Our spaces are a blank canvas for you to work from to stage a conference purpose-designed for your audience. Flexibility allows NEX to cater for all types of conferences from extravagant to subtle, making NEX the ideal Newcastle conference venue.


A range of spaces provides versatility, with each space offering its own unique configurations.

Imagination is the only limitation when planning a conference at NEX. The 2511m2 grand Arena can be configured to host up to 2400 guests while smaller conferences can be staged in rooms ranging in size from 774m2to 130m2.

Logistics and planning support is expertly provided by our experienced conference team. Exquisite catering is provided by Executive Chef Matthew Skelton, supported by our Banquet Chef and Catering Manager. Delegates are perfectly located close to accommodation, beaches, cafes and bars.

Expect the unexpected when the food arrives for your function or event at NEX.


Fresh, seasonal produce prepared on-site is the hero of the creative menus, which are designed to impress. Exceptional food is complimented by an impressive wine list hand-chosen. Food and wine are packaged to compliment each other and to cater for individual tastes. The NEX kitchen is committed to environmentally-friendly practices. Food scraps and biodegradable waste is recycled for compost while unused food is donated to OzHarvest.

Excellence is ensured when staging a conference or convention in any NEX space. Our large Arena will host the most creative exhibition, while a range of smaller spaces cater for more boutique events.

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Health Alert

Wests is closely monitoring and responding appropriately to the situation with Coronavirus (Covid-19) and advice provided by the NSW Government. The safety and wellbeing of Wests members, guests and employees is of paramount importance and remains our top priority. NSW Health have advised new restrictions will be introduced for Greater Sydney from 4pm Wednesday 23rd June.

At this time until further notice, persons who reside or work in a hotspot area will not be permitted entry into our Wests Clubs, Hotels or Health Clubs as per NSW Health advice. View NSW Health Hotspot list.

ALL members and guests are required to check in upon entry with the Service NSW QR code system to sign patrons into the venue.

We Are Open

Everyone is welcome at Wests! Choose Wests for your next social outing and enjoy the perks!

EASY | No bookings required
RELAX | Stay as long as you like
SPACE | Open plan and socially distanced
VALUE | 10% off food + 15% off beverage*
VARIETY | Restaurants, casual eats and bars

Find out more about the measures we have in place as part of our COVID-19 safety plan, providing you and your family with a safe and clean venue. *Discount applied when full Wests membership card is swiped at the time of purchase. ^T&C's apply.