Suburb Profile: Hamilton NSW


Boasting a vibrant, multicultural atmosphere providing an array of restaurants, retail, fashion and commercial outlets along with day-to-day services such as pharmacies, banks, florists, and hairdressers, Hamilton is located 4 kilometres (2.5 mi) from Newcastle’s central business district.

Centred around Beaumont St, the main commercial precinct, Hamilton is bounded by the railway line in the north, Selma Street and Gordon Avenue in the east, Dumaresq Street in the south, and Blackall Street, Belford Street, the suburb of Broadmeadow, the railway line and the suburb of Hamilton North in the west.

Dating back to 1871, the area now known as Hamilton originally started life as Pittown and predominantly began as an area to house coal miners and their families working in nearby mine shafts. This area is now Beaumont St, while the nearby “Cameron’s Hill” area of Denison St became an area of affluence where the Mine Manager’s residence was built in 1849. The site was chosen as it was the highest point in the area and could look down onto the mine itself. This area is home to properties of considerable size with respect to land and the quality of the houses. Hamilton Train Station was constructed in 1887, with a direct link to Newcastle and Sydney.

The following Monthly data update for May 2019 is supplied by Your Investment Property Magazine.

Suburb Profile Report For Hamilton NSW (2303)

Just a short walk from the CBD, Hamilton is one of Newcastle’s key lifestyle suburbs, with a wide range of restaurants, bars and shops along Beaumont Street. It is also linked by rail to the rest of the city by the Newcastle-Maitland line, and the Pacific Highway leading north and south is easily accessible by a short drive.

The median house price for the suburb is expensive compared to some of the outer suburbs of Newcastle but very favourable when compared to the CBD and premium suburbs like Cooks Hill.

Hamilton House: Median price $772,500, Annual capital growth 7.37%, Number of sales 85, Weekly median advertised rent $490

Hamilton Unit: Median price $627,500, Annual capital growth 5.29%, Number of sales 34, Weekly median advertised rent $400

Suburb Profile Report For Hamilton North NSW (2292)

Hamilton North is in the TOP 30% in NSW when comparing median price capital growth over the last year. Hamilton North gave property investors a good capital gain figure when compared to the rest of the state, with 6.28%.

Data for the last quarter indicates that, in the short term at least, the capital value growth rate for property investors in Hamilton North has increased when compared to the 5-year average annual rate.

At number 645 in a list of fastest-selling suburbs, Hamilton North is in the TOP 20% of suburbs in Australia with an average of days on the market 46.16 for properties listed there.

Hamilton North House: Median price $590,000, Annual capital growth 6.65%, Number of sales 27, Weekly median advertised rent $450

Suburb Profile Report For Hamilton East NSW (2303)

For investors looking for positive cash flow properties, Newcastle’s Hamilton East probably isn’t the right target.

The median house price in the suburb currently sits at $1,055,000, and with an average weekly rent of just $495 the rental yield is only 2%.

While that may not be ideal for investors interested in a passive income, those who have bought in Hamilton East are enjoying the benefits of strong capital growth.

In the past year, the median house price has risen 46%, and over the last five years it has risen 52%.

Hamilton East House: Median price $1,350,000, Annual capital growth 11.99%, Number of sales 18, Weekly median advertised rent $583

Suburb Profile Report For Hamilton South NSW (2303)

Property investors who have had real estate in Hamilton South, 2303 should be relatively pleased with this NSW suburb’s performance compared to the rest of the country. Over the last year it has seen median house prices increase in value by 8.03%. When looking at the potential capital gains offered to property investors over the last 3 years, Hamilton South comes in at number 372th in NSW. Property buyers and investors in Hamilton South 2303 should be seeing an average reduction in asking price of around -10.09%. This means that Hamilton South is holding prices well when compared to other suburbs in NSW.

Residents and property investors in Hamilton South have been waiting around 67.91 days to sell a property. Hamilton South House: Median price $1,050,000, Annual capital growth 6.71%, Number of sales 64, Weekly median advertised rent $620.

Sport and Recreation: Hamilton, Newcastle

Gregson Park

Address:           Steel Street, Hamilton

Facilities:          Playground, Seating, Tables, Sheltered BBQ areas. Hamilton Park Tennis Courts.

Activities:         Nestled in amongst some beautiful fig trees, this small playground features a swing, slides, fort, spring rider, climbing structure and frame and a tunnel. There are sheltered tables and seating with a bike track nearby. Parking available. Pathways to the park with entry from Steel, Lindsay, Samdon and Tudor Streets.  War Memorial with historical pieces at entry gates.

The playground includes some outdoor Gym equipment for adults.

Learmonth Park     

Address:           47 Alexander Street, Hamilton South 2303

Facilities:         Playground, Seating, Tables, Rugby League Field, Cricket Wicket (Turf Wicket), Learmonth Park Tennis Courts,

Activity:            A small playground featuring a slide, two spring riders and a swing set with tables and chairs scattered around the park.

