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 $4,700 | Fri - Sat $9,700
Concert Hire Sun only $5,400
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The EXtra is a large space featuring a private bar, a 130m2 dance floor and dedicated toilet facilities.

Size:  412m2
Cost:  Mon-Thurs $1,000 | Fri-Sun $1,200
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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:  30m2
Cost: Mon-Thurs $400 | Fri-Sat $450
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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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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.