ADFAS Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia was formed in 1989 and now has a membership of 200 each year. ADFAS has helped to preserve their national artistic heritage and have engaged in identifying and researching buildings in their local area to enhance understanding of the community role of the Schools of Arts movement. In the last 3 years 9 Schools of Arts Projects have been completed and 3 more are in the pipeline. In 2020, AFSAS also granted 5 groups an award total of $5000. The group has also helped with church recording at the St John’s Anglican Church which is the oldest remaining church building in Newcastle.