Smith Park

Address:           Boreas Road, Hamilton North 2292

Facilities:         Playground, Seating, Football (Soccer) Field, Cricket Field (Synthetic Wicket), Oz-Tag Field, Toilets, Canteen, Dressing Sheds, Floodlights, Public Toilets

Activity:            Located in the corner of Smith Park, this small playground has the equipment, including a fort with slide and climbing structures. There is also a spring rider, see-saw and mini swing with seating nearby

Neighbouring Suburbs

Islington Park

Address:           196-206 Maitland Road, Islington 2296

Facilities:         Parking, Playground, BBQ, Seating, Tables, Shelter

Activity:            Featuring recently installed musical play equipment Islington Park offers beautiful grounds with a playground, fitness equipment, barbecues, tables and chairs and shelters.

Wickham Park

Address:           22 Albert Street, Wickham 2293

Facilities:         Parking, Playground, BBQ, Seating, Tables

Activity:            Playground and open grass area. BBQs, tables and seating are available.

Fearnley Dawes Athletic Centre

Address:           Newcastle West NSW 2302

The Fearnley Dawes Athletic Centre is the new name for Newcastle Athletic Field is between Smith St and National Park St in Newcastle West. The new name honours Kurt Fearnley, Christie and Andrew Dawes. The Venue has been the long-time home for athletics in Newcastle.

The venue is open for casual and group training every weekday afternoon and carnival bookings through the day.

National Park Sportsground Precinct

Address:           Bounded by National Park, Parry and Union Streets, and Parkway Avenue

National Park features No 1-6 Sportsgrounds,

Features local and Regional and State Facilities for Rugby Union and League, AFL, Netball, Croquet, Athletics, Cricket, Soccer, Tennis. Can be hired for a variety of sporting fixtures.

Newcastle Basketball Stadium

Address:           27 Young Road, BROADMEADOW NSW

Newcastle Basketball provides an inclusive, safe and friendly environment for participation in a variety of community activities with a primary focus on basketball.

McDonald Jones Stadium

Address:           294 Turton Rd, Broadmeadow NSW 2292

McDonald Jones Stadium, formerly known as Hunter Stadium, is the centrepiece of the Hunter Venues sports precinct. Originally known as the International Sports Centre, it was officially opened by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on April 10, 1970.

Home to the Newcastle Knights Rugby League Team and Newcastle Jets A-League Team.

Newcastle International Hockey Centre

Address:           332 Turton Rd, Broadmeadow NSW 2292

Newcastle International Hockey Centre is Newcastle’s premier hockey venue with three water-based artificial turf surfaces.

Community Gardens, Hamilton, Newcastle

Fowler Street, Hamilton South

The Hamilton South Community Gardens, or the ‘Chilli Gardens’ as they are also known, are located behind the community hall in Fowler Street. Members gather on Wednesdays between 7.30 – 9.30am however, the gardens are open to all and new gardeners are encouraged to join. Food from the plots is shared within the group and with anyone in need.

Contact: Gordon Botham on 02 4969 3070 for more information.

Shopping Facilities: Hamilton, Newcastle

Hamilton is a thriving business district considered to be the cosmopolitan capital of Newcastle.

Hamilton has an active Hamilton Business District Committee which organises events such as the Hamilton Music, Food and Wine Festival and Carnivale.

Beaumont St and intersecting streets from Maitland Rd, Islington South to Denison Street, encompasses a diverse range of retail, services and dining options. The area also includes Creative Arts venues and Nightlife venues.

Retail; Chemists, Banking, Newsagency, Giftwares, Women’s Fashion, Men’s Fashion, Children’s Fashion, Books, Hairdressers and Barbers, Travel Agents, Supermarkets (IGA and ALDI), Australia Post, Charity Shops and Arts Supplies.

Shopping Centres nearby include; Westfield Kotara (8kms, 12 mins), and Charlestown Square (8.5km, 16 mins).

Entertainment: Hamilton, Newcastle


Young People’s Theatre Newcastle Inc. – The YPT Theatre Company stages performances in a 148 seat auditorium located on the corner of Lindsay and Lawson Streets, Hamilton. Productions provide performance opportunities for YPT Theatre School Students and Adult Members. With a 70 year tradition as a community-run, not-for-profit organisation, YPT has nurtured the careers of many young people, providing a space to experience the Arts, make lifelong friendships and have fun!

There are numerous cafes, restaurants and hotels in this inner city area of Newcastle.

Pubs/Bars: Hamilton, Newcastle

  • Hamilton Station Hotel; Down-to-earth watering hole with a relaxed vibe and a large beer garden, serving typical pub food.
  • Sydney Junction Hotel; Hearty pub grub in a stylish bar and bistro with polished wooden decor and a courtyard.
  • The Kent Hotel; Bistro classics, live music and DJs, plus karaoke nights in a perennial pub with smart decor.
  • Northern Star Hotel; Traditional Irish Pub with live music.
  • The Exchange Hotel; Cosy and Casual with Great Cocktails.
  • Greenroof Hotel; Laidback Hotel with lively Restaurant and bar.
  • The Sunnyside Tavern (Hamilton North); Casual hotel with dining and bar.
  • Bennett Hotel; Your local pub, rotating craft beers & independent Australian wines, featuring Lame Dog Bistro, serving quality food.

