Convention Venue

Convention location

Newcastle City Hall
290 King Street
Newcastle NSW 2300

The convention will be held in the historic Newcastle City Hall, located in the heart of the CBD, close to transport and within easy walking distance of a range of accommodation options. 

Opened in 1929, Newcastle City Hall is one of Newcastle’s most unique and prestigious buildings. Its architecture includes sandstone walls and columns, marble staircases, a clocktower and a sweeping staircase and ballroom. The AESC will be using the entire Hall for the four-day duration.

Located nearby are numerous points of interest: Newcastle Museum, Art Gallery, Civic Theatre, Nobbys Headland, Fort Scratchly, walking and cycling pathways, parks and beaches.


The City of Newcastle has a rich history and following European settlement, has re-invented itself many times, from penal station, to coal town, steel city, live music, working port and more recently a centre for energy innovation, all contained in this rich and diverse historic city.

Newcastle is the gateway to the resource rich Hunter Valley and is adjacent to the southern part of the New England Fold Belt.  Hunter Valley wines are highly acclaimed.

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