Trips within a designated area of the Newcastle CBD on Newcastle Transport operated bus services are fare-free under the Newcastle Alliance's Free City Buses programme. Cold fronts affect the area and sometimes bring strong westerly winds behind them. Toggle navigation. [82], This Is Not Art is a national festival of new media and arts held in Newcastle each year over the October long weekend. These are only two events in Newcastle's very long history of shipwrecks including the 1974 beaching of the MV Sygna, and the 2007 beaching of the MV Pasha Bulker. Newcastle has an active youth music culture, as well as a Conservatorium of Music which is part of the University of Newcastle. September is the driest month of the year. Two long distance lines operate through the Newcastle area using Broadmeadow station. Newcastle is connected to surrounding cities by the Pacific Motorway (south), Hunter Expressway (west), New England Highway (west) and the Pacific Highway (north and south). The Lock Up is a multidisciplinary contemporary art space located in the inner city and hosts local, national and international artists to exhibit in the historic former Newcastle Police station.[86]. (Weather station: Newcastle Nobbys Aws, Australia). The airport, which is a joint venture between Newcastle City Council and Port Stephens Council, has experienced rapid growth since 2000 as a result of an increase in low-cost airline operations. Enter any city, zip or place. 14 Days. Hunter Valley Buses, Port Stephens Coaches and Rover Coaches also operate services into the CBD from other parts of the Hunter Region. Includes Daily Risk of Precipitation, High/Low/Average Temperatures, Heating/Cooling Degree Days and Growing Degree Days, Transition Day – Start or End of a Risky Period. [80], The Newcastle Jazz Festival is held across three days in August, and attracts performers and audiences from all over Australia. [13] The new settlement, comprising convicts and a military guard, arrived at the Hunter River on 27 March 1804 in three ships: HMS Lady Nelson, the Resource and the James. The Central Coast & Newcastle Line has twice-hourly train services to Sydney and the Central Coast. Live weather reports from Newcastle weather stations and weather warnings that include risk of thunder, high UV index and forecast gales. Newcastle is also served by five television networks, three commercial and two national services: NBN produces an evening news bulletin combining local, state, national and international news screening nightly at 6.00 pm on Channel 9, due to NBN being an O&O of the network, Nine News' Sydney-based bulletin at 6 is not relayed on this station, but stories from the bulletin are shown on NBN News. Octapod presents the annual This Is Not Art Festival and is also home to the Podspace Gallery. Marsden, Susan, 'Waterfront alive: life on the waterfront', in C Hunter, ed, This page was last edited on 19 January 2021, at 22:25. Following World War I the company was sold to Messrs Lever & Kitchen (today Unilever), and the factory closed in the mid-1930s. In 2015 work completed in adding an inner track, known as the Beaumont Track.[93]. Newcastle is on the southern bank of the Hunter River mouth. The Von Bertouch Galleries was a commercial gallery founded by Anne Von Bertouch and exhibited nationally and locally well known artists. [27] Recent fictional representations (for example Antoinette Eklund's 'Steel River') present a new vision of the city, using the city's historic past as a backdrop for contemporary fiction. [69], Newcastle has a humid subtropical climate (Cfa) that is typical of the Australian east coast. En plus d'être le continent le plus sec avec u The University now offers over 150 undergraduate and graduate courses to a student population of more than 38,000, including 7,000 international students from more than 113 countries. The Hunter Jaegers (Commonwealth Bank Trophy – Netball) were based at the Newcastle Entertainment Centre. 32.93°S 151.78°E 11m AMSL. Over the next two years, coal mined from the area was the New South Wales colony's first export. In 2019, the New South Wales Waratahs of the professional Super Rugby competition played a competition match in Newcastle at Hunter Stadium for the first time.[92]. [85], Notable modernist artists associated with Newcastle are seascape sketcher Shay Docking (1928–1998), the cubist influenced abstract painter William Rose (1929–1999), landscape painter John Olsen, who was born in Newcastle in 1928, still- life painter Margaret Olley, portraitist William Dobell and figurative painter John Montefiore lived at Lake Macquarie to the south of the city. Notable structures in Newcastle include Fort Scratchley and the ANZAC Walk. Newcastle Transport operates a ferry service across the Hunter River between Newcastle's CBD and Stockton. During this period, in 1816, the oldest public school in Australia was built in East Newcastle. [9], Based on Aboriginal language references documented in maps, sketches and geological descriptions, eight landmarks have been officially dual-named by the NSW Geographic Names Board with their traditional Aboriginal names. These downturns were particularly hard hitting for heavy industry which was particularly prevalent in Newcastle. These ships continued in service until recent times.