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An accommodation block booking has been made at the Mercure Newcastle, Holiday Inn Express Newcastle & Quest Newcastle. The rates listed are room only, per night and are for the conference dates only.

Mercure Hotel Newcastle

5 Minute Walk from NEX

12 Steel Street
Newcastle NSW 2302
Ph: +61 2 4086 6300

Standard Room @ $190 per night (room only)

Mercure Newcastle is located in the heart of Newcastle’s CBD and a 5 minute walk from the Conference Venue. The Standard rooms offer an Open-plan room with king or twin bedding, business desk and free wifi.

Quest Newcastle (Hunter Street)

3 Minute Walk from NEX – back entrance of the hotel is opposite the NEX

575 Hunter Street
Newcastle NSW 2300
Phone: +61 2 4928 8000

Quest Newcastle is located in the heart of Newcastle’s CBD, short walk to the waterfront boardwalk of Honeysuckle and a very short walk to the Conference Venue (back entrance of the hotel is opposite the NEX).

The one bedroom apartments offer a fully equipped kitchen and a spacious living room. All apartments feature a private balcony. They also offer Cable TV, in room safe, LCD flat screen TV, executive desk with access to high speed wireless broadband and reverse cycle air conditioning.

The two bedroom apartments feature a master bedroom with ensuite and LCD TV and a second bedroom that can be configured as a king-size bed or two single beds. The second bathroom contains a shower-over-bath and private laundry facilities.

One Bedroom Apartment @ $219 per night (room only)
Two Bedroom Apartment @ $319 per night (room only)

Holiday Inn Express Newcastle

10 Minute Walk from NEX

514 King Street
Newcastle, NSW 2302
Phone: +61 2 4064 8888

Standard Queen Room – $199 (including express start breakfast or Grab and Go option)

The Holiday Inn Express is located a 10 minute walk from the Conference Venue and features contemporary styled rooms with in room workspace including a slimline desk and comfy desk chair.

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Accommodation Booking Conditions

Please Note:

  • The accommodation rates quoted include GST and are subject to availability at time of booking.
  • The accommodation rate quoted is room only except for Holiday Inn Express Newcastle.
  • Rates may increase without notice due to changes in government charges, taxes or levies.
  • The deadline for accommodation bookings through East Coast Conferences is Friday 1st September 2023


Accommodation Payment

Full prepayment of accommodation is required to secure your booking.

Accommodation Availability

Block bookings have been made at Mercure Newcastle, Holiday Inn Express Newcastle & Quest Newcastle and will be confirmed on a first-in basis. Bookings have been made for the conference dates only (Checking in on Monday 30th October and Checking out Friday 3rd November 2023). Accommodation can be organised outside these dates on a by-request basis only, and room rates may vary outside these dates. All accommodation bookings are subject to availability.


How to Book Accommodation

To book, complete the online registration form and the conference managers will forward your reservation and full pre-payment to the hotel.

Change of Booking

Any change to a reservation must initially be notified to the Conference Managers and not directly to the hotel. Please note, any changes must be made to the conference managers by Friday 1st September 2023. Cancellations must be made in writing (fees may apply).

Late Arrivals

Please indicate on your registration form or notify the Conference Managers in writing if you will arrive at your hotel after 6pm. Failure to notify of a late arrival may mean that your room will be released, and deposit forfeited.

Arrival Time

Hotel check-in time is 3pm. If you are to arrive before this time it is probable that you will not be able to gain access to your room. To guarantee a room to be available for an early arrival you will need to pre-book your room for the previous night. If required, please indicate on your registration form. (You will be charged by the hotel for the additional night).

Accommodation Refunds

Any accommodation cancellations received after Friday 1st September 2023 are subject to fees dependent on hotel advise.


By Road

Newcastle is located only two hours drive north of Sydney and an easy 50 minute journey to the Hunter Valley or Port Stephens.

Driving from Sydney or the South – Follow the Pacific Motorway (M1) and take the Newcastle Link Road exit which will bring you into the heart of the City. Driving from the West – Newcastle City Centre is accessible from either the New England or Golden Highway.

Driving from the North – Follow the Pacific Highway directly into the City Centre

Newcastle Taxis services all of Newcastle 24 hours a day seven days a week. Bookings can be made by calling 133 300 or on-line at Newcastle taxis’ website

By Air

Newcastle Airport is a 30-minute drive from the CBD, and you can fly direct to Newcastle from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra and the Gold Coast, as well as regional cities including Ballina/Bryon Bay, Dubbo and Taree. Five airlines service Newcastle Airport – Jetstar, QantasLink, Rex, Fly Pelican and Virgin.

Airport Transfers

Passengers have access to a range of taxi and rideshare options at the airport. For further information visit

By Train

Newcastle is part of the CityRail network. Frequent daily return services are available heading south on the Newcastle/Central Coast network with access to; Lake Macquarie, the Central Coast, Sydney and surrounding suburbs, and heading north west on the Hunter network providing access to the Lower and Upper Hunter regions.

Trains terminate at Newcastle Interchange from the Hunter, Central Coast and Newcastle lines. A light rail service operates to Honeysuckle station, a 200m walk from NEX.

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