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Getting to Newcastle

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Newcastle Airport is located 30 minutes from Newcastle city centre and is the fastest growing regional airport in Australia with direct flights from Melbourne, Brisbane, Sydney, Norfolk Island, the Gold Coast and Canberra. For a current flight timetable visit

Private Pilots:
Private pilots wanting to fly into Newcastle Airport should go to the website below, under itinerant aircraft and provide the appropriate information in the form:

On the form, justification for request should be “Doctor pilot attending medical education for designated aviation medical examiners” or similar.

We have been advised that RAAF Consent is not necessary. Any queries regarding this should be directed the ASAM Secretariat.

Sydney Seaplanes:
Sydney Seaplanes operate a total of 4 flights per day (2 in each direction) between Rose Bay, Sydney Harbour & Newcastle Harbour. For more information visit  Note: there is a 10kg luggage limit for checked-in bags on Sydney Seaplanes flights.


Newcastle is 2 hours drive north of Sydney and is accessible from the following major Highways: F3, Pacific Highway, New England Highway and the Golden Highway. For driving directions to Newcastle visit For the latest road and traffic conditions check out the RTA's website or phone 13 27 01.


Newcastle is part of the New South Wales City Rail network. There are frequent return services daily from Sydney. For timetables and fares visit or call 131 500.

CountryLink trains and coach network connect Newcastle via Broadmeadow station to Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra and other NSW country centres. For timetables, fares and online bookings visit or call 13 22 32.


  • Disembark at Civic station (second last stop) for Crowne Plaza Hotel (the Conference Venue) or the Chiefly Apartments.
  • Disembark at Newcastle station (last stop) for the Sebel Hotel or Quality Hotel Noah’s on the Beach.
  • Disembark at Wickham station (third last stop) for Ibis Hotel, Grand Mercure Hotel or Travelodge Hotel.


Newcastle is serviced by coach companies throughout Australia with regular connections to and from various locations. For further information visit the Greyhound website at

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    Australasian Society of Aerospace Medicine (ASAM)'s 2011 Annual Scientific Meeting
    Crowne Plaza Newcastle, NSW Australia | 6-9 October 2011
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