The University of Newcastle, Australia

Parking and Transport


Callaghan campus

There is a free Security shuttle bus service that operates at our Callaghan and Ourimbah campuses to make sure students get to and from class safely.

For more information about the service, including times and contacts, click here.

Student Living offers a free shopping shuttle to Stockland Jesmond exclusive to residents. At Stockland Jesmond you can find Woolworths, Big W, Priceline Pharmacy and plenty of food outlets.

The shopping shuttle loops from out the front of West Tower and Edwards Hall on the following days:

  • Tuesday evenings -  4pm to 6pm
  • Thursday nights - 6pm to 9pm
  • Saturday afternoons - 1pm to 4pm

With many students splitting time between Callaghan and NeW Space, the University is offering a free express service that makes six stops at Callaghan, then at King Street outside of University House at NeW Space. Please ensure you show the driver your student ID when boarding the bus.

  • Operating hours: Departing every 30 minutes, the service will commence at 7:15am, with the last service arriving at Callaghan at 10:50pm.
  • Outside of core teaching: 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.

For more info, click here.

At Callaghan, residents have access to multiple public transport options including bus and train.

Warabrook, located behind carpark 16, is a 10-minute walk from our residences and the Security shuttle also drops off/picks up here. Trains from Warabrook to Hamilton Station leave every half an hour.

Buses heading from the university to Mayfield, the City Centre, and Charlestown leave from the bus stop outside International House on University Drive. Buses heading in the direction of Jesmond and Wallsend leave from the opposite side of the road on University Drive. There are also bus stops located outside of the Mathematics and Design buildings on campus.

For more information and timetabling check out: www.transportnsw.info

If you live on campus, you have access to exclusive residential parking bays near the accommodation precinct. To see the locations of the car parks, click here. To use these bays, you will need to purchase a Residential Parking Permit. Traffic and parking rules apply


Permit options

Residents can purchase an annual or six month permit. A six month permit is only available for Semester Two residents.

If you only need a six month permit for Semester One, you will need to purchase an annual permit and return the permit to the Student Living office at the end of your contract to receive a refund.

This permit allows you to park in Residential parking bays only. This permit is not valid for General, Staff, Service or Disabled parking bays.


Cost

Type of permitAnnual
(upfront cost)
Semester One
(upfront cost)
Semester Two
(upfront cost)
Residential$163.80N/A$81.90

Updated to reflect 2020 costs on 10/12/19.


Display

Permits should be clearly displayed on the inside lower left hand side of your windscreen.


How to get a permit

  1. Login to the Student Living Portal
  2. Click the 'Online Shopping' tab
  3. Follow the steps to purchase your permit
  4. Visit the Student Living office at West Residence to collect your permit. Make sure to bring along your student identification card.

Ourimbah campus

There is a free Security shuttle bus service that operates at our Callaghan and Ourimbah campuses to make sure students get to and from class safely.

For more information about the service, including times and contacts, click here.

At Ourimbah, residents have access to multiple public transport options including bus and train. The campus is an easy 10 minute walk from the Ourimbah Train Station and local buses stop outside the main quadrangle on-campus.

For more information and timetabling check out: www.transportnsw.info

Residents that live at Ourimbah have access to an exclusive carpark that is adjacent to Blue Gum House and unlike our Callaghan campus, parking at Ourimbah is free.

Upon arrival, Blue Gum residents will be provided with a free residential parking sticker which grants them access to the car park adjacent. This means you do not need to purchase one online.


Travel concessions

If you're a full time, on campus student, you may be entitled to a travel concession. If you are getting the travel concession for the first time you will need to complete a consent form via myHub, wait 2 business days then apply for your Concession Opal card via OPAL. Further details including how to complete the online consent form are available at AskUON.

International students may be eligible for other travel concessions.

For more information about travel concessions see click here.

For more information

Click here to find out more about parking on campus.