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The University of Newcastle

The University of Newcastle is just 2 hours north of Sydney, but offers another world of experience.


The university is set in the vibrant coastal city of Newcastle, renowned for its lifestyle, with stunning beaches, eclectic arts scene, and relaxed pace.

With a warm, sunny climate and surrounded by natural attractions, The University of Newcastle offers world class higher education and is a magnet for Australian and international students.


Australia’s second-oldest city, Newcastle has a rich history, it’s jam-packed with artistic and cultural experiences, most within walking distance in the CBD.


Fine dining, hip bars, quirky boutiques, outdoor markets for organic food, arts, jewellery, and clothing, and a laid-back attitude make Newcastle one of Australia’s most liveable cities.


Newly installed light rail in Newcastle CBD Australia. Illuminated at dusk.

An aerial view of Newcastle Beach and Ocean Baths located a few minutes walk from the CBD area.

Magnificent coastal views from the Gan Gan lookout. Nelson Bay, New South Wales.

Surrounded by stunning beaches, Newcastle is the gateway to the incredible coastline of Nelson Bay, the whale and dolphin spotting area at Port Stephens and Australia’s premier wine region, The Hunter Valley.


Only 10 minutes’ drive from Newcastle you can paddle along picturesque Ironbark Creek to experience first - hand native beautiful ecosystem of 45 hectares Hunter Wetlands.


Smaller than Sydney, with lower costs of living, beautiful nature, amazing surf, and vivid cultural life, Newcastle is a perfect students’ city hub.


Annual hot air balloon festival. The balloons are inflated at dawn and float over the Hunter Valley wine country.