Overnight accommodation can be booked by Friends, or those with Quaker connections, at Meeting Houses in the cities listed below. Costs and arrangements vary and may be found by contacting the individual Meeting House. Please provide sufficient information in your request to establish your bona fides as a Friend or as a person connected with Friends.
Individual Friends may be willing to provide accommodation also, so you could try contacting the appropriate Regional Meeting clerk.
Blue Mountains, NSW
Quaker Cottage, 4 Oakura Avenue, Woodford NSW, in the beautiful world heritage Blue Mountains. The Cottage has 2 bedrooms (one with double bed, the other with two single beds). A folding cot, suitable for babies or toddlers, is available. Enjoy sunny living areas, library, lovely garden. Close to national park, bushwalks, train station / highway. Holiday or retreat venue. Cottage: $65.00 per night for one or two adults, and $12 for any extra adult. Accompanying children free. Sheets and towels: extra $12 to cover laundry. Contact: 0429 469 610 or (02) 4751 4947. Available for hire at present, with COVID -19 precautions in place.
The Kelvin Grove Meeting House accommodation is available at a modest tariff to travelling Friends. The caretakers can also provide "breakfast basics" by prior arrangement. We have a guest bedroom on the ground floor with a double and a single bed, and an adjoining bathroom. Guests may use the shared Garden Room kitchen to prepare simple meals. We are less than three kilometres from the Brisbane CBD with excellent public transport. The Meeting House is used each Sunday for Meeting for Worship and on most other days by various hire groups. For more information, email the caretakers: firstname.lastname@example.org, or telephone 0466 968 234.
Accommodation is available at Friends' House, 35 Clifton Crescent, Mt. Lawley, for a modest donation. The Meeting House has a library, meeting room, kitchen, dining area, bathroom and one twin bedroom. There is no resident Friend at the Meeting House. Prior bookings are essential and accommodation is available for short term stays.
Contact: 08 9272 1268 Email Contact
Silver Wattle Quaker Centre, NSW
Silver Wattle Quaker Centre welcomes guests at any time for a few days as a sojourner, or longer term as a resident volunteer. Accommodation is simple, affordable and comfortable. Guests are welcome to join with others in the daily rhythm of worship, meals, activity, reflection, and community life. Silver Wattle follows public health advice for COVID safe policy, such as full vaccination and QR code check in. The full COVID policy can be found on the website. For more details, see: https://www.silverwattle.org.au.
Friends House, 119 Devonshire Street, Surry Hills, NSW, is a tranquil place in the inner city. A short walk from Central Station, close to the business district, shops, restaurants, cafes and all forms of transport yet with the calm you would expect in a heritage building that has held Meeting for Worship for over a hundred years. Fully refurbished in 2000, there are four guest rooms: one single, two doubles and a twin single; modest room tariffs include a continental breakfast. Accommodation is again available. Contact: 02 9698 7158 or 0466 265 915. We are asking that all guests be fully vaccinated. You are welcome back to Sydney.
Werona, Kangaroo Valley, NSW
Basic 'Youth Hostel' style accommodation, available in a wilderness valley three hours drive south of Sydney. Click here to learn more about Werona. Contact: (02) 9716 0717.