City Guide


Set on a breathtaking stretch of Australia’s Pacific Ocean coastline, Newcastle is the only city in Australia where the central business district is positioned simultaneously on the beach and the harbour waterfront. The port entrance is home to Nobby’s Lighthouse and the Breakwater—both iconic imagery of Newcastle.

Newcastle is the second eldest city in Australia and is a gateway to the wine region of Hunter Valley. Known for its coal mining, rich history, and beautiful beaches, it is no wonder that its 450,000 residents are proud to call Newcastle home. Combined with a low cost of living and a favourable climate, Newcastle represents a relaxed and welcoming lifestyle.

Fast Facts

  • Coastal city (lots and lots of coastline to explore!)
  • 2 hours north of Sydney
  • Great restaurants and cafés

The city is about a three-hour train ride north of Sydney. You can navigate from the campus to the city centre by train or bus, which takes approximately 15 minutes (train) to 40 minutes (bus).



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