Great things are happening at our popular Central CoaQuadrangle at Ourimbahst campus, renowned for its picturesque setting and relaxed and welcoming atmosphere.

Central Coast

Great things are happening at our popular Central Coast campus, renowned for its picturesque setting and relaxed and welcoming atmosphere. 

With the introduction of specialist degrees and majors, a recent $20 million investment in cutting-edge facilities and the recruitment of leading researchers and academics, the Central Coast is gaining a reputation as an emerging centre of research excellence.

Small enough to be friendly and relaxed, but big enough to provide an outstanding opportunity to thrive, our Central Coast students enjoy the benefits of outstanding facilities and personalised support from award winning teachers.


The University of Newcastle is proud to celebrate 25 years on the coast – and 50 years in the region. With a strong community vibe, the Central Coast campus is shaping graduates into key members in our local community and the world.


Australia's number 1 young, dynamic university in Australia - THE 'Top 100 under 50', 2014 and QS 'Top 50 under 50', 2014

Come to learn

At the Central Coast, we offer 16 single undergraduate degrees and two combined degrees. 

Four UoN degrees are available exclusively at our Central Coast campus:

Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science

Bachelor of Food Science and Human Nutrition

Bachelor of Oral Health

Bachelor of Podiatry

Bachelor of Environmental Science and Management students wishing to major in marine science and sustainability will also come to our Central Coast campus.

The campus is not only home to the University of Newcastle, but also TAFE NSW Central Coast campuses, the Central Coast Community College and local businesses - all of whom contribute to a diverse and growing community.

Our Location

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Nestled amidst beautiful bushland at Ourimbah, the campus is two minutes drive from the F3 Freeway and just an hour from both Sydney and Newcastle.

Our Central Coast Campus is located at Chittaway Road, Ourimbah.

The Central Coast region offers a relaxed, affordable and convenient lifestyle with access to beautiful beaches and beautiful national parks. The Central Coast also offers great shopping and markets, a range of sporting clubs and a host of hidden gems, like the Avoca Beach Picture theatre - a charming family-owned cinema that has been a Central Coast favourite for the past 60 years. For more information on what the region has to offer, visit Central Coast Tourism.