Newcastle campus hire facilities
Our Newcastle campus is twelve kilometres from the Newcastle city centre, and comprises high-tech laboratories and teaching facilities across 140 hectares of bushland. We have a range of rooms available and we are constantly upgrading our world-leading facilities and technology to provide a perfect setting for any event.
If you are thinking of a specific facility that you would like to hire that is not mentioned below please contact our Support Services Coordinator by phoning +61 2 4921 6500 or emailing email@example.com.
Newcastle campus at Callaghan is a restricted parking area, see our transport options and parking rules.
The Great Hall
Officially opened in 1973 the Great Hall is the largest of our function rooms. Featuring a stepped auditorium ceiling, the facility is fully air conditioned and provides a large stage that can accommodate a full Symphony Orchestra.
Total seating of 1,231 (includes 448 tiered seats and 783 removable auditorium seats)
- Grand piano and organ
- Spotlights and stage lights
- PA system
- Radio and lectern microphones
- Hearing aid loop
- Data projection facilities
- Network connection
- Foyer area – 297 m2, fully carpeted, available for small functions and exhibitions.
- Two dressing rooms
- Purdue room
- Kitchenette facility
To hire this facility please see the hire application process.
Griffith Duncan Theatre
The Griffith Duncan Theatre is used as a University teaching space and is not currently available for hire.
The Bar on the Hill, The Godfrey Tanner Bar and a variety of other facilities are available for hire for a range of functions from gigs, weddings, birthday parties and balls. These facilities are managed by UoN Services and you have the option to have your event catered by Sapphire Catering. For more information please see UoN Services.
NUsport manages a range of world-class sporting facilities for hire at Callaghan campus.
The Forum Sports and Aquatic Centre offers an eight lane 50 meter indoor heated pool with seating for 400 spectators. Also available are two multipurpose courts for activities such as basketball, volleyball, netball and badminton.
Five sporting ovals with high quality surfaces are available at this campus. Three of these ovals are floodlit.
For bookings see The Forum.