Callaghan, New South Wales

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NewcastleNew South Wales
Population1,326 (2016 census)[1]
LGA(s)City of Newcastle
State electorate(s)Wallsend
Federal Division(s)Newcastle
Suburbs around Callaghan:
Shortland Shortland Warabrook
Birmingham Gardens Callaghan Warabrook
Jesmond North Lambton Waratah West

Callaghan /kælə.hæn/ is a suburb of Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia 10 kilometres (6 mi) from Newcastle's central business district. It contains the main campus of the University of Newcastle. It is served by Warabrook railway station on NSW TrainLink's Hunter Line. The suburb was named after Sir Bede Callaghan (1912–1993), Chancellor of the University of Newcastle from 1977 to 1988.

Callaghan had a population of 1,326 in 2016.[1]


  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Callaghan (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 9 February 2018. Edit this at Wikidata

Coordinates: 32°53′24″S 151°42′04″E / 32.890°S 151.701°E / -32.890; 151.701