Fort Scratchley

With breathtaking panoramic views over Newcastle and some of the best photographic opportunities our city has to offer, Fort Scratchley is an idyllic location for your special occasion.

Steeped in history, Fort Scratchley is situated at the eastern end of Newcastle on the site where convicts created Australia’s first coal mine in 1801. Today the Fort operates as a museum and provides a unique venue for a range of events.

Location and Parking

Fort Scratchley is located right at the tip of Newcastle East looking out over the Nobbys Headland. Event car parking is available.

Professional Event Services

The Newcastle Venues team and award winning onsite caterer  Blue Star Catering will work closely with you to ensure your event is everything you wished it to be.

Fees & Charges


Fort Scratchley's breathtaking panoramic views make it a stunning venue for weddings.

Business Events

Fort Scratchley's Function Centre and Barracks offer ideal venues for business events.

Social Events

Fort Scratchley is the perfect venue for cocktail parties and a range of social events.

Frequently Asked Questions

The Newcastle Venues team can help you with all your event and venue queries.