Conference Venues

The Conference will be held at Newcastle City Hall, University House and Crowne Plaza Newcastle.

Newcastle City Hall

290 King St, Newcastle NSW 2300

Opened in 1929, Newcastle City Hall is one of Newcastle's most unique and prestigious venues with Old World charm and stunning architecture, including sandstone walls and pillars, marble staircases, clocktower and sweeping ballroom.

Located in the heart of the City Centre, Newcastle City Hall is within close proximity to public transport, accommodation, the CBD and parking. Facilities also include wheel chair access and audio loops for the hearing impaired.



University House

Corner King and Auckland St,Newcastle NSW 2300​

The UON is undertaking significant restoration works on the State heritage listed former NESCA House. University House, as it is now known, is a significant example of classic Art-Deco style and the restoration project will ensure future generations can enjoy the building.

The restoration works have been in planning for over two years and the works will be undertaken by a skilled stonemason. Not only will the façade be restored but many of the original and enduring features of the building will be reinstalled including the original NESCA HOUSE building sign.

The works are not part of the NeW Space construction but they will ensure that once NeW Space is complete, all of the localised University buildings in the precinct will have been restored.  Over the past year the UON has invested significantly in the refurbishment of key buildings including Northumberland house and the purpose built student exhibition space for the Watt Space Gallery.


Crowne Plaza Newcastle

Wharf Rd & Merewether St, Newcastle NSW 2300

Crowne Plaza Newcastle hotel has stunning harbour views and easy access to beaches, parks, Hoenysuckle restuarants, and the Hunter Valley wine region.

Newcastle is fast becoming one of the most popular destinations in NSW. With an emerging cafe scene, hidden laneway bars, picturesque coastal walkways and some of the best swimming spots in the region, you will be captivated by this evolving harbour city.

At Crowne Plaza Newcastle, you’re just a 25-minute taxi ride from Newcastle Airport in Williamtown, or two hours’ drive from Sydney. 100 metres from Civic Train Station, which can be accessed via shuttle bus from Hamilton station. The Hunter Wine Valley is just 45 minutes by car, while Newcastle’s beaches are just 800 metres away and perfect for a summer dip with the family. The harbor side location also means local industry, is close by and the CBD is just a short stroll.


Walking distances between venues
Crowne Plaza Newcastle to Newcastle City Hall - 5 minutes (450m)
Crowne Plaza Newcastle to University House - 6 minutes (500m)
Newcastle City Hall to University House - 2 minutes (170m)

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