Location and Parking

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Location Information

Phone number:
02 4944 4333
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As the largest shopping and entertainment destination in The Hunter Charlestown Square has multiple entrances and several car parks. Please note the operating hours of each of the car park located at the centre.

Here are our car parks and their opening times:
  • Orange Car Park - off Chapman Street, open 5am – 10pm. Please note that this car park entry closes at 10pm. 
  • Blue Car Park - off Pearson Street, open 24/7
  • Green Car Park - off Canberra and Frederick Street, open 24/7

We’ll be happy to help with any inquiries regarding your car park experience. Just press the assistance button located on the boom gate exit to contact one of our helpful staff.

Carparking is free if you enter the centre after 5pm.

How to get to Charlestown Square
Travelling by Car?
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It is our goal to make Charlestown Square easily accessible from any direction, which is why you can access the shopping centre via Ferris Street, Chapman Street, Pearson Street or Ridley Street. The Charlestown Square is approximately six kilometres south of Newcastle, adjacent to the Pacific Highway. Please see the map below for the best access points.

Travelling by Train?
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Charlestown Square is only a 15 minute taxi ride from the Broadmeadow train station, where you will find regular taxi services to the centre. 

Please note that train services may be limited on weekends and public holidays. For more information, please call the Transport Info line on 131 500 or visit City Rail
Travelling by Bus?
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Getting to Charlestown Square by bus is also quick and easy. Bus stops are located on Smart Street and Pearson Street, just a short walk from the Centre’s main entrance off Pearson Street.   

There are plenty of bus routes that will connect you to the Charlestown Square, including: 

Newcastle Buses 


7 days a week - Charlestown, John Hunter Hospital, Jesmond, Newcastle University, Waratah, Mayfield, Islington, Newcastle West, Newcastle

7 days a week - Swansea Heads, Caves Beach, Swansea, Marks Point, Belmont, Jewells, Gateshead, Charlestown, Kotara, Adamstown, The Junction, Cooks Hill, Newcastle

7 days a week - Broadmeadow Station, Hamilton, Hamilton South, Merewether, The Hill, Newcastle

7 days a week - Charlestown, Kahibah, Highfields, Merewether Heights, Merewether, Hamilton East, Newcastle West, Newcastle Bus Interchange

7 days a week - Callaghan College Wallsend Campus, Wallsend, Jesmond, Lambton, Broadmeadow, Hamilton, Newcastle West, Newcastle East

7 days a week – Charlestown, Kotara South, Kotara, Broadmeadow Station

7 days a week - Mount Hutton, Charlestown, Highfields, Adamstown, Broadmeadow Station, Hamilton, Newcastle West

7 days a week - Lake Macquarie Retirement Village, Belmont, Belmont Hospital, Valentine, Eleebana, Mount Hutton, Gateshead, Charlestown

7 days a week - Lake Macquarie Retirement Village, Belmont, Belmont Bus Depot, Tingira Heights, Mount Hutton, Charlestown

7 days a week - Lake Macquarie Retirement Village, Belmont, Belmont Bus Depot, Jewells, Redhead, Dudley, Whitebridge, Charlestown, Warners Bay

Route D59 - Newcastle Transport On Demand. This service is a booked service that will pick you up from a point close to your home and take you to a designated point close to your destination within the On Demand area. The service is available 9am – 4pm on weekdays, 7am – 6pm on Saturdays and 9am – 6pm on Sundays.
To access this service download the Newcastle Transport On Demand app and register or call 1300 590 506.

Please note that bus service availability may vary, for  more information please call the Transport Infoline on 1300 590 506

Port Stephens Coaches – Route 130  & 131
7 days a week from Port Stephens to Newcastle (via Newcastle Airport)

Travelling by Taxi?
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The Centre is a popular attraction so every taxi driver in the area will know where Charlestown Square is. We recommend the service of Newcastle Taxi as they offer a full range of services for travelling to and from Charlestown Square.

To book a Newcastle Taxi, just call 133 300
To book a Wheelchair Accessible Taxi, call (02) 4940 5995
Walking and Cycling
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If you are looking to get in a little extra exercise and some fresh air, you can easily bike or walk to Charlestown Square. The Centre is right next to the Fernleigh Track that runs from Newcastle City to Lake Macquarie. Just follow the sign that indicates the Charlestown Square Exit, and you’ll be here!


Opening hours
Australia Day
Wed, 26 Jan 2022 - 10am - 4pm
Mon - 9am - 5.30pm
Tue - 9am - 5.30pm
Wed - 9am - 5.30pm
Thu - 9am - 9pm
Fri - 9am - 5.30pm
Sat - 9am - 5pm
Sun - 10am - 5pm
Charlestown Square
30 Pearson Street
Charlestown NSW 2290
Phone: 02 4944 4333