How to get here

The top provincial racecourse in Northern NSW, Newcastle Racecourse, welcomes you to the beautiful Newcastle.

Located 2 hours North of Sydney and at the gateway to the beautiful Hunter Valley, Newcastle is a major city in NSW, and a premier destination for provincial racing, corporate entertaining and major events.


The closest train stations to Newcastle Racecourse are Hamilton station and Broadmeadow.

Please visit City Rail to view timetables.


There are several bus points that drop off to bus stops located around Newcastle Racecourse.

Visit Newcastle Buses for timetable and route information.


There is a taxi rank located on Darling Street at the main entry that is operational on race days. Taxis arrive regularly throughout the day. P: 13Cabs

Courtesy Bus

Newcastle Racecourse operates a complimentary courtesy bus that runs from Newcastle Racecourse to The Prince of Merewether after Saturday race meetings. This bus runs on loop from 3:30pm onwards and the pickup location is on Darling St.

Air Travel

The closest airport is Newcastle Airport, a short 35 minute drive from Newcastle. Newcastle Airport is serviced by several airlines from major cities including Melbourne, Brisbane and the Gold Coast.

Newcastle Racecourse is ideally located on Darling Street, Broadmeadow – just 3km outside of Newcastle’s CBD.

Newcastle Racecourse offers over 300 complimentary parking spaces within their parking grounds.  On street parking is also available on Darling and Chatham street.

Want to make the most out of your race day experience?

Leave the car at home and book a hire car!

The Racing Connections cater for all group sizes and can organise tours to the Hunter Valley or Port Stephens. If you’re an owner or part of a larger syndicate they can tailor a package to suit all your needs. To organise private transfers through The Racing Connections, click here.

Follow the below links for car hire companies in Newcastle:

Newcastle Executive Hirecars

Newcastle Hire Cars

Waratah Hire Cars

Newcastle is the premier destination for Provincial Racing. 

Visit Newcastle offers accommodation recommendations and listings on their website. Nearby major areas where accommodation may be available include Newcastle, Lake Macquarie, the Hunter Valley, Port Stephens and Maitland.

Crystalbrook Kingsley Hotel