The University of Newcastle, Australia

Travel and accommodation

Newcastle is one of Australia's oldest and most interesting cities. Containing a quirky blend of new and old architecture, a rich indigenous history, a working harbour (currently the largest coal exporter in the world) and fabulous beaches; Newcastle is known as unique and eclectic.

The land and waters of Newcastle are acknowledged as the country of the Awabakal and Worimi peoples, whose culture is celebrated in community events, place naming, signage and artworks.

Getting to Newcastle


Newcastle has direct flights to and from Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. There are indirect flights between Newcastle and Adelaide, Hobart, Perth and Darwin. The airport is located approximately 30 minutes from the Newcastle CBD. Airport transfers can be arranged at the airport or through your preferred accommodation provider. See Newcastle Airport for more information

From Sydney by car

Newcastle is approximately two hours north of Sydney and is accessible from the M1 Motorway (formally F3), Pacific Highway, New England Highway and Golden Highway.

From Sydney by train

Return services run daily from Sydney every hour. Travel time is approximately three hours. For timetables and fare information visit Transport Info or call 131 500.

Conference accommodation

Crowne Plaza Newcastle

Noah's on the Beach

Noah’s is situated directly opposite spectacular Newcastle Beach and is Newcastle's only Beachfront Hotel. Within minutes of the CBD, harbour and city shopping, Quality Hotel Noah's on the Beach is the ideal venue.



Only four minutes walk from the conference venue (350m), you can relax in 4-star oceanside comfort at Novotel Newcastle Beach hotel. Stylish contemporary decor and large windows make your room a calm retreat for work or pleasure. A surf or a beachfront jog followed by a delicious buffet breakfast at airy, stylish Bistro Dalby at Novotel get your day off to a fresh start.

Crowne Plaza Newcastle

Crowne Plaza Newcastle

Located on the iconic Honeysuckle harbourfront, our all-suite hotel offers everything you need for a memorable holiday. All our suites feature spacious bedrooms, living and dining areas and come complete with modern amenities to ensure a comfortable stay.

Corporate Rates

Special corporate booking rates may be provided. To obtain these rates, please contact or visit for assistance with your booking. Cite the e-Mental Health Australia 2016 Conference at time of contact.

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