Newcastle, New South Wales
Population: 278,773 *
Dialing Code: 02 (+61 2 from overseas)
Time Zone: AEST - Australian Eastern Standard Time (UTC+10), AEDT - Australian Eastern Daylight Time (UTC+11)
Current Time: 28/04/2017 06:25:10 am
* Source for population data: 2001 census figures
160km north of Sydney on the New South Wales coast lies Newcastle, the second oldest city in Australia and the second largest in NSW. First used as a penal settlement for convicts in the 1800s, Newcastle is now the world's largest coal export harbour.
The dominant sport in Newcastle is Rugby League and it's team the Newcastle Knights compete in the national league.
Newcastle boasts a large university, the University of Newcastle, with over 20,000 students.