Image: 2018 James Barnet Award and Commercial Architecture Award winner Montoro Cellar Door by Source Architects. Photo: Tom Ferguson.

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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.  


NSW Country Division Awards

The NSW Country Division Architecture Awards celebrate the work of architects working in regional NSW. The program not only recognises the design excellence in country NSW, but also celebrates the achievements of our Country Division members practicing architecture, often in remote regional locations.

The awards are open to members practicing across regional NSW. They run from May to October each year, with winners announced at the Country Division Conference. For more information about the program including details of how to enter, please visit the NSW Architecture Awards website

Entries for the 2018 NSW Country Division Awards close Friday 27 July – don't miss out!
2018 award winners will be announced at the NSW Country Division Conference in the Hunter Valley on Thursday 4 October. 



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!