[when? The two main independent schools in Newcastle are Newcastle Grammar School and St Philip's Christian College, both coeducational K-12 schools. Our forecasts are not direct predictions of rain/snow. The Slingers played one home game at the Centre during the 2006–07 season. The company had a fleet of freighters as well as several fast passenger vessels, including the PS Newcastle and the PS Namoi. The best time of year to visit Newcastle in Australia Here are some average weather facts we collected from our historical climate data: During the month of March, April, May, September, October and November you are most likely to experience good weather with pleasant average temperatures that fall between 20 degrees Celsius (68°F) and 25 degrees Celsius (77°F). Hunter Sports High School is a partially selective sporting high school. Both teams folded due to financial difficulties. Previous 7 days Next 7 days. set as local. Road access between Stockton and central Newcastle is via the Stockton Bridge, a distance of 20 km (12 mi). Max 32. This is misleading as the area represented extends well beyond both the City of Newcastle and the Newcastle metropolitan area. The most common responses for religion in Newcastle were No Religion 31.1%, Catholic 21.7% and Anglican 19.2%.[1]. Newcastle Weather Forecasts. Newcastle has a number of heritage-listed sites, including: Coal mining began in earnest on 3 May 1833 when the Australian Agricultural Company received land grants at Newcastle plus a 31-year monopoly on that town's coal traffic. His discovery of the area was largely accidental; as he had been sent in search of a number of convicts who had seized a locally-built vessel called Cumberland as she was sailing from Sydney Cove. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 3.8% of the population. The cast of the Tap Dogs show also come from Newcastle.[84]. 19°. In the late-1990s there was intense debate about the future of the rail line into central Newcastle. [citation needed] Other collieries were within a 16 km (10 mi) radius of the town. [84], The Newcastle Art Gallery is home to one of Australia's most substantial public art collections outside a major capital city, and its extensive collection of works by contemporary and historical Australian visual artists presents an overview of Australian art. It was established in 1951 as a satellite campus of the University of New South Wales and obtained autonomy in 1965. Captain Wallis laid out the streets of the town, built the first church of the site of the present Christ Church Anglican Cathedral, erected the old gaol on the seashore, and began work on the breakwater which now joins Nobbys Head to the mainland. New South Wales. The Newcastle North Stars are Newcastle's representatives in the Australian Ice Hockey League championships. This settlement closed less than a year later.[12]. Other alternative media in the city include the university's student publications Opus and Yak Magazine,[95] Newcastle Mirage (a local arts and culture zine)[96] and Urchin (a zine published by the media and arts organisation Octapod). The old central business district, located at Newcastle's eastern end, still has a considerable number of historic buildings, dominated by Christ Church Cathedral, seat of the Anglican Bishop of Newcastle. Newcastle climate summary The Newcastle lies on 11m above sea level Newcastle's climate is classified as warm and temperate. The largest factory of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere was constructed in 1885, on an 8.9 ha (22-acre) site between the suburbs of Tighes Hill and Port Waratah, by Charles Upfold, from London, for his Sydney Soap and Candle Company, to replace a smaller factory in Wickham. Possible rainfall: 0 to 1 mm. Wind: 6 mph ↑ from South. Local Weather Newcastle (32.9264°S, 151.7812°E, 11m AMSL) Newcastle,NSW set as my default location › Weather Today Weather Hourly 14 Day Forecast Yesterday/Past Weather Climate (Averages) Currently: 65 °F. [58] Their soap products won 17 medals at International Exhibitions. The Port of Newcastle is crucial to the economic life of Newcastle and the Hunter Valley region beyond. [66] The Bluebell Collision claimed three lives and fifteen passengers were admitted to the Newcastle Hospital, with two suffering severely from the effects of immersion. It hosts a wide range of musicals, plays, concerts, dance and other events each year. Shepherds Hill also known as Khanterin; Ironbark Creek also known as Toohrnbing and Hexham Swamp also known as Burraghihnbihng. Winds north to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h tending north to northwesterly in the morning then tending north to northeasterly in the middle of the day. The Namoi had first-class cabins with the latest facilities. In Newcastle… On 16 August 1966, an RAAF CAC Sabre crashed into the inner city suburb of The Junction. Visibility 4 mi. On 8 June 2007 the Hunter and Central Coast regions were battered by the worst series of storms to hit New South Wales in 30 years. Precipitation is heaviest in late autumn and early winter, while the second half of the year is slightly drier on average. 