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Newcastle has transformed. It’s a city of innovation and technology, boasting an impressive number of career opportunities in a range of industries. Home to some of the leading education, health, defence and energy institutions, among others, we’re a smart city with an ecosystem that supports local businesses and entrepreneurs. With international networks, high-speed digital and a council that supports our culture of innovation, Newcastle facilitates any opportunity you can imagine.

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Our culture of innovation

Newcastle is a high-growth area of industrial diversification, with the establishment of a Renewable Energy Zone, new manufacturing industries and the John Hunter Health Precinct.

A global connected city

Newcastle airport will soon allow International flights to Asia and New Zealand, while the adjoining Astra Aerolab is a cutting edge defence, aerospace and innovation precinct.


A smart city

Leading smart city infrastructure is establishing Newcastle as a forward thinking destination, with innovations that facilitate quality lifestyles and solve the problems of modern city living.

Skilled talent

Our economic development is primarily driven by the wealth of innovation, knowledge and skills provided by our local community.

City Centre

New development

With commercial and residential developments underway throughout the city centre, Newcastle is becoming a premier work destination.

A city with smarts

Nation-leading smart city infrastructure is establishing Newcastle as a forward thinking destination, with innovations that solve the problems of modern city living.

Connected transport

With light rail connections throughout the city, commuting is a breeze. If you live outside the CBD, you can catch a bus, take the train or get your daily dose of exercise by riding your bike!

Creative innovation hub

Our city centre is home to numerous creative spaces, capable education and business institutions and hospitality venues to explore for both work and play.

Healthcare & Research

Innovative healthcare

Healthcare and social assistance is the largest employer in Newcastle, with the University of Newcastle (UoN) Medical School and Hunter Medical Research Institute cementing our reputation.

Collaborative research

The Living Laboratory provides dedicated space for clinicians, researchers, students and industry partners to drive innovation. This is a partnership between the local health service and the UoN.

Research & Development

We’re home to some of the top research institutions, outnumbering any other regional Australian city for R&D. The UoN is also the number one uni in Australia for industry collaboration.

The innovation precinct

Establishment of the John Hunter Health and Innovation Precinct, due for completion in 2026, will deliver expanded facilities, a new Emergency Department and a purpose-built education space.

Energy & Technology

A clean energy future

With plans for a Renewable Energy Zone and global-scale hydrogen industry, Newcastle is at the forefront of clean technology innovation.

A city with smarts

Nation-leading smart city infrastructure is establishing Newcastle as a forward thinking destination, with innovations that solve the problems of modern city living.

Forward-thinking sustainability

The 100% renewable Port of Newcastle’s sustainability efforts have been rated the second best in the world.

Highly capable knowledge economy

Clusters of expertise are building around our capable anchor institutions in defence, manufacturing, education, digital, medicine and creative industries, amongst others.


A Top 200 University

With several campuses throughout the region, The University of Newcastle is one of the Top 200 universities in the world, and the number one university in Australia for industry collaboration.

Hands-on education

Newcastle is also home to over five TAFE campuses scattered throughout the region, allowing apprenticeships, traineeships, short courses and education opportunities in a number of industries.

Quality education

Newcastle offers a wealth of diverse private and public schools throughout the region, including the Hunter School of Performing Arts, Hunter Sports High, Newcastle Grammar and St Francis Xavier High.

Performing Arts

Considering our culture of creativity and innovation, it’s no surprise we’re also home to many theatre groups, classes and facilities, such as the Conservatorium of Music.

Airport & The Astra Aerolab

A gateway for domestic travel

The Newcastle Airport connects our local residents to all major Australian cities including Melbourne, Adelaide, Sydney, Brisbane and Canberra, among others.


25 minutes from Newcastle

Less than half an hour from Newcastle, enjoy the convenience of dedicated pick up/drop off zones, two bus routes, taxis and rideshare options as well as car rentals and parking spaces.

Strap in for international travel

The expansion project at the Newcastle Airport, which is due for completion in 2024, will allow international flights to Asia, New Zealand and the Middle East.

The Astra Aerolab

A cutting-edge defence, aerospace and innovation precinct, the adjoining Astra Aerolab is a hub for advanced technology industries and employment opportunities.

Port of Newcastle

Deepwater facility

Our Port of Newcastle handles trade worth around $37 billion per annum and is at the heart of our cities economic strength.

Freight and infrastructure

The Port has excellent access to national rail and road infrastructure and is actively diversifying its freight operations.

Continued development

As there is still significant industrial land available with direct port access, the Port of Newcastle has room to expand operations and future proof our city as well. 

100% renewable

The Port of Newcastle’s sustainability efforts have also been rated the second best globally, reflecting the forward thinking nature of our city.

Imagine working in a city with

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Collaborative, co-working spaces

So you can connect, innovate and invent with other businesses and entrepreneurs.

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Quality education & health precinct

That are home to some of the leading institutions in the country.

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Skill development programs

To upskill, mentor and support individuals to achieve their goals.

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Leading Smart City technologies

To solve problems, improve infrastructure and facilitate quality lifestyles.

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Connected international networks

For greater collaboration, innovation and opportunities on a global scale.

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Top R&D institutions

And more than any other regional Australian city.


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