Why Newcastle

A top ten city in Lonely Planet's 'Best in Travel' and four time winner of the IFEA World Festival and Event City Award, Newcastle continues to flourish as a city with internationally recognised events, industry and education. 

As Australia's seventh largest and second oldest city, Newcastle boasts modern and contemporary venues along with iconic and historically significant function spaces providing a unique diversity of choice for business events. Newcastle is proud to have a proven and successful track record of hosting international, national and state conferences and events.

With a vast array of function venues, the largest of which seats 6500 delegates, Newcastle has no shortage of space. With over eighteen function venues located within the city centre, ten with on-site accommodation, your hardest decision will be which venue to choose.

Newcastle offers a range of quality hotels and accommodation, with more than 2,000 rooms within an easy 30 minute reach of the CBD - almost 1,000 of these are within a 5 minute walk of the CBD.

Not only does Newcastle host world-class facilities, events and attractions, but it is also conveniently located and easy to access wherever you are travelling from. Please visit our accessibility page to discover just how easy it is to travel to Newcastle.

Perfectly nestled between the pristine waterways and national parks of Port Stephens and culinary delights and beauty of the Hunter Valley, Newcastle is ideally located to provide a wide range of activities, attractions and excursions for both delegates and partners.