Business Events

Newcastle City Hall offers seven fully appointed function rooms to cater for a variety of events - from national and international conferences, civic receptions, trade shows and corporate meetings. It is one of a suite of unique heritage buildings collectively known as Newcastle Venues that includes Fort Scratchley and Newcastle Museum.

Whether you are seeking an intimate setting for a few or larger spaces for up to 1500 people, City Hall is an ideal location for all your business needs.

Reception Rooms

Waratah Room

The Waratah Room boats a separate vestibule making it ideal for interviews, tribunals, registrations or as a private area for morning/afternoon tea and lunches.

Theatre: 30                         Cabaret: 16
Classroom: 12                    U-Shape 15
Boardroom: 10                 

Banquet Room

With polished floors, high ceiling and simple style, the Banquet Room provides you with an opportunity to design a room that reflects your individual tastes and style.

Theatre: 250                       Cabaret: 96
Classroom: 80                    Cocktail: 300
Banquet: 200

Newcastle Room

This versatile room is popular for meetings and is regularly used for training sessions and seminars.

Theatre: 50                         Cabaret: 32
Classroom: 27                    U-shape: 20
Boardroom: 20                 

Mulubinba Room

The Mulubinba Room boasts authentic art deco atmosphere and is ideal for small private dinners, corporate meetings and training sessions.

Theatre: 70                         Cabaret: 40
Classroom: 27                    U-shape: 30
Boardroom: 25                 

Concert Hall

One of the finest auditoriums in Australia, the Concert Hall features natural acoustics, comfortable lower and upper gallery seating and stunning surrounds. It comes with the adjacent Cummings Room which is perfect for pre-event networking and drinks.

Theatre: 805                       Cabaret: 200
Classroom: 120                  Cocktail: 500
Banquet: up to 320

Hunter Room

The Hunter Room's elegant high-arched windows frame picture perfect views over Civic Park. It also has private bar facilities perfect for cocktail parties and gala dinners.

Theatre: 150                       Cabaret: 72
Classroom: 75                    Cocktail: 150
Boardroom: 30                  Banquet: 100
Our Services

Equipment Hire

Complementary equipment provided at City Hall includes blackout facilities, wired microphone and lectern, flipchart, whiteboard and WIFI.

Additional equipment available for hire includes data projector and screens (16ft, 8ft &10 ft), LCD 55inch screens and lapel/handheld microphones.

Contact us for a complete cost estimate.

Booking your event

Please contact our Venue Services team on 02 4974 2166 or email to discuss times, dates and your special requirements.

Some things for you to consider when making your booking:
  • We will hold a tentative booking for seven days.
  • Bookings will be considered confirmed upon receipt of a signed agreement and payment of the full venue hire charge.
  • Final guest numbers and full payment of food and beverage is required seven days prior to your function.
  • Cancellations must be in writing and posted, faxed or emailed to - Newcastle Venues, PO Box 489, Newcastle, NSW 2300. Fax: 4974 2172. Email: