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NEX is Newcastle’s most exceptional entertainment and conference venue, with the latest and greatest in technology, gastronomy and expert staff.

These things make it the perfect venue hire. NEX can be grand or boutique, depending on your desire, with flexible spaces for tailor-made experiences. The striking floor-to-ceiling windows on the terrace create a first impression your guests won’t forget, and its proximity to all the action of nearby beaches, cafes, restaurants and the foreshore makes it perfectly located for all kinds of events or functions.

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The entire conference and exhibition space at NEX is enormous and versatile, consisting of four segregated spaces and a striking foyer area.

Size: Entire venue 2,511m2

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The Arena is imposing in size and features. It has a private bar, large 298m2 dance floor, in-house PA system, artists’ rooms and toilet facilities. Loaded with technical equipment The Arena has a follow spot, projection screen, three digital projectors, three huge projection screens and more.

Size: 1,195m2
Cost: Mon-Thurs $2,500 | Fri-Sun $2,850
Expo Hire Mon-Thurs $5,000 | Fri - Sun $6,000
Concert Hire Mon-Thurs $5,400 | Fri - Sat $9,700
Concert Hire Sun only $5,400
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The Avenue features floor to ceiling windows that drench the space in light during the day. This space features a private bar area, and a portable dance floor can be set up if required.

Size:  774m2
Cost:  Mon-Thurs $1,000 | Fri-Sun $1,200
Expo Hire $3,200
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A smaller room ideal for meetings or intimate parties, The Vivid has a small private bar, retractable screens and dedicated toilet facilities. A portable dance floor can be set up in this space.

Size:  130m2
Cost: Mon-Thurs $400 | Fri-Sat $450
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Discover the epitome of sophistication at Kingstown Bar where timeless elegance meets contemporary flair. Our chic venue adorn with plush leather seating, copper pipes and stylish decors sets the stage for unforgettable cocktail party style celebration. 

Size:  170m2
Room Hire: Min Spend $5,000
Private Bar | Cocktail Only

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  • Expect the unexpected when the food arrives for your 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 by expert sommeliers. 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.

    All catering is created under the expert eye of Executive Chef Matthew Skelton.


  • The Arena features the most advanced speaker system available in the world – the Martin Audio Multi Cellular Array system. The audio system has been acoustically engineered by Martin Audio and will provide premium audio quality for any entertainment format or music type.

    Lighting includes 24 Martin Wash lights to fully cover the stage. The three large on stage screens give flawless projection from the brand new EPSON 11000 ansi lumen projectors. Each screen can work separately or for a grand statement they can feature the same visualisation.

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Renovation Update

NEX at Wests City is currently undergoing renovations to improve onsite parking and back of house facilities. Due to uncontrollable construction noise between 7am and 4pm we are no longer hosting day events and The Extra will be closed for bookings. Events after 4pm are not affected by these renovations. At this stage we don’t have an accurate complete end date, thus these day event restrictions will apply until further notice. We apologise for any inconvenience. Please complete an enquiry form for evening event enquiries.