People hoping to house some of the 400 workers expected to come to Orange to work at the Cadia mine are invited to information forums next week.
Newcrest Mining and Orange360 have partnered in a trial program to co-ordinate a booking program.
Potential providers range from hotels to people with a spare room or a farm cottage available.
Orange360 general manager Caddie Marshall said there would be separate forums to explain how the booking system would work for real estate agents about people wanting to stay long-term and for accommodation providers seeking workers for 3-5 day stays.
She said about 120 people had already registered.
"We'll be doing another wave of them in January," she said.
Ms Marshall said it was expected people signing up would eventually become members of Orange360.
"There will be some costs associated with it," she said.
"But it won't be exorbitant and it will be below market rates."
Ms Marshall said Orange360 was not seeking to take over the role of real estate agents in organising rental accommodation.
"We are simply acting a concierge service for people to come into the region for one day, one week or a lifetime," she said.
The forums will also explain the requirements needed to be met by providers to be considered for the program.
Ms Marshall said she expected the bulk of workers would arrive in March for the expansion works at the mine.
- Orange and Cabonne Real Estate Forum, Monday December 9, 9am-10am, Accommodation forum, Monday 10am-noon, Hotel Canobolas Ballroom
- Millthorpe December 11, 10am-noon, Millthorpe Museum Cadia Room, Carcoar December 12, 11am-12.30pm, Royal Hotel Carcoar, Blayney Shire Real Estate Forum, December 17, 9am-10am and Accommodation forum 10am-noon, Blayney Community Centre.
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