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The Commonwealth Fencing Championships for 2002 will be held in the harbour and beachside city of Newcastle.

The city of Newcastle is Australia's sixth largetst city, and is the largest non-capital urban area in the nation. With a population of 316,500 people, it is located in the Hunter Region of New South Wales, with a regional population of 546,400 and a total catchment of 1.2 million.

The Newcastle Hunter Region is just 1.5 hours freeway drive north of Sydney.

For more information, see the City of Newcastle and Newcastle Tourism websites.


The Newcastle Entertainment Centre has been selected as the venue for Commonwealth Fencing 2002.

The Newcastle Entertainment Centre is Australia's most flexible multi-purpose venue. Officially opened in June 1992, the state-of-the-art facility offers 5,000 square metres of clear span floor space and has a capacity of 6,192 for entertainment styled events.

The Centre has hosted a variety of events, including rock and popular concerts, circuses, ice shows, schools spectactulars, basketball, boxing, indoor supercross, exhibitions, conventions and functions ... and now fencing.


The Centre is located in the Newcastle Showground, on the Brown Street side. There is a car park, and it is also convenient for Broadmeadow Station (on the main Sydney-Newcastle train line).

A map showing the location of the Entertainment Centre can be accessed via - for best results, type in YOUNG ROAD BROADMEADOW NSW.


A premier tourist destination, this Pacific Coast region offers beaches, lakes, national parks, every conceivable sporting opportunity, and is one of Australia's premier winegrowing areas.

You will have the opportunity to experience the beautiful late spring weather in a Pacific Coast City, which features a unique combination of:

Harbour city living and dining

Beach and water lifestyle

Breathtaking national parks and icons of Australian fauna

Some of Australia's most renowned winegrowing areas

More information is available on the Newcastle Tourism website.

November Weather

Temperature: Max 24°c, Min 17°c

Humidity: 67% - 71%

Sunrise: 0541hrs
Sunset: 1935hrs

Location: Long 151°48'E, Lat 32°55'S

Time Zone: +11 hours (summer time)


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