Getting to Newcastle campus
Our Newcastle campus at Callaghan is located 12 kilometres north west of Newcastle CBD and has various transport links.
Our Active Travel Guides will give you a snapshot of your travel 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.
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. See the Newcastle cycleway map. Secure Bike Hubs with end of trip facilities and a range of bike racks are available across campus.
Warrabrook Station on the Hunter Line is on campus. Visit the 131500 Transport Infoline for timetable information.
Local buses stop outside the Design Building and the Mathematics Building on campus. Visit the 131500 Transport Infoline 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.
Visitors can park in General Parking areas (signed as 'P'). Day permits are not valid for Disabled, Reserved or Service Bays.
Parking permits for visitors:
- 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 $4.40.
- Scratch and display day permit - these permits are available for advance purchase from the University Cashiers, in the Commonwealth Bank for $4.40. Permits must be displayed on the vehicle dashboard with the correct month, day and date scratched.
Free parking is available in carpark 16.
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.
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.