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NSW Country & Newcastle Divisions

The NSW Chapter provides a full program of events throughout the year across NSW, including talks, formal CPD, awards and networking events outside the Sydney metro area for regional members. 

Details of all upcoming regional events can be found in the NSW Events Calendar. 

Major partner            Event partners                


 Country Division events                                   Newcastle Division events

 Country Division Architecture Awards               Newcastle Architecture Awards


NSW Country Division coordinates several regional CPD seminars throughout the year - known as ArchiMEET - as well as an annual three-day conference. ArchiMEETs offer attendees formal CPD points and take place in different regional centers across NSW. The NSW Country Division Conference offers members a full program of local and interstate speakers addressing topics relevant to regional practice.  


The Newcastle Architecture Awards are a regional program held annually as part of the Australian Institute of Architect’s National Architecture Awards program.

As well as recognising the best new architecture in Newcastle, the awards are also an important opportunity to celebrate the work of Newcastle and regional members’ pursuits of design excellence, and their collaborations with architects from across NSW. Open to projects located in the Newcastle region, winners of the Newcastle Architecture Awards have the opportunity to progress to be considered at state level via the NSW Architecture Awards.

Entries for the 2019 Newcastle Architecture Awards opened on 15 November and close 5 February 2019.




Berry CPD: The changing face of regional country towns

What are the growing opportunities for Australian regional country towns? How does urban design and architecture capture and respond to a new pattern of migration away from the major cities, an ageing population and demands for healthcare, childcare and amenities?

The seminar will provide examples from speakers on the importance of strategic thinking in obtaining value for money with local government investment in community assets (swimming pools, sport and recreation, childcare facilities) and attracting new residents and investment by providing infrastructure.

Curated by Wesley Hindmarch Local Architect

Friday 23 November 2018
Bookings open soon!


The Newcastle Division runs a host of events throughout the year for both members and public engagement with architecture.These events include formal CPD seminars, informal talks including Architecture on Show, the Newcastle Architecture Awards, and programs from our Emerging Architects and Graduate Network (EmAGN).

Would you like to be the Creative Director for one of our ArchiMEET events? You don't have to be a member of the committee to get involved. If you have a great topic and know of three fantastic guest speakers that you would like to invite get in touch!