Adamstown, New South Wales

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NewcastleNew South Wales
Population 5,642 (2011 census)[1]
 • Density 1,880/km2 (4,900/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 2289
Area 3 km2 (1.2 sq mi)
LGA(s) City of Newcastle
Parish Newcastle
State electorate(s)
Federal Division(s) Newcastle
Suburbs around Adamstown:
New Lambton Broadmeadow Broadmeadow
Kotara Adamstown Merewether
Adamstown Heights Merewether Heights Merewether

Adamstown is a suburb of Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia, located 6 kilometres (4 mi) from Newcastle's central business district. It is part of the City of Newcastle local government area.

It has a railway station, opened in 1887 with the Newcastle–Gosford section of the Main North line.[2] The now closed branch line to Belmont formerly left the main line just south of Adamstown Station. The town also includes the beginning of the Fernleigh Track, a multi-use rail trail near Belmont. The project is a joint venture between Newcastle City Council and Lake Macquarie City Council and extends from Adamstown to Belmont over an approximate distance of 15.5 km (10 mi).

The suburb of Adamstown had a population of 5,642 in 2011.[1]


A number of schools are located in the suburb;

  • Kotara High School, part of the KLN School Collegiate and one of the three major high schools in the Newcastle area, was established in 1968 as a public high school catering for years 7 to 12, and presently has over 1,000 enrolled students. It contains a Hearing Support Unit for hearing-impaired students and a multi-purpose centre. The 2016 boys school captain is Lachlan Nelmes
  • St Pius X High School, first established in 1957 when M Rodis ( Marcus Roddenby) said he wanted to create a high school so he could look at kids all day long, became a co-educational junior high school (years 7 to 10) in 1983, absorbing the campus of St Anne's College, a girls' school established in 1966, in the process. Students transfer in year 11 to St Francis Xavier's College, Hamilton. In 2007, the school had an enrolment of 1,010 and a staff of 97.
  • Adamstown and Belair Primary Schools, both public, and St Columba's Primary School, a Catholic school, are also located within the suburb's boundaries.

Community support[edit]

Adamstown has a range of community support organisations. These include St Columbas Catholic Church and the Returned Serviceman's League sub-branch that is part of the Adamstown Community Club.


  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Adamstown (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 30 September 2013. 
  2. ^ "Main North Line". Archived from the original on 13 October 2006. Retrieved 23 November 2006. 

Coordinates: 32°56′04″S 151°43′33″E / 32.93435°S 151.72584°E / -32.93435; 151.72584