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Living and studying in the Hunter and Central Coast offers international students all the convenience of a big city without the overcrowding.​
 
Newcastle is Australia’s second oldest city and seventh largest city and is only 150km north of Sydney. It is located in the heart of the Hunter Region and bordered by a stunning coastline with beautiful beaches.
 
The Newcastle and Central Coast regions are famous for their great climate, spectacular surf beaches, art galleries, cafes, restaurants and diverse shops and markets. A relaxed and safe lifestyle, beautiful beaches and a lively arts and entertainment scene are just some of the benefits you can enjoy.
 
Newcastle was voted ninth in
Lonely Planet’s Top Ten Cities in the world, and was named fourth most livable city in Australia based on climate, culture, entertainment, affordability and standard of living.
 
Local government studies show that people living in Newcastle are approximately one and a half times less likely to be a victim of crime than those living in Sydney.
 
Check out 
our videos to get a better understanding of why you should choose Newcastle.

Map of the East Coast of NSW

Weather

The seasons in Australia are:
Summer - December to February
Autumn - March to May
Winter - June to August
Spring - September to November

Contact Us

Our office is open 8:30am to 5:00pm
Monday to Friday.​
 
Phone: +61 2 4923 7839
Fax: +61 2 4923 7781
Email: hunter.international@tafe.nsw.edu.au
 
TAFE NSW Newcastle 
Block P, room P.G.19
Tighes Hill NSW 2297
 
Post: Locked Bag 45, HRMC NSW 2310