The following events/gatherings have been cancelled/suspended until further notice due to the spread of COVID -19. If you have any cancellations, please notify us at NBN News or use our contact form at the bottom of the page.



ANZAC gatherings, 25th April. A nationally televised ANZAC Day ceremony will be broadcast from the Australian War memorial.


A number of activities and events at the Cessnock and Kurri Kurri Libraries

All shows at the Cessnock Performing Arts Centre

All shows run by Newcastle Improvised Music Association

The Hunter Business Development Forum featuring Marty Adnum, Newcastle, Wednesday 25th March.

Social Justice Oration to celebrate International Women’s Day, Upper Hunter, 18th March.

The Hunter Infrastructure Series lunch featuring Telstra CEO Andy Penn run by Hunter Business Chamber, Newcastle 2nd April.

The Newcastle Writers Festival, Newcastle, 3rd- 5th April.

The Olive Tree Market, Newcastle, 4th April.

Surfing the Spectrum, Nobbys Beach, Newcastle NSW, April 18th.

Newcastle Music Festival, Newcastle, 7th – 18th August.



Murrurundi Uke Muster, 20th March.

Saleyards Open Day, Scone, 24th March.

Kia-Ora Youth Music Camp and Concert, Scone, 1st-3rd April.

Festival of the Fleeces, Merriwa, 8th June.

Warbirds Over Scone, Scone, 19th – 20th September.


Manning Entertainment Centre, Taree, Closed until April 30.

Surfing the Spectrum, One Mile Beach, Forster NSW, March 21st.


The Wauchope Blaze Aid Camp has been temporarily stood down from midnight 23 March for 14 days until April 6.


Tamworth Bridge Club, all meetings going forward from 19th March.


Splendour in the Grass, postponed to October 23-25 in North Byron Parklands.

Bluesfest, cancelled for 2020 will return next year.

Lismore Lanterns,postponed to early November.

Norco Primex Field Days, postponed to August 6-8.

Casino Beef Week, postponed to September.

Nimbin MardiGrass, postponed date yet to be confirmed.

Byron Bay Disabled Surfing, March 21 event has been cancelled.

Pubs, restaurants + places


Public pools run by Newcastle City Council will be closed from Monday 23rd March. Beresfield Swimming Centre, Lambton, Mayfield, Stockton and Wallsend Swimming Centres, operated by BlueFit Aquatics will be impacted.

Finnegan’s Hotel – will be temporarily pausing our operations effective 18 March 2020. Any one with a function booking will be able to postpone their function or receive a full refund. Urban Smoking Co will continue to operate on UberEats.

Argle House – closed until further notice.

Lizottes – closed for one month, subject to change.


From March 23, Council will close all four of its patrolled beaches, all six Swim Centres, all Council run Community Halls, the Museum of Art and Culture, Swansea Centre andVisitor Information Centre.

Reduced services will operate at Lake Mac Library branches across the City.

To access Lake Mac Library online services visit


Palace Cinemas – closed until further notice.

The French Bench – closed permanently.

Tweed Regional Aquatic Centre – closed until further notice.

Revolve Shop (Lismore) – closed until further notice.

Friends of the Koala – tours cancelled until further notice.

Richmond Valley Libraries – closed for at least two weeks. Includes library branches in Lismore, Ballina, Byron and the Tweed.

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