Location and Accommodation

The University of Newcastle's Callaghan campus is only 12 kilometres from beaches and the heart of Newcastle - a city rated in the Top 10 cities in the world to visit by Lonely Planet's Best in Travel 2011.

Click Here for a map to The University of Newcastle Life Sciences Theatre (and to the best on campus coffee spots).

Parking is available on campus for $4 per day.

Limited student accommodation on campus is available in Edwards Hall. For inquiries please email uonstudentliving@newcastle.edu.au

Other local accommodation options include:

Chifley Apartments Newcastle
(Please quote University of Newcastle to receive preferential rates)

Cnr Wright & Settlement Lanes,
Newcastle, New South Wales 2300.
02 4910 4910


Novotel Newcastle Beach

5 King Street,
Newcastle NSW 2300
+61 2 4037 0000


If you are coming up from Sydney for the day, you may want to consider catching the train. It is a remarkable train ride from Sydney across the Harbour Bridge and the Hawksbury River. The best train to catch departs from Sydney Central Station at 5:15am, you will then arrive at Hamilton Station at 7:46am. Change at Hamilton for the Hunter line which stops at Warabrook station at 7:58am. From Warabrook station it is a 20 minute walk across the campus to the Life Sciences Lecture Theatre.