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Venue and Travel


The technical program on March 12-14 will be held at Newcaslte City Hall. A reception on Sunday, March 11, will be held at Newcastle Museum.

Newcastle City Hall

290 King St.

Newcastle NSW 2300

Located in the heart of the Cultural Precinct opposite Civic Park and adjacent to the Civic Theatre, Newcastle City Hall is within close proximity to public transport, accommodation, the CBD, Honeysuckle and parking.


A special group rate for conference attendees will be available at the Crowne Plaza Newcastle, which is within walking distance of Newcastle City Hall. You can email and quote the group name "ACEME 2018" to receive the group rate. All bookings are subject to hotel availability.

Crowne Plaza Newcastle

Cnr Merewether St. & Wharf Rd.

Newcastle NSW 2300

Phone: 61-2-49075000



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About Newcastle

Australia's second-oldest city, bound by a working harbour and glorious surf beaches, was forged from coal, timber and sweat but has moved on from that rough-and-tumble era to embrace a new outlook.

Clever repurposing has transformed heritage buildings. Former railway workshops house Newcastle Museum; a sandstone bank is now a French-inspired bar sparkling with chandeliers; a brewery's 19th-century grain and keg warehouse now showcases craft beers.

Arts projects, festivals and events have transformed five inner-city precincts. Come and explore Civic, Cooks Hill, East End, West End and the harbourside Honeysuckle development. Their makeovers are all part of a 25-year plan to revitalise Newcastle, shoring up its position as a vibrant regional centre and gateway to Hunter Wine Country.

A top ten city in Lonely Planet's 'Best in Travel 2011', this is where bohemian culture coexists with surf culture; where hip cafés and award-winning restaurants flank an industrial port; where the land meets the sea. This is Newcastle – a city of contrast, change and endless possibility.

Explore the Greater Hunter Region

If you would like to tour the Greater Hunter Region on your own, you can check out some of the options here. The tour company can also arrange airport transfers. For more information, email