Looking for Expats in Newcastle, Australia?

  • Connect with fellow expats in Newcastle, Australia

  • Get information in our Australia guides

  • Join exciting events and groups

  • Exchange tips about expat life in Australia

  • Serhat Ahmed

    Without experience of having lived abroad, I thought it would be hard to get to know other expats. But not with InterNations.

Living in Newcastle, Australia

Newcastle is a city as well as the name of the second largest metropolitan area in New South Wales, Australia. It is known for being one of the largest coal suppliers in the world, as well as a large steel producer, hence the nickname ‘the Steel City’. The city has plenty to offer for expats living in Newcastle, with beautiful surrounds and the beaches on the city’s coast being a popular destination for tourists and residents alike. The nearby Blackbutt Reserve is another popular attraction, providing hectares of land in which visitors can experience New South Wales nature and wildlife. Expats living in Newcastle will also be able to experience the city’s many small theaters, galleries, and music venues, whilst a number of festivals are held in the city each year. Cricket, horse racing and rugby league are amongst the area’s most popular sports.

Connect with Like-Minded Expatriates in Newcastle, Australia

  • Community Member
    From Argentina, living in Canberra
  • Community Member
    From Argentina, living in Canberra
  • Community Member
    From Argentina, living in Canberra
  • Community Member
    From Argentina, living in Canberra
  • Community Member
    From Argentina, living in Canberra
  • Community Member
    From Austria, living in Canberra
  • Community Member
    From Austria, living in Canberra
  • Community Member
    From Austria, living in Canberra
  • Community Member
    From Austria, living in Canberra
  • Community Member
    From Brazil, living in Canberra

Meet other expats like you in Newcastle, Australia

Join Our Exciting Events in Newcastle, Australia

Attend our monthly events and activities for Newcastle, Australia expatriates to get to know like-minded expatriates in real life.

Want to see all the upcoming events in Newcastle, Australia?

Our Global Partners

Exchange Tips about living in Newcastle, Australia

Get trustworthy advice and local insights from fellow members in our Newcastle, Australia expat forums.

  • Anyone up for a walk or picnic :) ?
    5 replies
    Jan 6, 10:59 AM
    Community member

    Hey Angus, That´s a cool idea. Maybe let´s organize an Internations run some time this summer :)? I´m in.

  • Racism//Ethnic Discrimination in Australia
    1 reply
    Nov 23, 4:12 AM
    Community member

    Dear Yanina Good morning, and I hope you are well. I read the article at my favourite online newspaper site and it was really disturbing. Whilst it is injust to discriminate upon other …

  • TV color system
    4 replies
    Dec 6, 6:40 PM
    Community member

    Thanks George! Sometimes it is almost inevitable that people will prefer to bring their own TV set instead of selling and buying another here -- e.g., they are staying for a few years before they …

Got questions about living in Newcastle, Australia

Ask experienced expats!

Share your hobbies and interests with expats in Newcastle, Australia

Moving to Newcastle

In comparison with other Australian cities, the cost of living in Newcastle is low, and therefore there are a number of reasonable housing options available for expatriates moving to Newcastle. The city benefits from a beautiful landscape as well as having plenty of outdoor spaces. For any expatriate moving to Newcastle with a family, there are a number of education options, including both private and public schools and for higher education, there is the University of Newcastle. There are a number of ways for getting around the city, with trains and buses being the most popular forms of public transport. While most people living in the city tend to travel by car, it is possible to access other areas of New South Wales, including Sydney, by rail, too. Like most areas of New South Wales, Newcastle has a warm climate, with hot and dry summers and generally mild winters, which is when rainfall is most likely to occur.

Working in Newcastle

As a large metropolitan area, there are a number of opportunities available for expatriates working in Newcastle. With the decline of the local steel industry, coal has taken over as the major industry in this area. Nowadays, the city is one of the main coal suppliers to Asia, and therefore there are a number of jobs in this field. Other areas which have a high employment rate include education, with the University of Newcastle being a large employer, as well as the National Stock Exchange of Australia which is also located in the city. Other areas where an expat in Newcastle may find work include the leisure and retail industries as well as finance, government and legal. InterNations exists to provide a number of useful services to expatriates, in particular hosting an extensive online community made up of expats from all over the world. The members of this international expat community can be a great resource for expatriates moving to Newcastle who want to find out more about the city or Australia in general and can make a big difference in settling in and getting to grips with a new location.

  • Serhat Ahmed

    Without experience of having lived abroad, I thought it would be hard to get to know other expats. But not with InterNations.

  • Lotta Koskinen

    When I first attended the Sydney Bar night I was really nervous. But everyone welcomed me and I quickly felt as part of the community.

Our Global Partners