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In 2012, 2014, 2015 and 2016, Newcastle was a recipient of an International Festival and Events Association Award for cities with a population less than one million. The city continues to flourish as an event destination with recent large scale events including the AFC Asian Cup, SuperMoto, Surfest and Grand Masters Hockey World Cup. Newcastle is committed to providing world class event experiences for organisers, participants and event goers with its strong community spirit and 'can do' attitude.

Helping event planners with the logistics required to manage a successful event is Newcastle City Council's dedicated Events Team that provides a one stop shop for planning an event in Newcastle.  The Events Team manages an events portfolio of over 700 events per year for the city of Newcastle.  Made up of four highly motivated individuals, the events team has diverse skills and experience in the end to end process of event management across community, civic, commercial and business events.

Staging an Event

For information on planning an event in Newcastle including obtaining a Licence to Stage an Event, developing an Event Management Plan and advice on traffic management and risk assessment click here

Meetings, Conferences and Business Events

Newcastle Business Events is your essential first point of contact when planning a successful event, meeting, function or conference in Newcastle.We provide a range of complimentary services from assistance with sourcing the perfect venue to delegate boosting, pre and post touring options and advice on transport and support services available.If you are a member of an association and are thinking of bidding to host your annual conference in Newcastle, we would be pleased to support the bid process by working with you to prepare a professional bid document, by providing Newcastle-branded promotional items and by presenting to the conference committee if required.

As part of the Strategic Planning function of Newcastle City Council, the team at Newcastle Business Events combines local knowledge and practical experience to ensure you receive the best advice while planning your business event in Newcastle. Visit our website by clicking here or contact the Newcastle Business Events team today on (02) 4974 2827.

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