrastructure scattered over 140 hectares of bushland. The campus offers world-leading facilities and technology, with parking and onsite catering options perfect for corporate events.

Wests has developed a reputation as a first class conference and events venue offering outstanding facilities. Located just 6km from the Newcastle CBD, Wests New Lambton features the elegant auditorium – the Starlight Room, a versatile midsized conference room - The Greenhouse, as well as two boardrooms. With the convenience of an onsite hotel, gym, restaurant precinct and plenty of free parking Wests New Lambton have clients’ conferences and events covered from every angle.

Situated in the bustling CBD, the university’s Newcastle City campus offers a range of venues including the landmark building NeW Space, which is ideal for training, workshops or small meetings. The Conservatorium of Music, Northumberland House and University House have been recently refurbished and make for unique event locations.

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From Hole in the wall bars, to clubs accessed by laneways, there is endless choice in Newcastle for that memorable social function.

BABYLON NEWCASTLE

COAL & CEDAR

INNER CITY WINEMAKERS

babylonnewcastle.com.au

coalandcedar.com

innercitywinemakers.com.au

THE EDWARDS

THE Commonwealth Hotel

theedwards.com.au

commonwealthhotel.com.au

BAR PETITE barpetite.com.au

BATTLESTICKS BAR battlesticks.com.au

THE FLOTILLA

THE KOUTETSU

theflotilla.com.au

thekoutetsu.com

GINGER MEG’S

THE STAR HOTEL

bluekahunasbar.com

gingermegsx.com.au

starhotelnewcastle.com.au

THE BLIND MONK

THE GREAT NORTHERN

VAULT 73

gnhotel.com.au

vault73.com.au

BLUE KAHUNAS

theblindmonk.com.au

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LOCAL KNOWLEDGE

ABERCROMBIE MANAGEMENT Proudly based in Newcastle, the experienced Professional Conference Organisers at Abercrombie Management design and deliver exceptional events for associations, not-for-profits and businesses all over Australia. The dedicated team has years of event management experience, working to provide a truly personalised service, taking care of everything from registrations to sponsorships and travel management. The Abercrombie team make event planning effortless, so your people and ideas can shine. abercrombiemanagement.com.au

“I’ve worked with Nikki and her team on a number of national and international conferences, and their personal, hands-on approach means committees, delegates, speakers and sponsors always walk away with an incredible professional experience.” Sandy Lloyd, The Weeds Society of WA Inc.

PREMIER TEAM BUILDING Team building done right! Businesses that want to see real benefits look no further than Premier Team Building, which delivers customised team building events with results. Operating New South Wales wide, Premier Team Building ensures a fun and unforgettable experience for every team, while developing key skills to ensure success in the workplace. Join Premier Team Building for that special event and allow them to develop an unstoppable winning, happy, united team for your business. premierteambuilding.com.au

“We had such a fun time with Premier Team Building. We did the minute to win it games combined with staff drinks and the whole evening was very entertaining and fun. Then today I received the team health check report, which was spot on. Pip’s recommendations for moving forward are excellent and realistic. Can highly recommend Premier Team Building.” Calais Estate Winery

Will Organise Will Organise is a dynamic, multi-award-winning Professional Conference Organisation (PCO) based near Newcastle. Established in 1999 to serve the meetings and business events industry in the local region, it quickly developed a solid reputation far beyond the Newcastle boundaries. Will Organise has expertise across many sectors and now tours with their clients to organise their conferences around Australia, Asia and the Pacific, specialising in association conferences. willorganise.com.au

“Will Organise is one of the trusted Australian PCO to deliver high quality conferences within budget and to exceptional standards. The team is very professional and I commend them for their successful delivery of the Locate19 conference in Melbourne. I am pleased to recommend Will Organise.” Dr Mohamed-Ghouse, Surveying & Spatial Sciences Institute (SSSI)

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A  pollo International Hotel Newcastle Chifley Apartments Newcastle Civic Theatre Newcastle Crown and Anchor Customs House Hotel Dixon Park SLSC FogHorn Brewery 48 Watt Street Fort Scratchley

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Newcastle’s Convention Bureau, under the management of City of Newcastle, can provide valuable local knowledge and support you through all stages of your event planning. Choices are in abundance in Newcastle, so let the team help you to isolate the venue that meets your needs, match you with accommodation on its doorstep, and team you up with local suppliers that can deliver great outcomes and experiences. From preparing destination bids, to coordinating site inspections and delegate boosting materials - we’re on your team. » A ssisting with venue finding for conference or social programs » I tineraries for pre/post touring or partner programs » Advice on accommodation and transfers » L icensing requirements and sponsorship opportunities » D estination material for delegate boosting and visitor information » P rovide advice on locally sourced gifts or souvenirs

Contact us today so you can experience the best of Newcastle. newcastlebusinessevents.com.au +61 (2) 4974 2000 businessevents@ncc.nsw.gov.au

Visitor Information Centre The Newcastle Visitor Information Centre is a space dedicated to all things Newcastle. Expert staff can help you discover Newcastle’s best kept secrets, with tips on how to spend an hour, a day or longer experiencing the sights, tastes and attractions of our world class city and surrounds. Museum Place visitnewcastle.com.au newcastlebusinessevents.com.au

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The hunter coast

HEART OF THE HUNTER A taste of the region We’re convinced you’ll have more than enough to keep you occupied in Newcastle. However, there’s no denying it is the gateway to other regional and idyllic locations all within easy drivable distance. There are many local

Port Stephens Known for its nature and abundance of aquatic and land activities, the idyllic Port Stephens is a 40 minute drive north from Newcastle. portstephens.org.au

Hunter Valley Australia’s oldest wine region, the beautiful Hunter Valley is a leisurely 45 minute drive west from Newcastle. winecountry.com.au

Lake Macquarie Explore the lake, hike through cool rainforest and see the sun rise from ancient sea caves. A 30 minute drive south from Newcastle will have you staring at the largest coastal saltwater lake. visitlakemac.com.au

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providers who can accommodate day tours or transfers for groups if you fancy dipping your toe into azure blue water, wandering through the vineyards, or discovering majestic waterfalls.


