Wickham, New South Wales

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NewcastleNew South Wales
Wickham is located in New South Wales
Coordinates 32°55′26″S 151°45′36″E / 32.92389°S 151.76000°E / -32.92389; 151.76000Coordinates: 32°55′26″S 151°45′36″E / 32.92389°S 151.76000°E / -32.92389; 151.76000
Population 952 (2011 census)[1]
 • Density 1,360/km2 (3,520/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 2293
Area 0.7 km2 (0.3 sq mi)
Location 3 km (2 mi) WNW of Newcastle
LGA(s) City of Newcastle
Parish Newcastle
State electorate(s) Newcastle
Federal Division(s) Newcastle
Suburbs around Wickham:
Maryville Maryville Carrington
Islington Wickham Carrington
Hamilton Hamilton East Newcastle West

Wickham /ˈwɪkəm/ is an inner suburb of Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia, located 3 kilometres (1.9 mi) from Newcastle's central business district.


Wickham which was a Misspelling of Whickham, a suburb of Newcastle upon Tyne in the north of England. Means village by the creek. Wickham was proclaimed a Municipality in the NSW Government Gazette, 27 February 1871,[2] largely by the efforts of James Hannell, who became Wickham's first mayor.[3]


Wickham railway station was served by NSW TrainLink's Central Coast & Newcastle Line and Hunter Line. The railway line is part of the Newcastle-Maitland line, the first section of the Main North line from Sydney to the New England region, opened in 1857.[4] It closed on 25 December 2014, when the Newcastle line was truncated to Hamilton to allow construction of the Newcastle Light Rail line.[5] Newcastle Interchange isl being built to connect with the Newcastle Light Rail.[6][7] Pending the building of the new interchange and light rail Wickham is served by Newcastle Buses & Ferries route 110 between Hamilton and Newcastle stations via Wickham and Civic replacing the railway service - train fares apply if transferring to or from a train.[8]


Wickham is a well represented in the Newcastle cricket competitions. The local district team is known as the HamWicks (a combination of the suburbs Hamilton and Wickham).



  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Wickham (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 16 February 2014. 
  2. ^ Council History
  3. ^ Australian Dictionary of Biography (Online Edition)
  4. ^ "Newcastle Branch". www.nswrail.net. Retrieved 23 November 2006. 
  5. ^ Last train leaves Newcastle station Newcastle Herald 26 December 2014
  6. ^ Wickham Transport Interchange Transport for NSW July 2014
  7. ^ Revitalisation of Newcastle CBD continues as Wickham interchange gets the green light Transport for NSW 14 November 2014
  8. ^ Upcoming transport changes in Newcastle Transport Info NSW 8 December 2014.

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