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BNI Team business networking referral groups

BNI Hunter Valley is by far the most successful business networking organisation in Central Coast, Newcastle and Hunter Valley, Australia. Nationwide, BNI currently has hundreds of successful groups, and there are over 7,000 groups globally meeting at networking events such as those we run in Central Coast, Newcastle and Hunter Valley, passing millions of referrals every year.

With our educational network in Central Coast, Newcastle and Hunter Valley Australia, you can find businesses and entrepreneurs across a wide range of industries to discuss the latest news and views. These are ‘been there, survived that’ entrepreneurs who are eager to share tips and advice.

At BNI Huner Valley you get all the networking resources you need to operate a successful business, including from being a start-up to a thriving business.

Values and Benefits of BNI

FACT: 98% of businesses rely on referrals to gain new business.
FACT: only 3% of businesses have a strategy for generating referrals.

BNI chapters in the Central Coast, Newcastle and Hunter Valley provide a positive, supportive, and structured environment for the development and exchange of quality business referrals. We do so by helping you build personal relationships with dozens of other qualified business professionals.

Last year, members of BNI Hunter Valley chapters passed referrals that generated millions of dollars of business for each other. Belonging to BNI is like having a group of salespeople representing your business, and in return you are representing their businesses. What goes around comes around. If I help you, you'll help me and we will both benefit as a result.

Networking requires commitment. The most successful chapters of BNI are comprised of participants who are sincerely committed to helping one another. They are a high performing team. As a participant in BNI, you are responsible for complying with the policies and guidelines of the organisation.

What You Should Know

  • Weekly meetings last for 90 minutes. Members need to arrive on time and stay for the entire meeting.
  • Only one person from each business specialty is accepted into a chapter of BNI.
  • All participants must represent their primary occupation.
  • Attendance is critical. If you cannot attend a meeting, you may send a substitute.

Membership Investment

There is an initial application fee, annual membership dues, and chapters may have a venue fee. All the information you need is provided at the Chapter meeting. When you apply to participate in BNI your application will be reviewed by the chapter's Membership Committee and you will be notified of the status of your application before the next meeting.


  • Increased exposure to many other business professionals
  • Substantially increase business through referrals
  • Learn to effectively talk about your business
  • Sharpen your presentation skills
  • Participation in up to 52 networking meetings per year
  • New Member Packet: Business card book, name badge holder, orientation CD, BNI pin
  • SuccessNet newsletters with educational material on networking, public speaking, and business
  • Member Success Program workshop
  • Advanced Education Series workshops
  • Leadership Team Training
  • Participation in business trade shows
  • Participation in local conferences

For more information please contact the BNI Hunter Valley (Central Coast, Newcastle and Hunter Valley) office at +61 041 9233 067 or send email