Pre-Conference Venue

The pre-conference workshop will be held at Bimet Executive Lodge, 121 Union St, Newcastle. Bimet is a short-walk from restaurant strips and the beach. Parking is easily available and no cost. The hosts, Margaret and David are extremely approachable and helpful. Accommodation is also available on-site.

More information about Bimet Executive Lodge including location and how to get there can be found on the website:

Conference Venue

The conference itself will be held on the ground of James Fletcher Hospital, 72 Watt St, Newcastle (show map). James Fletcher Hospital and the services on this site are part of the Mental Health Service of Hunter New England Area Health Service. The site is across the road from a park overlooking Newcastle Beach.

The attached map of the James Fletcher site indicates the buildings that will be used during the conference. The two buildings that will be used during the conference are the Officers Quarters and Fletcher House.

Limited parking is available on the grounds of James Fletcher Hospital at a cost of $4 per day. Street parking with parking meters is available on Watt, Church and Ordinance Streets.

Public transport
The nearest train station is Newcastle train station on the corner of Watt and Hunter streets. It is approximately a 10 minute walk up Watt st from the train station to James Fletcher Hospital.

Information about buses can be found at: