Venue & Location


The 41st Annual NSW Branch Meeting will take place at the Rydges Newcastle Hotel, just 2.5 hours north of Sydney.


Wharf Rd &, Merewether St
Newcastle NSW 2300 

How to reach the venue


From Sydney – take the M1 Freeway north out of the city. Journey time approx 2.5 hours.
From Hunter Valley – take the A1 Highway south. Journey time approx 1.5 hours.

Directions to Rydges Newcastle from Newcastle Airport by car:

Take Williamtown Dr to Nelson Bay Rd/B63 for – 4 mins
Follow B63 and A43 to Honeysuckle Dr in Wickham – 23 mins
Continue on Honeysuckle Dr. Drive to Merewether St in Newcastle and Rydges Newcastle will be on the left – 3 mins

Guest Car Parking

Secure valet parking is available to in-house guests at $29 per car per day, and is subject to availability.

Non-secure public parking is available within a short walking distance of the hotel.


Rydges Newcastle is located just 175 kilometres north of Sydney Airport. A taxi transfer takes approx 2.5 hours. For detailed information on taxi fares, please visit the Sydney Airport website

Partner Activities in Newcastle

Step outside the hotel and wander into the charming seaside village of Newcastle and enjoy its surroundings. Some suggestions and advice to help your partner and family get the most out of Newcastle are available here.


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