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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

September 2021

Hunter First Silver Members 

• AECOM • Allambi Care • Ampcontrol • APP • Aurecon • Aurizon • Barr Planning • Built • Castle Personnel • Centennial Coal • City of Newcastle • Colliers International • Compass Housing • Daracon • definiti • Enigma • GHD • Greater Bank • HCCDC • HVTC • ilume • Jacobs • JSA Group • KBR • Keystone Lawyers • Kingsley, a Crystalbrook Collection Hotel • Komatsu Mining • Leogate Estate Wines • Malabar Coal • Monteath & Powys • Moray & Agnew • National Business Banking Centre • Newcastle Airport Limited • Newcastle Coal Infrastructure Group (NCIG) • Newcastle Herald • Northwest Mining • Out of the Square • Port Authority of New South Wales • Port of Newcastle • Port Stephens Council • PricewaterhouseCoopers • Projence • Quarry Mining • Rhomberg Rail • SHAC • Sparke Helmore Lawyers • TAFE NSW – North • The Advitech Group • The Bloomfield Group • Tomago Aluminium • Umwelt (Australia) • Varley Group • 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 Jacqui Warren, Business Development Manager for Hunter First. 

t:02 9466 4066