Coming from overseas?

We search globally to get the right person for the job.


By joining us at UoN you too can live and work in the best place on Earth. We are a modern and growing region that is forging a bright new future. You get the best of Australian life but with the added benefit of a unique mix of space and everything on your doorstep.

To help you we provide a range of services to assist in immigration and relocation to Australia.


We are an approved employer sponsor who can nominate overseas applicants for Temporary Business visa (subclass 457) and Permanent Residency visa (subclass 186).

Depending on the classification level of the appointment, we may engage the services of an Immigration Lawyer to assist with the employer nomination and/or application process. The University also has a dedicated Visa Team and access to Immigration Lawyers who can assist with your immigration queries.

Visa conditions and obligations are subject to change, please see the Department of Immigration and Border Protection for up to date information.

For additional information on moving to Australia please see Beginning Life in Australia.


We understand that attending an interview can be costly if you are not from the area. In most cases, we will meet travel and accommodation costs incurred as part of the interview process for senior professional and academic staff. We will also contribute to relocation costs.

The University can organise quotes from removal companies and guide you through this process. We also have access to relocation specialists who can assist with advice on housing, schools and tours of the region.

Relocating to Newcastle – Information and Advice (PDF 1.1MB)


You made the right decision to work for us and try to make your start as smooth as possible. We will assist you with relocation requirements and plan for your arrival by ensuring that everything you need is available on, or before, your first day. A dedicated Onboarding Coordinator will liaise with you before your arrival and help you settle in. Our orientation program will ensure you have a comprehensive understanding of the organisation and the requirements of your job.

See our list of current job vacancies.

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.