The University of Newcastle, Australia

Getting around campus

The University may boast world-class facilities and award-winning buildings, but they’re not much use if you don’t know how to get to them.

While we are proud of our campuses, we also appreciate they are large and can be tricky to navigate.

So we have a range of ways to help you find – and get to – wherever you’re going.

Campus maps

Knowing the location of your next lecture isn’t much help if you don’t actually know where you are. Then there’s the issue of getting to the right building but not knowing how to find the room you’re supposed to be in.

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MazeMap provides detailed maps of the University’s campuses, including the location of lecture theatres, tutorial rooms, computer labs and toilets. It also shows you the nearest bus stops, university services, sporting venues, shops, food outlets, coffee, vending machines, water bubblers and free microwaves!

Using its inbuilt GPS technology, you can easily locate yourself on campus, then use MazeMap to show you both where your next class is and how best to get there.

MazeMap is available as a free app for both iOS and Android, or you can simply access the maps using your browser of choice.


Across our campuses, there is wayfinding signage both in solid and digital format.

There is also building directional signage within NUspace, with room locations beside the lifts on each floor. Located on the ground floor, adjacent to the escalators, is a digital information kiosk to assist you.

In addition, the MazeMap Wayfinding app is available on the NUspace app for easy navigation to any room or point of interest. The MazeMap Wayfinding app will cover other buildings including University House, The Conservatorium and Northumberland House.

Shuttle bus services

Ourimbah, Callaghan and NUspace have free shuttle services for students and staff to get you to and from – or around – campus.

The smaller Safety and Security shuttles do not operate on weekends, public holidays, University concession days or during semester breaks – with the exception of the shuttle at Callaghan, which operates restricted services during the June/July semester break.

The NUspace Shuttle runs on a modified hourly timetable during semester break and does not run during the end of year shutdown.

With many students splitting classes between Callaghan and NUspace, the University is offering a free express service that makes six stops within Callaghan campus before stopping at King Street outside of University House at NUspace. Please ensure you show the driver your student of staff ID when boarding the bus.

  • Peak hours: Departing every 30 minutes, the service will commence at 7:15am, with the last service arriving at Callaghan at 10:50pm.
  • Off peak: Departing every hour, the service will commence at 7:15am, with the last service arriving at Callaghan at 10:05pm.
  • The shuttle does not operate during the uni shutdown period or on public holidays.

    Security operate two shuttle bus services on-campus. These services operate Monday to Friday during semester. They do not operate on weekends, public holidays, University concession days or during the semester breaks. A restricted services operates during the June/July semester break.

    Station security shuttle

    Connecting the train station with Callaghan campus this service operates Monday to Friday during semester between 8 to 10am and 4 to 6pm. The service operates on a continuous loop stopping at Warabrook Train Station (carpark 16) and Shortland Union building (carpark 5).

    Security shuttle

    Between the Express Station shuttle times the shuttle bus will operate on a continuous loop around Callaghan campus between 10am to 4pm. If you miss the New Space shuttle you could catch the Security Shuttle.

    Track the Security shuttle in real time on the myUON app.

    Security night shuttle

    From 6pm up until 1am you can call the security shuttle to arrange a pick up. The security night shuttle takes passengers to locations on-campus and also nearby suburbs including Jesmond, Shortland, Birmingham Gardens and Waratah West.

    For the after hours shuttle service you can arrange a pick-up by calling 0407 951 470. You can also use any internal phone by calling extension 27114.

    Download the myUON app to keep an eye on where the security shuttle is.

    A free security shuttle operates during the semester on the Central Coast campus Monday to Friday from 5 to 10pm.

    The shuttle departs from the main bus stop on the Loop Road but will come to your location on request. The service also includes drop off and pick up to Ourimbah Railway Station by request.

    The shuttle does not operate on weekends, public holidays, University concession days or during semester breaks.

    To arrange a pick up with the security shuttle please call 0414 411 799.

    While our shuttle services have some form of disability support, further mobility assistance may be available if your disability makes it difficult to move around campus.

    The accessibility bus is available on-campus at Callaghan, as well as if you need to travel between the Callaghan and the City precinct.

    To use this service, register with AccessAbility and then be sure to book at least one week in advance.

    Once you have your timetable, contact AccessAbility to arrange regular on-campus mobility assistance.