Newcastle Airport Services
There are three ATMs in the terminal building, and they can be located near the internet kiosks close to the security screening point. There are no currency exchange outlets.
Lost and Found
The Information Desk is located in the Arrivals end of the terminal, very close to the baggage collection carousels. During the week it is open from 7am to 7pm, and in the weekends 8am to 6pm. Enquiries can be made there. The airport can also be contacted via phone on (02) 4928 9800. If you think you left an item onboard a plane, you will need to contact the airline directly.
There are two internet kiosks near the entrance to the security screening area, and another in the departures lounge past the security screening. Internet access is charged at $2 for 20 minutes on these. Wireless internet is also available free of charge. To access it, select Newcast_Airport_Wireless in your network list. A button will pop up in your web browser which gives you access to browse the internet.
The terminal of Newcastle Airport is a strictly no-smoking area, and the ban extends to within 7 metres of an entry door. Smokers can make use of designated outside smoking areas at both ends of the terminal.
Rejoice, all those travelling with young children- there is a parents room at Newcastle Airport! It is equipped for baby changing and also for breastfeeding and can be found next to Hungry Jack’s.
Towns close to the airport include Raymond Terrace and Medowie. Raymond Terrace has two main shopping centres, a Big W department store and several supermarkets, so it is a great place to stock up on your way to or from the airport. Medowie is a similiar small town to the north of the airport, and is home to a large golf course, Pacific Dunes. Many travellers choose to get in a pre- or post-flight 9 or 18 holes!
Natural attractions in the vicinity of Newcastle Airport include Grahamstown Lake which is a short drive from the terminal. The lake is used for recreation including fishing, boating and swimming. The 32 kilometre long Stockton Beach is also easily accessible from the airport. Hunter Wetlands National Park is a haven for nature lovers, with plenty of walking and biking tracks and more than 200 species of birds living in the estuaries.
Security in the terminals and on flights which originate from Newcastle Airport is top priority. Unattended items and baggage will be treated as a security threat, as will any comments made about explosives or weapons, even those made in jest. Filming and photography of security staff and procedures is also banned.
In the case of an emergency, an alarm will sound to indicate that the terminal is being evacuated. Please follow directions given by wardens in red or yellow caps and proceed to the evacuation point at the public bus stop.
All passengers are subject to security screening before boarding a flight, after which they pass into a secure area of the terminal. This involves an x-ray scan of hand luggage and a walk-through metal detector to screen for any weapons, potential weapons, or explosives. Any issues with the security procedures can be discussed with staff, but the screening is mandatory to ensure the safety of all who are flying. Be prepared to remove footwear, belts and accessories if asked.
Find Newcastle Airport
New South Wales 2318
Flying Times to Australia Airports
Sydney: 40 minutes
Brisbane: 1 hour, 15 minutes
Melbourne: 1 hour, 30 minutes
Perth: 4 hours, 40 minutes
Cairns: 2 hours, 50 minutes
Darwin: 4 hours, 20 minutes
Adelaide: 2 hours
Hobart: 2 hours
Updated October 2013 by Chris Houston. Information is subject to change at any time.