Contact us

Contact our Secretary:



Phone: (02) 4957 8296

            (during library hours)


Correspondence Address:

PO Box 296
Jesmond NSW  2299

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Scroll to the bottom of this page to access email addresses for other NFHS contacts.

Purchasing from NFHS


We have four payment options (debit, credit, cash or cheque) . A summary is provided below but more detailed instructions may be downloaded here. 

Paying by Direct Debit


Our Direct Debit details are available for those who may need them to purchase a publication or request some research.

BSB: 650 000

ACCOUNT NO: 501 652 808

Please include a reference with the transfer eg: Last name and member number. Also send an email providing details of the purchase to

Library and Meeting Room


Former Mechanics Institute

68 Elder St 

Lambton NSW 2299

The library is open:

Thursday: 1pm to 3.30pm*

Saturday: 10am to 3.30pm*

(* Note that during COVID we will close at 3.00pm each day and will also close between 12.00 and 1.00pm on Saturday for cleaning.)

1st Tuesday of the month: Meeting Night

Meeting nights: 6pm to 7.25pm (summer)

Meeting days: 12.30pm to 1.55pm (winter)

Phone: (02) 4957 8296 during library hours

Remember that the back gate is always open during Library hours if there are no parks in Elder Street or if you need disabled access.

Paying by Credit Card


It is possible to now pay by credit card at our rooms. We are still learning so bear with us. 

Our library is not open on public holidays and will be closed on

the Saturday of every long weekend until more volunteers are available.

The NFHS library will close for the Christmas/New Year period of 2021 on

Thursday, 16 December 2021, at 3.30pm

and will reopen on

Thursday, 20 January 2022, at 1.00pm.

Finding us using Public Transport


Use the map at the right for guidance and see the Newcastle area route maps here.


The Society is easily reached from the Newcastle Interchange. The most direct route is the Number 12 bus (to Maryland). Exit the bus at Morehead Street (The Mark Hotel). Walk down the hill to Elder Street and turn left. The Mechanics' Institute is approximately 100 metres along Elder Street on your left marked by the red star.

Our rooms are also easily reached using the Number 23 bus (to Jesmond) or the Number 11 bus (from Charlestown). Exit either bus from the stop nearest Lambton Public School, cross Croudace Street if necessary and walk three blocks along Elder Street. The Number 23 bus can also drop you at the Lambton Park Hotel in Howe Street where you cross the road and walk up Morehead Street to Elder Street and turn right. These walks are virtually flat.

Direct NFHS emails


Should you need to contact a member of the NFHS management or a group coordinator, direct emails are listed below. It would be appreciated if information on broken links, possible additions or corrections be sent to the webmaster address below.


Planning Group