65°. [11] In 1801, a convict camp called King's Town (named after Governor King) was established to mine coal and cut timber. Newcastle hosts the annual surfing contest 'Surfest' on the world professional surfing tour. Urban development is mainly restricted to the hilly southern bank. The Newcastle (/ˈnjuːkɑːsəl/ NEW-kah-səl) metropolitan area is the second most populated area in the Australian state of New South Wales and includes the Newcastle and Lake Macquarie local government areas. All operations had closed by the early 1960s. An engraving of this appeared in the Illustrated London News on 11 February 1854. The Tighes Hill campus is the network's largest campus and offers courses in business, hospitality and various trades.[78]. After an upgrade, the stadium now has capacity for almost 27,000 spectators. Newcastle detailed 48 hour forecast of weather, wind speeds, temperature, rain and humidity updated every hour from Weatherzone. This article is about the metropolitan area in Australia. The network radiates from a bus terminal near Newcastle railway station, on the waterfront of Newcastle's CBD. The suburb of Broadmeadow is home to the base of the Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter Service. The following economic recession of the early 1990s meant that the city took several years to recover. The east coast low in May 1974, the June 2007 Hunter Region and Central Coast storms and April 2015 are extreme examples of this type of weather. [20] The volume of coal exported, and attempts to increase coal exports, are opposed by environmental groups.[21][22]. Other languages spoken at home included Mandarin 0.7%, Macedonian 0.5%, Italian 0.4%, Greek 0.3% and Cantonese 0.3%. 66°F. Chance of any rain: 30%. The demonym for the people of Newcastle is "Novocastrian", derived from Latin novus (new) and castra (castle or fort). Prior to July 2017, these were operated by Newcastle Buses & Ferries. Two helicopters operate out of this base and operate 24 hours a day. 70 °F. It is run annually in July. Newcastle area. Newcastle, Australia Current weather report, Newcastle, Australia, New South Wales, Australia Hour by hour 10 Day Weather Forecast, Historical Weather, Weather Animated Map, holiday weather … The northern side is dominated by sand dunes, swamps and multiple river channels. In March is the 1400 metre Newcastle Newmarket Handicap and in September the 1400 metre Cameron Handicap and the 2300 metre Newcastle Gold Cup. The highest recorded temperature was 42.5 °C (108.5 °F) in January 2013 at the Nobbys Head weather station.[70]. Famous for its coal, Newcastle is the largest coal exporting harbour in the world, exporting 159.9 million tonnes of coal in 2017. At the time of the closure and since the closure Newcastle experienced a significant amount of economic diversification which has strengthened the local economy. This is the film festival where film-makers come together in one place to make a short film in 24 hours. Philip Gidley King, the Governor of New South Wales from 1800, decided on a more positive approach to exploit the now obvious natural resources of the Hunter Valley. We use cookies on this site to improve your experience as explained in our Cookie Policy. All operations had closed by the early 1960s. Average Weather in Newcastle Australia In Newcastle, the summers are warm and humid, the winters are short and cool, and it is mostly clear year round. In 1911, BHP (Broken Hill Propriety) chose the city as the site for its steelworks due to the abundance of coal. After removal of the last convicts in 1823, the town was freed from the infamous influence of the penal law. [90], Rugby union is a football code that has been played in Newcastle since at least 1869, with the Newcastle Football Club formed in 1877. Country: Australia, City: Newcastle. The most tragic maritime accident of the 20th century in Newcastle occurred on 9 August 1934 when the Stockton-bound ferry Bluebell collided with the coastal freighter, Waraneen, and sank in the middle of the Hunter River. On 12 July 1866 a paddle steamer the SS Cawarra, on its way to Brisbane from Newcastle carrying 60 passengers, was caught in a storm as it made its way out of the harbour. Within the metropolitan area the car remains the dominant form of transportation. It began to acquire the aspect of a typical Australian pioneer settlement, and a steady flow of free settlers poured into the hinterland. [105] The Port of Newcastle claims to be Australia's first port. Victoria Theatre on Perkins Street is the oldest purpose-built theatre in the country. Find the most current and reliable weekend weather forecasts, storm alerts, reports and information for Newcastle, AU with The Weather Network. The main campus is in the suburb of Callaghan about 12 km (7 mi) from the CBD. The Hunter Line has twice-hourly services to Maitland and less frequently to Scone and Dungog. Partly cloudy overnight. 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