The University of Newcastle, Australia

Hire a venue at Newcastle City campus

Our Newcastle City campus comprises of NUspace, The Conservatorium of Music, University House, Northumberland House, Newcastle Legal Centre and Newcastle Graduate School of Business. Across these locations there are several venues that can be used for your next event.

View further information regarding hiring a venue at our City campus.


Booking a venue

Choosing a space

The Newcastle City Campus Venue Hire Guide provides helpful information for event organisers planning and organising to run events within our City precinct. By working together with our Venue Management Team.

Availability

Event organisers wanting to hold events within the City Campus need to consider holding the event on weekends, during semester break or in the evenings (subject to timetabling) after classes have concluded and to minimise disruption to students and classes. View University key dates.

Booking of teaching rooms within NeW Space will only be approved after a review of timetable needs. Current timetabling has students commencing classes from 8:00am to 10:00pm weekdays.

Northumberland house, Watt Space Gallery venue hire is limited to outside of gallery hours, and the setup of the event may be inhibited by the works currently on display. View gallery hours.

As I2N Hub is an operational co-working space, other areas of the spaces are used by paying members for desktop work, meetings and meal preparation. The venue has one space that can be booked by non-members for venue hire.

Functions or events that have been approved to take place during semester need to be mindful to minimise any disruption or disturbance

The booking and application process

The University of Newcastle Venue Management Team can provide you with advice and assistance about your event proposal including information about locations available, timeframes, fees and charges and the event application process. Please see below information for our city precinct contacts for each location.

New space, University house and Watt Space Gallery

For all enquires and bookings please fill in the venue booking form and someone from our events team will get back to you. Alternatively you can contact the Venue Management Coordinator on (02) 49 854 394 or venuesandevents@newcastle.edu.au

The Conservatorium

For all enquires and bookings please contact the Events and Activities Coordinator on (02) 4921 6836 or soci-events@newcastle.edu.au

Essential information

Public liability insurance

It is critical you have the right insurance for your event. You will need to provide the Venue Management Team with a certificate of currency (Public Liability Insurance) to the value of $20 million. The Public Liability Insurance is to be in the same name as the applicant/organisation.

Workers compensation insurance

A workers insurance policy provides an employer coverage in the event one of their employees suffer a work related injury or illness. You will need to provide the Venue Management Team with a certificate of currency (Workers Compensation Insurance). The Workers Compensation Insurance is to be in the same name as the applicant/organisation.

Proof of charity and not for profit status

If you or your organisation is a Charity or a Not for Profit organisation and your event is raising money on behalf of a Charity then you may be eligible for a reduced application fee. You will need to supply a Certificate of Charity or Not for Profit Status and/or a Letter of Authority to Fundraise.

Site plan

A site plan which identifies the layout of your event, placement of any amusement devices, temporary structures such as fencing, toilet and waste facilities and vehicle access needs to accompany your application should this be required. The Venue Management Team will assist with approving the site plan template

Our venues

NUspace

NUspace

Established in 2017, NUspace is a landmark education building located in the centre of Newcastle. NUspace harnesses the latest in technology and innovation in teaching and learning to deliver a world-class student experience by engaging students in new and exciting ways. NUspace has a range of lecture theatres, classrooms, meeting and function spaces available for your next event.

Northumberland House

Northumberland House

Watt Space Gallery, located in Northumberland House and adjacent to NUspace, is in the heart of Newcastle’s cultural centre. It offers a unique venue for presentations, product launches, small private celebrations and other special events. Set among inspiring contemporary works by current students of the University of Newcastle, Watt Space Gallery provides an exciting backdrop that can ensure your occasion is distinctive and enjoyable.

The Conservatorium of Music

The Conservatorium of Music

The Conservatorium of Music's Harold Lobb Concert Hall is the perfect location to hold concerts, lectures, masterclasses and private functions. With a seating capacity of 400 the hall is available to hire by theatre and production companies, schools and community groups.

Integrated Innovation Network (I2N) Hub

Integrated Innovation Network (I2N) Hub

I2N Hub, located on Hunter Street, is a co-working innovation hub that brings together the various elements of the local innovation ecosystem required to support start-ups and scaleups in the Hunter Region. I2N Hub Hunter Street’s has multiple spaces available for theatre, cocktail or classroom type events.