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12

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25

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15

12

15

Civic Theatre Newcastle Civic Theatre Newcastle

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120

300

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300

Crown and Anchor Sprout Dining Customs House Hotel Harbourmasters Lounge

40

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25

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30

Customs Hall

150

150

200

50

60

40

Examiners Room

30

10

25

Collectors Room

30

10

25

Dixon Park Surf Life Saving Club Function Room

130

54

60

80

TBA

30

FogHorn Brewery The Brewery The Bar

100

250

100

48 Watt Street The Main Church

200

180

300

200

150

150

Rear Hall

120

100

150

100

80

80

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45

45

45

45

30

45

150

150

200

Fort Scratchley Function Centre Barracks (per barrack)

96

60

Harbourview Harbourview Room

120

120

250

Hunter Room

70

80

120

50

Seaview Room

120

150

200

100

Harbour Lights Room

60

80

100

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240

380

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70

Honeysuckle Room

50

80

Mezzanine LHS

40

60

Mezzanine RHS

70

120

100

60

50

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26

24

26

24

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Meeting Room 1

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Meeting Room 2

30

Meeting Room 1 & 2

40

14

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Whole Mezzanine

120

220

Whole Venue

250

1200

Longworth House Menkens Bar

22

45

Ballroom

120

140

Williams Bar

30

80

200

180

300

280

300

Broadmeadow Room 1 or 2

120

100

150

50

Broadmeadow Room 1 & 2

250

200

250

100

Broadmeadow Room 3 or 4

80

100

Waratah and Kotara Rooms

50

100

Jesmond and Lambton Rooms

30

50

Merewether Room

350

Hamilton Room

50

Marina Views Marina Room McDonald Jones Stadium Broadmeadow Room (all)

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350

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The Dining Room

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Mercure Newcastle Airport

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Merewether 1

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Merewether 2

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40

60

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21

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Boardroom 2

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Classroom 12

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Theatre

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Cabaret

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Boardroom

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Cocktail

Banquet

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270

350

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120

150

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North - Dark Green

140

150

200

South - Yellow

80

90

130

48

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South - Light Green

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60

100

24

45

26

24

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30

Newcastle Art Gallery Gallery

180

Newcastle Central Plaza Conference Room

50

30

40

20

Banquet Room

250

200

300

Newcastle Room

50

20

Mulubinba Room

80

25

Concert Hall

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320

500

200

Cummings Room

150

100

150

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Hunter Room

150

100

150

72

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Newcastle Exhibition Centre

800

John Farnham Room

120

80

120

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40

Newcastle Entertainment Centre

800

120 40

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1280

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1500

400

The Extra

400

240

500

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The Avenue

100

200

500

The Vivid

110

60

120

45

30

The King Street Room

150

100

200

60

15

Activities Room

150

100

200

60

15

NEX Boardroom

30

60

400

27

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600

24

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18

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200

18

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200

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Newcastle Museum McIntyre Theatrette

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120

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Newcastle Racecourse Pavilion

200

150

250

Chevals Restaurant

250

220

300

The Courtyard

200

120

200

Ascot Bar

80

110

200

Chairman's Suite

30

50

70

The Betting Ring

1500

750

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400

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70

200

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200

150

250

40

70

Morrow I Room

120

100

100

54

30

30

64

Morrow II Room

35

30

35

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14

15

Morrow Room

150

140

150

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Newton Boardroom

40

40

40

24

Harbour View Room

40

30

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25

20

22

Pacific West Room

50

40

50

25

20

22

Pacific East Room

50

40

50

25

20

22

Promenade Room

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70

100

40

30

Pacific Room

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50

Promenade Ballroom

180

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200

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Ballroom

300

200

300

130

80

40

Novotel Newcastle Beach

20

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Quality Hotel Noah’s On The Beach Boardroom

16

Grand Ballroom

300

Quest Newcastle West Main Conference Room

80

45

40

Rydges Newcastle Ballroom

240

150

220

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Macquarie/Hannell or King/Macquarie

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90

120

48

King or Macquarie or Hannell

60

40

55

24

28

24

Dobell

40

40

50

20

21

21

Eve

30

30

40

21

18

18

Bela

30

30

40

21

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18

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12

12

Harbour

12

12

Souths Merewether

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200

150

200

70

50

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300

250

350

150

50

50

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60

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18

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20

40

12

15

15

Newcastle 2

40

30

60

18

20

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Boardroom

20

14

14

12

14

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Great Hall

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270

Griffith Duncan Theatre

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Harold Lobb Concert Hall - The Conservatorium

400

100

40

100

150

100

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45

30

70

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Boardroom

60

80

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110

60

Cocktail

100

70

Banquet

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Hunter 1

Theatre Hunter

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Oxford Room

50

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The Station Platform

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University of Newcastle

NeW Space Venues

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Wests New Lambton Starlight Room

700

500

500

The Greenhouse

100

100

100

The Terrace Boardroom

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Hobart's Boardroom

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150

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