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Newcastle & Surrounds

Newcastle, commonly known as the city centre, is an area where the old meets the new, where there is an abundance of music,arts, festivals, films, galleries and theatre. It is also an area that allows you to be within minutes walk to the beautiful Harbour or some of those most stunning beaches in Australia.

Newcastle and its surrounds takes in significant natural and architectural features, including the Foreshore Park, Fort Scratchley as well as Newcastle, Merewether, Bar Beach and Nobby’s beaches and is also famous for Coal, with Newcastle being the largest coal export harbour in the world.

Newcastle is also well known for its Sporting teams including the Newcastle Knights Rugby League team and United Jets soccer team, which plays in Australia’s highest level competition the A League.

The last (ABS(2) census in 2006 recorded Newcastle population at 288,732 made up of 48.8% males and 51.2% females, with the median age of persons in Newcastle being 38 years.