WALDRONSMITH Management has arranged special rates at the conference hotel.

To secure your accommodation, simply nominate your arrival/departure dates when you register online.

A credit card number will be required and will be passed on to the hotel to secure your booking. Your accommodation and incidental costs must be settled directly with the hotel on departure. Please note the hotel may charge a surcharge on credit card payments made on departure.

Should you require dates outside of the main conference dates, please note this in your booking and WALDRONSMITH Management will contact the hotel on your behalf.

Please note that check in time is generally 1400 hours. If you require immediate access to your room prior to this time, it may be wise to book accommodation for the evening before. If you are arriving after 1800 hours, please note this accordingly.

The hotel imposes a strict release date of 30 days prior to arrival and therefore any bookings made after Monday 23 September 2019 will be subject to availability. Please note cancelled bookings or failure to arrive at the hotel on the designated date of arrival (no show) will incur penalties. See cancellation details below before making your booking.

Any changes to your booking must be made via email to WALDRONSMITH Management – not directly with the hotel.

All room rates noted are based on room only, unless otherwise specified, and are in Australian Dollars.


Accomodation rates



Star rating: 4 stars

Corner of Wharf Road and Merewether Street
Newcastle NSW 2300

Conference venue

Rydges Newcastle is located in Honeysuckle, an industrial landscape turned marvel of modern design. The once working wharves are now home to foreshore promenades and playful public spaces, waterfront eateries and sunset bars.

Moments from the beach and the city’s most famous attractions, this amazing location makes the hotel the perfect Newcastle accommodation for couples, families, small groups and business travellers.

Ideal for those looking for a stylish and friendly hotel in Newcastle, the hotel offers spacious suites, warm service, free Wi-Fi, modern amenities and an award-winning restaurant and bar. Awash in natural light, each of our well-appointed guest rooms boast flat screen TVs, stocked mini bars and plush beds.

King Cityside Suite

$255 per room, per night

Cancellation policy: Cancellations received within 30 days of arrival will be charged a cancellation fee equal to the value of the entire length of stay. Non arrival at the hotel (no shows) will be charged a cancellation fee equal to the entire length of stay. 

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