The Junction, New South Wales

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The Junction
NewcastleNew South Wales
Junction School.jpg
The Junction School in 1960.
The Junction is located in New South Wales
The Junction
The Junction
Coordinates32°56′25″S 151°45′32″E / 32.94028°S 151.75889°E / -32.94028; 151.75889Coordinates: 32°56′25″S 151°45′32″E / 32.94028°S 151.75889°E / -32.94028; 151.75889
Population1,052 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density3,700/km2 (9,600/sq mi)
Elevation6 m (20 ft)
Area0.35 km2 (0.1 sq mi)Note1
LGA(s)City of Newcastle
State electorate(s)Newcastle
Federal Division(s)Newcastle
Suburbs around The Junction:
Hamilton South, Merewether Hamilton South Cooks Hill
Merewether The Junction Bar Beach
Merewether Merewether Bar Beach

The Junction is a small, inner city suburb of Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia, located 2.8 km (1.7 mi) southwest of Newcastle's central business district.[2] It was originally part of Merewether, which is reflected in the names of some of the suburb's establishments, but was gazetted as a suburb on 17 May 1991.[3][4]

At the 2016 census The Junction had a population of around 1,000.[1]


The Junction has two schools, both of which cater to Primary students.

The Junction Public School was established in 1872 on land donated by Mr Edward Charles Merewether.[5] It suffered significant damage during the 1989 Newcastle earthquake and much of the school had to be demolished.

St Joseph's Primary School in Farquhar St is a Catholic school that was established in 1885.


  1. ^ Area obtained from Land and Property Management Authority imagery and 1:100000 map Newcastle 9232.[2]


  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "The Junction (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 9 February 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ a b "The Junction". Land and Property Management Authority - Spatial Information eXchange. New South Wales Land and Property Information. Retrieved 16 May 2008.
  3. ^ St Joseph's Primary School (2004). "St Joseph's Primary School, Merewether home page". Catholic Education Commission NSW. Archived from the original on 29 August 2007. Retrieved 24 January 2008.
  4. ^ "The Junction". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 24 January 2008. Edit this at Wikidata
  5. ^ The Junction Public School. "The Junction Public School home page". NSW Department of Education and Training. Retrieved 24 January 2008.