The University of Newcastle, Australia

Transport Options

Located on the corner of Auckland Street and King Street, our City campus is right in the heart of Newcastle’s CBD.

The City campus consists of NUspaceThe Conservatorium of Music, University House, Northumberland House and Newcastle Legal Centre. The new Honeysuckle precinct will also join our City campus with the first building set to be complete in late 2020.

The campus has strong transport links, making it an ideal study location for many of our students, particularly those who study part-time and work close by.

Civic West car park

If you plan to drive to the City campus, bear in mind that there are no parking spaces available.

The University has leased 150 spaces at the Civic West car parking station located off Gibson Street.  For more information about parking at Civic West, click here.


Visitor parking

You will need to find individual transport solutions when visiting our City precinct. These options include:

  • on-street parking
  • parking in nearby public car parking stations
  • catching public transport
  • using a taxi service

Accessible parking

There are a number of accessible bays in the vicinity of our City campus. Check out Newcastle City Councils website for more information in relation to Disabled Parking in the City.


Motorcycle parking

For motorbike parking in the city near our City campus please refer Newcastle City Council Locations.

Bus

Buses service the City from all across Newcastle, Lake Macquarie, Central Coast and the Lower Hunter.

You can view and download individual timetables for public transport services operated by Newcastle Transport here.


On demand shuttle

The Newcastle On Demand trial shuttle services Newcastle’s inner city suburbs picking you up from a designated point within the service zone and taking you to a designated point close to your destination in the CBD, Beaumont Street or Broadmeadow Station.

If you're travelling from inner city suburbs, you can call the shuttle to take you to our City campus for a flat fee of $3.20.

Click here for more information.


Train

The Hunter train line stops at Warabrook station and terminates at Wickham Interchange, with the connecting light rail to get you to the City campus and around Newcastle.

For more information about getting to Newcastle city by train, visit TransportNSW.


Light rail

Newcastle Light Rail runs from Newcastle Interchange in Wickham to Newcastle Beach in the east end of Newcastle.With six convenient stops, including right out the front of NUspace, Newcastle Light Rail is the new way to explore Newcastle's city centre. The turn-up-and-go service operates from 5am to 1am, seven days a week.

For more information about the light rail, visit Newcastle Transport.


Ferry

Newcastle Transport operates the Ferry between Stockton and Queens Wharf.

The ferry operates from:

  • Monday to Friday from 5am to 11pm
  • Saturday from 5.30 am to midnight
  • Sunday from 8.45am to 10pm

For more information about the ferry service, visit Newcastle Transport.


Travel concessions

If you're a full time, on campus student, you may be entitled to a travel concession. If you are getting the travel concession for the first time you will need to complete a consent form via myHub, wait 2 business days then apply for your Concession Opal card via OPAL. Further details including how to complete the online consent form are available at AskUON.

International students may be eligible for other travel concessions.

For more information about travel concessions see click here.

If you're travelling past Callaghan on your way to the City or you travel between the campuses during the day, you can choose to park your car at Callaghan and catch the University’s free shuttle bus to the city campus.

During semester teaching periods, including exam periods, the shuttle runs at 30-minute intervals. There are six stops at Callaghan, including atudent accommodation, Engineering, Auchmuty library and Maths bus stop.

When parking your car at Callaghan you still need to display a valid parking permit or purchase a parking ticket from the ticket machines located within the car parks. To board the bus you will need to show your staff or student ID.

Click here for more information about the NUspace shuttle.

The University of Newcastle has partnered with Liftango, an exclusive ridesharing app, to make your trip to and from campus as hassle-free as possible. Drivers get free parking on campus when they use the Liftango app to rideshare to campus.

Click here for more Rideshare information


Other rideshare services

Active travel options, like cycling, walking and skating, are some of the most efficient and effective ways to incorporate regular exercise into your daily life and reduce your carbon footprint. Modern end-of-trip facilities are located on the ground floor of University House next to NUspace, with showers, lockers and secure storage for over 215 bikes.

Traffic and parking rules apply at all of our campuses. Students, staff and visitors to the University park their vehicle on campus at their own risk. Non-university owned vehicles are not covered by the University's insurance.


Parking signs

A range of parking signs are used to highlight the traffic and parking rules for a particular area. See our signs outline (PDF 107KB) for more detailed information.


Parking infringements

Revenue NSW processes parking infringements issued on the University campus on behalf of the University. The penalties applied are those provided for under the NSW Motor Traffic Regulations.

For further information please contact Revenue NSW on 1300 138 118 or visit their website at Revenue NSW.