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About the Newcastle Toastmasters Club

Read about out diverse history, fun culture and supportive education

What to expect


Our diverse membership consists of a wide variety of ages and backgrounds. Our purpose is to support each other to improve communication, self confidence and leadership skills. We also like to have fun. Our meetings are informal so visitors and new members may feel at ease.

Organisational culture and education

The environment in the Newcastle Toastmasters Club is friendly and supportive, with members who have all overcome fears and issues with public speaking through the proven Toastmasters International programme.



This is self-paced education which allows you to build confidence with each speaking assignment. Constructive and supportive evaluation is the heart of the Toastmasters program. Each time you give a prepared or impromptu speech, an evaluator will point out strengths and suggest techniques that you may use in future. This gradually improves self confidence through awareness of skills you already possess and the practicing of new skills in front of a supportive group. 



Newcastle Toastmasters Club was formed in 1966. We were the first Toastmasters club in the Newcastle Hunter region of NSW. As a not-for-profit community based organisation, our club proudly served our region for over 50 years.

We have many years of Toastmaster experience amongst our current club committee and members. We assist new members to build their self confidence in public speaking, communication and leadership in an enjoyable welcoming meeting format.

Club meeting of Newcastle Toastmasters Club in October 2022.jpeg

Toastmasters International 

Toastmasters International currently has more than 357,000 members in 143 countries. Our members at Newcastle Toastmasters Club are proud to be part of the more than 16,600 clubs located around the world and of its service to the Newcastle area for more than 50 years.

For more information about Toastmasters:

District 90 Toastmasters

Toastmasters International

Find a Toastmasters club in your local area

Frequently Asked Questions 


See these FAQs about our club and Toastmasters International in general.


Where is the Newcastle Toastmasters Club?  

The Newcastle Toastmasters Club meets at Souths Merewether. The address is 46 Llewellyn Street, Merewether, NSW, 2291. 

What is Toastmasters?   

Toastmasters International is a global volunteer organisation where members develop leadership and communication skills.


We present impromptu and planned speeches. Members also fulfil leadership roles in meetings, in the Club Executive Committee and beyond.


What should I expect at a Toastmasters meeting?   

When you visit our meetings, there is no pressure to give a speech. However, if you are interested, you may have the option - especially for the Table Topics impromptu speeches. The meeting should last around a couple of hours. 


What should I do if I am interested in visiting a Newcastle Toastmasters meeting? 

We encourage you to contact us via our enquiries page.

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