The University of Newcastle, Australia

Newcastle City Precinct


5 ways to get around campus


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Ride, walk, skate – active travel options 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, with showers, lockers and secure storage for over 215 bikes.

Buses, trains and ferries service the City from all across Newcastle, Lake Macquarie, Central Coast and the Lower Hunter. You can plan your trip using the Newcastle Transport website.

Opal Cards, accepted on both buses and trains, are the most convenient and cost-effective way to travel by public transport.

Public buses to Newcastle pick up passengers at both the Maths, and Design bus stops at Callaghan. The Hunter train line stops at Warabrook station and terminates at Wickham Interchange, with the connecting light rail to get you around town.

Why drive past Callaghan on your way to the city? Park your car at Callaghan and catch the University’s free shuttle bus to the city campus. The shuttle from Callaghan to NeW Space commences from 7.05am on weekdays, and concludes weeknights with a 10.05pm service from NeW Space to Callaghan.

During semester teaching periods, including exam periods, the shuttle runs at 30-minute intervals. There are six stops at Callaghan, including Student 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.

Ridesharing allows you to save money, share your drive, meet new friends and reduce your carbon footprint while travelling to campus.

The University’s exclusive Liftango app aims to match riders with drivers to make ridesharing easy. Within the Laman Street car park there are 20 dedicated rideshare bays conveniently located behind the Conservatorium. To access these car parks you need to use the free Liftango app and display a staff or student parking permit, or buy a ticket.

The Liftango app is free to download from the App Store or Google Play.

There are no parking spaces in the NeW Space building. If you plan to drive to the City campus, the University has leased 150 spaces at the Civic West car parking station located off Gibson Street. To use this car park, staff and students need to register as a user. Once you register you can park for as little as $2.50 per hour up to a flat fee of $10 a day on levels 8-11 in our exclusive spaces. The car park uses licence plate recognition technology to charge users.

Visitors to NeW Space will need to find individual transport solutions, including on-street parking, parking in nearby stations, catching public transport or using a taxi service.