Queen’s Wharf, 150 Wharf Rd, Newcastle NSW
All conference sessions will be held at Harbourview function centre, ideally located harbour-side in the heart of Newcastle CBD.
Please look for Haemochromatosis Australia volunteers to provide assistance when you arrive.
Newcastle, Australia’s 7th largest city, is located only 160 km north of Sydney. It is located in the heart of the Hunter Region and is bordered by a stunning coastline with beautifull beaches.
Visit the Official Newcastle City Tourism website to find out more about our host city.
Newcastle is accessible by plane, train or car.
Five airlines service Newcastle Airport at Williamtown (a 25-minute drive north of Newcastle). Jetstar flies from Brisbane, the Gold Coast and Melbourne, Virgin Australia flies from Brisbane and Melbourne, QantasLink flies from Brisbane, Rex Airlines flies from Sydney and Fly Pelican flies from Canberra, Sydney, Adelaide, Ballina / Byron Bay, Dubbo and Coffs Harbour. Port Stephens Coaches runs buses between the airport and the bus terminal next in Newcastle. Hunter Valley Buses runs buses from the airport to East Maitland via Raymond Terrace.
The Newcastle Airport Information Services Desk can arrange door-to-door transfers. Please phone 02 4928 9822, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sit back and relax by riding the rails to Hamilton or Broadmeadow Stations, with connecting shuttle buses to central Newcastle and beaches until the light rail is installed (watch this space). Catch one of the regular Newcastle and Central Coast services departing from Central Station, Strathfield, Eastwood, Epping or Hornsby to continue north to Broadmeadow or Hamilton (www.transportnsw.info, www.sydneytrains.info).
TrainLink’s inter-city services connect Brisbane to Broadmeadow via the regional cities of Casino, Grafton, Wauchope and Taree, before continuing to Sydney. Broadmeadow is a major railway hub: northwestern services from Armidale, Tamworth, Moree and Narrabri also arrive here.
Conference attendees will need to make their own accommodation arrangements. There are a broad range of accommodation options listed on travel booking websites like Wotif.com or Trivago.