Activate Your Membership

Located in the heart of the city centre, Newcastle Now Business Improvement Association (BIA) serves a 60 block area that consists of approximately 1000 businesses, property owners and tenants and attracts thousands of employees, tourists and shoppers every day. This geographical area is known to locals as the Civic Precinct, Darby Street, East End and West End. 

Membership Eligibility

A business is eligible for membership if the business owner rents, leases or owns property in one of the Newcastle Now precinct zones (Civic, Darby Street, East End, West End). Each business qualifies for a single active membership and can be represented by either a property owner, business owner, or an authorised representative (employee).

Voting Membership - $10

As a Voting Member, you are entitled to attend and vote at the Annual General Meeting and may stand for election as a member of the Committee of Management (or Board). A Voting Membership is ideal for business people who want to actively participate in meetings and contribute to the strategic development of Newcastle. As a Voting Member, you will be invited to participate in strategic planning workshops and will receive access to the full suite of member benefits outlined in the table below.

Precinct Membership - free

As a Precinct Member, you are able to attend Precinct Advisory Group meetings and can contribute ideas and provide feedback on projects that will benefit your precinct. A Precinct Membership is ideal for business people who want to collaborate with other businesses in their area and who are interested in the development of Newcastle city centre.  You will receive almost all of the Newcastle Now member benefits outlined in the table below.

Associate Membership - free

If you represent a business located outside of the Newcastle Now precinct zones, then you have the option to join as an Associate Member. This is a great way to stay informed of Newcastle Now business activity as you will receive a free subscription to our Monthly Member Update email newsletter and City Centre News email newsletter.

Membership Benefits

  • May stand for election to Board
  • May vote at AGM
  • Member Advocacy
  • B2B Networking Events
  • Member Engagement
  • City Ambassador Program
  • City Centre Improvement
  • City Centre Marketing
  • Sponsorship Program
  • Business Advisory Services
  • Economic Development
  • Monthly Member Email Newsletter
  • Business Listing on Website
Membership Type Voting
Membership Type Precinct
Membership Type Associate
Voting Member
  • May stand for election to Board
  • May vote at AGM
  • Member Advocacy
  • B2B Networking Events
  • Member Engagement
  • City Ambassador Program
  • City Centre Improvement
  • City Centre Marketing
  • Sponsorship Program
  • Business Advisory Services
  • Economic Development
  • Monthly Member Email Newsletter
  • Business Listing on Website
  • Activate Membership
Precinct Member
  • Member Advocacy
  • B2B Networking Events
  • Member Engagement
  • City Ambassador Program
  • City Centre Improvement
  • City Centre Marketing
  • Sponsorship Program
  • Business Advisory Services
  • Economic Development
  • Monthly Member Email Newsletter
  • Business Listing on Website
  • Activate Membership
Associate Member

The $10 voting membership fee is an annual administration charge to cover printing and access to online communication channels.

Apply Now

To apply for membership, please complete the form below providing as much information as possible. 

All applications for membership are approved by the Board of Directors at their monthly meeting which is held on the third Tuesday of every month. Following this, we will contact you with the outcome and will process any Voting Membership payments at this time. 

NOTE: this form will timeout after 10-minutes so please have your business information ready. Alternatively, you can download an interactive form here:  Membership Form (PDF - 84kb)  
Name
Phone
Email
Address

Business Category

Please complete multiple categories if your business offers multiple services.

Precinct
Business Category
Eat - Cuisine Type
Eat - Style
Drink - Style
Stay - Style
Shop - Style
Professional Services - Style

Business Details

Please provide your business address, social links, contact information and trading hours.

Business Name
Your connection to the Business
About the business
Images
Please provide
• 4 gallery images at 860 pixels wide x 516 pixels high
• 1 thumbnail image at 312 pixels wide x 186 pixels high
Address of property within precinct zone
Website address
Business Phone Number
Business Email
Business Facebook
Business Twitter
Business Instagram
Business Price Range
Business Opening Hours
Additional Information

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