Information for Delegates

Accommodation Options

Crystalbrook Kingsley

282 King St, Newcastle NSW 2300

Rydges Newcastle

Cnr Merewether Street & Wharf Road, Newcastle

Quest Apartments

575 Hunter Street, Newcastle

Ibis Newcastle

700 Hunter Street, Newcastle

Holiday Inn

514 King St, Newcastle NSW 2302

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About Newcastle

The Visit Newcastle website has a number of maps and guides to help you plan your stay.

Australia’s second-oldest city, bound by a working harbour and glorious surf beaches, was forged from coal, timber and sweat but has moved on from that rough-and-tumble era to embrace a new outlook.

Clever repurposing has transformed heritage buildings. Former railway workshops house Newcastle Museum; a sandstone bank is now a French-inspired bar sparkling with chandeliers; a brewery’s 19th-century grain and keg warehouse now showcases craft beers.

Arts projects, festivals and events have transformed five inner-city precincts. Come and explore Civic, Cooks Hill, East End, West End and the harbourside Honeysuckle development. Their makeovers are all part of a 25-year plan to revitalise Newcastle, shoring up its position as a vibrant regional centre and gateway to Hunter Wine Country.

A top ten city in Lonely Planet’s ‘Best in Travel 2011’, this is where bohemian culture coexists with surf culture; where hip cafés and award-winning restaurants flank an industrial port; where the land meets the sea.

This is Newcastle – a city of contrast, change and endless possibility.

town-hall of the city of Newcastle behind still pool in a park decorated by blooming flowers at sunrise

Australian Visa

Under Australia’s universal visa system, all visitors to Australia must have a valid visa to travel to and enter Australia. For more information, see the following fact sheets:

If you require an invitation letter as part of the documentation for your visa, please request a letter via email. Letters will only be sent on request.