There are a range of transport options to get to Newcastle campus.

Getting to Newcastle campus

Our Newcastle campus at Callaghan is located 12 kilometres north west of Newcastle CBD and has various transport links.

Cycling is a great way to get to and around Callaghan campus. Numerous on road and off road bike paths connect the campus to Newcastle and surrounds.

Our Active Travel Guides will give you a snapshot of your walking, cycling, bus and car choices from ten major suburb areas to Callaghan Campus.    It will show you the time, cost, distance, and health benefits of driving, walking, cycling or taking public transport to campus.  We tested many of the walking and cycling routes to find the safest most direct options available and created live google maps with directions to help you.

Secure Bike Hubs with end of trip facilities and a range of bike racks are available across campus.

Local buses stop outside:

  • the Design Building and the Mathematics Building on campus
  • on University Drive just outside campus.

Our Active Travel Guides will give you a snapshot of bus choices from ten major suburb areas to Callaghan Campus.    It will show you the time, cost, distance, and health benefits of taking public transport to campus.

Visit Transport NSW for timetable information.

Warrabrook Station on the Hunter Line is on campus. Visit for timetable information.

Monday to Friday (8am to 5:30pm) parking is available with a valid permit or by paying a daily fee. At all other times, parking is free. The University's traffic and parking rules apply at all times.


Student parking permits allow you to park only in spaces marked General at our Newcastle campus at Callaghan although buying a permit does not guarantee that a space will be available.

Types of Permits

  • An Annual permit costs $157.50 and is valid from 1 January to 31 December in the year of issue.

  • Half-Yearly permits costs $78.70 can be purchased for either Semester 1 (valid 1 January to 30 June) or Semester 2 (valid July 1 to 31 December)

How to Get a Permit

  1. Login to our Online Shop
  2. Follow the steps to purchase your permit
  3. Print your order
  4. Take your order to one of the Student Hubs, along with your student identification card.

Permits should be clearly displayed on the inside lower left hand side of your windscreen and is transferable between vehicles. Traffic and parking rules apply.


Staff Parking Permits allow you to park in spaces marked as General or Staff at our Callaghan Campus.

For more information, please click here.


Visitors may only park in General Parking Areas. Machine vended day permit - coin and credit card operated ticket machines are located throughout the campus. The machines do not give change. The cost per day is $4.50.

Scratch and display day permit - these permits are available for advance purchase from the Infrastructure and Facilities Services team for $4.50 each. Permits can only be purchased in packs of 10 minimum by individuals and packs of 100 by Faculties, Divisions and Units using EFTPOS only. Permits must be displayed on the vehicle dashboard with the correct month, day and date scratched..


Holders of an RTA Mobility Permit are eligible for free parking in Disabled, Staff and General car parking spaces. The permit must be clearly displayed on the front left-hand side of the vehicle's windscreen at all times. Please note that RTA Mobility Parking Scheme conditions apply.

Free Parking

Free Parking is available in carpark 16.

Motorcycle parking is free and no permit is required. Motorcycles must be parked in a designated motorcycle parking bay only.

A free shuttle bus operates on this campus between 8am and 12 midnight Monday to Friday during semester.