Festival Partners

New Annual wouldn't be possible without our valued partners

Principal Partner

City of Newcastle

New Annual is the city's flagship arts festival that is owned and operated by the City of Newcastle. The City of Newcastle is a liveable, sustainable, inclusive global city. 

Funding Partner

New Annual acknowledges the assistance of the NSW Government through the Multicultural NSW "Stronger Together" grant.

Presenting Partner

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Guided by their values of equity, excellence, sustainability and engagement, the University of Newcastle has built a strong reputation as a world-leading university making an impact within their regions, in Australia and across the globe.

Production Partner


Equip Multimedia

Equip Multimedia is the premium provider of live audiovisual production in Newcastle. Whether you need audio, video, visual or staging, they have the expertise and equipment to make your event a success. Combining state of the art technology with superior technical expertise and a genuine desire to exceed expectations, you can rely on Equip Multimedia to interpret your vision and deliver a world-class production experience.

Keolis Downer & Newcastle Airport

Newcastle Transport is the integrated transport provider for Newcastle, and is responsible for running buses, ferries, the light rail and the multi-modal Newcastle Interchange. Keolis Downer has been awarded a 10 year contract to design and run Newcastle Transport services across all modes of travel. Together they will get you to and from New Annual safely and swiftly. 


Venue Support

Earp Distilling Co

Tucked away in the harbourside haven of Carrington, this family business has been serving Australians for over 100 years. Sip on bespoke spirits, or make your own! From a passion for the creative and experiential, Earp Distilling Co. was established to learn from centuries of distillers experiences, to create a spirit brand and distillery synonymous with quality, sustainability and adventure.



Accomodation Support

Escape yesterday’s gravity, and check into a new reflection. At QT Newcastle, familiar welcome dances with a spectrum of surprise, through spaces where history and possibility live boldly in every detail. Step into new rooms and find another phase of being, in a scene set for luxury intrigue. Recline by design, refresh your sense and rediscover the joy of indulgence. From first bite to the last sip, the bar has been raised.


An old soul with a fresh twist, Crystalbrook Kingsley is culturally connected, sustainably-led, simply sophisticated and steeped in history.