Callaghan Campus

The original campus for the University of Newcastle, Callaghan is a beautiful mix of award-winning, architecturally designed buildings sitting across 140 hectares in a natural setting. Our relaxed campus environment allows you to study free from distraction.

We are equipping our campus with infrastructure that will meet the needs of our students, staff and researchers well into the future. Our ongoing investment in state-of-the-art buildings and facilities will attract the best and brightest students, researchers, academic and professional staff. A campus-wide, fibre-optic network provides excellent access to specialist and public online service.

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Our location

Callaghan campus is located 12 kilometres north west of Newcastle CBD.  Entrances are located on University Drive, Callaghan. Callaghan is well serviced by both bus and train services and has excellent access to the M1 Pacific Motorway.

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Smoking on campus

The University of Newcastle is dedicated to providing a safe and healthy environment for staff, students and visitors to our campuses. We are proud to support a smoke-free experience.

Smoking at Callaghan campus is strictly limited to designated smoking pods located away from building entrances and high pedestrian zones.

The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.