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Hunter First 

Hunter First Membership

Hunter First is the pre-eminent group for leading businesses in the Hunter. It is an influential network of organisations with a significant presence, interest or stake in the region.

Hunter First businesses belong to a collaborative, executive-level membership group that comes together to network, share ideas, hear from government leaders and industry experts, and advocate for common goals. 

Their engagement on regional, state and national issues helps shape the Business Hunter policy agenda.

Our high-profile networking events provide Hunter First members with unparalleled opportunities to make business connections and hear from industry experts, decision-makers and thought leaders.

Hunter First members receive priority access to our premium monthly business lunches and exclusive invitations to CEO Connect events and tours. 

Member Benefits 

Hunter First member organisations receive a range of benefits: 

  • access to high-level events and networking opportunities
  • forums with parliamentary leaders, industry leaders and key regional stakeholders
  • Invitations to C-suite events exclusive to the Firsts network,
  • personal engagement with the Business Hunter team,
  • opportunity to provide input into Business Hunter's policy and advocacy agendas,
  • access to HR, IR, WHS, and legal and marketing advice.

For more information about Hunter First exclusive events please visit Hunter First Exclusive Events.

For more about Hunter First Membership Packages visit Member Benefits.

Hunter First Membership





Invitations to exclusive Hunter First events for MDs, CEOs, Directors and high level executives

Yes – first group to be invited

Yes – second group to be invited

Yes – third group to be invited

One user subscription for WorkplaceInfo OR WorkplaceOHS (valued at over $700)




Invitations to roundtable events featuring government officials and/or industry leaders




Logos on Business Hunter Website




Workplace Advice Line Calls




Voting Rights




Price (including GST)




Hunter First Gold Members

Hunter First Silver Members 

AECOM • Ampcontrol • APP • Aurecon • Aurizon • Barr Planning • BEM Group • Built • Castle Personnel • Commercial Collective • City of Newcastle • Crystalbrook Kingsley • Daracon • definiti • Dantia • Enigma • Emergence • The Emergent Group • GHD • HCCDC • HMRI • Home in Place •HVTC • ilume • IMB Bank • Jacobs • JSA Group • KBR • Keystone Lawyers • Lake Macquarie City Council •  Leogate Estate Wines • Mei-Wel • Maitland City Council • Maxim Business Advisors • McDonald Jones Homes • Monteath & Powys • Newcastle Jockey Club • Out of the Square • PKF • Port Authority of New South Wales • Port Stephens Council • PricewaterhouseCoopers • Projence • Quarry Mining •  Saphi Pty Ltd • SCE Australia • SHAPE • SJH Communications • Skelcon •Sparke Helmore Lawyers • Strikeforce Services • TAFE NSW – North • The Bloomfield Group • The Emergent Group • Tomago Aluminium • Toronto Private Hospital • Umwelt (Australia) • Varley Group • Verve Partners • Westfield Kotara (Scentre Group) • WesTrac • Whitehaven Coal Limited • WSP Australia

Could you be a First?

If you would like to know more about becoming a Hunter First Member please contact Alex Brennan, Business Manager - Hunter First and Partnerships

t: 0424 756 233