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.
Bed and breakfast accommodation is available at 10 Hampson Street, Kelvin Grove, Brisbane, QLD, at a modest tariff to travelling Friends. The bedroom, bathroom and shared kitchen downstairs at the Meeting House in a cool rainforest setting minutes from the heart of Brisbane city. The Meeting House is also used for meetings and other activities. For a list of current events and activities, go to www.bqmh.org.au. Currently closed until further notice due to the coronavirus emergency measures in place.
Contact: 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 visitors and sojourners at any time. Accommodation is simple, affordable and comfortable. Visitors are welcome to join with others in the daily rhythm of worship, meals, activity, reflection, and community life. For more details, see: https://www.silverwattle.org.au. Currently, during the COVID-19 restrictions, Silver Wattle Quaker Centre is open for up to 7 guests for either shorter or longer term stays. We are closed to groups (including courses) until the end of December .
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 imbued with the calm you would expect in a heritage building that has held Meeting for Worship for over a hundred years. Fully refurbished in 1999, there are four guest rooms available: one single, two doubles and a twin single; modest room tariffs include a continental breakfast. Contact: 02 9698 7158 or 0466 265 915. Friends House has re-opened as of 1 June 2020, and is taking limited accommodation bookings, with COVID-19 precautions in place.
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.