Hamilton North;

The Sunnyside Tavern – luxury 4-star hotel situated in Newcastle. It’s also famous for being a popular family pub where locals come to hang out and eat great food.

Restaurants/Cafes: Hamilton, Newcastle

Beaumont St is considered the cosmopolitan hub of eateries in Newcastle. Accessed from the north in nearby Islington, it will take many nights dining out to experience all that Hamilton has to offer.

Kavon Theme Restaurant – a must-do experience in Newcastle. Home to vampires, ghouls, demons and other creatures of the night who cannot wait to dine with you! A frightfully terrific night out, perfect for birthdays, hens/bucks shows, divorce parties…  Any excuse will do!

Sushinet Hamilton – Sushinet proves how easy it is to serve up fresh, healthy and delicious food with a good dose of love!

Vandys Sandwich Bar – Freshly prepared sandwiches, rolls and cooked foods.

La Casita Mexican – small casual café.

The Village Newcastle – A carefully curated selection of breakfast and lunch classics infused with traditional Greek influences.

Uber Thai – Small cosy Restaurant for Thai cuisine.

Coal Espresso – Coffee and café great for breakfasts.

Sinofood Chinese Restaurant – Sichuan & Shanghai cuisine, plus yum cha, in a warm, relaxed environment with exotic furnishings.

Cappadocia – Takeaway known for the finest example of this Middle Eastern classic! Kebabs!

Noodle Paradise – Focuses on fast food, Takeaway Asian and Noodle dishes.

Oasis Food Plaza – Food court with Takeaway Kiosks offering Turkish Pida, Oasis Kebab, Loco Mexican

Piccardi Centre – 2-storey Corner building featuring –

Kimchi House of Korea – Traditional Cuisine in friendly atmosphere.

The Grain – Thai Restaurant

Usual Place – Restaurant and Beer House

Cold Rock Ice Creamery – Well known Ice creamery with confectionary add ins.

Crust Gourmet Pizza Bar – Pizza Bar featuring Vegetarian, Vegan and Gluten free options.

Pattaya Thai – Dine in, Pick up and Delivery of delicious Thai cuisine in Hamilton.

The Beaumont – Café and Bar. The Beaumont is Newcastle’s very own neighbourhood diner – café by day and neighbourhood bar by night, located on busy Beaumont Street, Hamilton. It has something for everyone!

Zambrero Hamilton – Colourful counter-serve chain with a humanitarian focus, for Mexican staples to eat in or take away.

Limoo Café – Welcome to Limoo cafe, a place for friends, family and flavours where every part of your dining experience matters. Our cafe is a perfect family place! We have brought Tehran’s home-made tastes to Newcastle. We warmly invite you to this perfectly calm and cultural atmosphere with home-made food and cake on Beaumont St, Hamilton.

The Blind Monk – Predominantly, our focus is on showcasing the best and the newest from the Australian craft beer scene and doing so with panache! We also provide for the lovers of cider and have a tempting range of local wines. And of course, food – Mains include Pizzas, burgers and steaks, plus share plates.

Hamilton Piazza – Home to

Eurobar – Light meals, plus Italian classic dishes, in a contemporary atmosphere with a bakery case.

El Nonno Restaurant Café – Italian dishes served at outdoor tables and in a smart dining room with pictures on the walls.

Lime Gourmet Pizza & Pasta Bar – Our products are made of the finest quality produce available on the local market and are prepared on the premises daily. Lime Gourmet Pizza Bar also have an extensive range of GLUTEN FREE pizzas to choose from.

Guzman y Gomez – Lively counter-serve chain for classic tacos and burritos, plus frozen margaritas and Mexican beer.

Sushi Revolution – Newcastle’s First Locally owned Sushi train.

KINGS XI INDIAN RESTAURANT – Relax in the courtyard, a tasteful outdoor setting where you’ll be waited on with luxury snacks and drinks.

The Depot on Beaumont – five separate areas set across three levels, offers a dynamic experience from simple dining to outstanding functions and events in Newcastle.

Northern Star Café – Popular, casual dining room with vibrant, offbeat decor, serving classic Italian dishes and dessert.

Finn McCools Eatery – Irish food within Irish Pub.

Raj’s Corner – Bustling counter-serve joint with windows opening onto the street, for traditional Indian cuisine.

Clock Tower Patisserie – Bakery and Brunch menu

Gloria Jeans – Coffee, cold drinks and light food options

Mockingbird – Believe that Food allows us to communicate without the need for words, heightening our senses through visual beauty, delicious smells and intriguing textures. Offering a range of dining options as well as catering for functions.

Jacks Hideout – a café and espresso bar offering breakfast and lunch menu which includes a delicious range of options to suit all tastebuds.

The Pickled Onion – quality coffee, handmade sandwiches, wraps, salads, and mouth-watering treats to satisfy even the sweetest of teeth!

Off Beaumont:

Cleary St;

Dumpling Story – Dim Sum and Cantonese Restaurant

The Olive Branch Café – Not for profit Café, Sustainable, socially conscious and not for profit Cafe.

Yes, you read it right. 100% of our profits goes towards helping others.

Tudor St;

Verde Luna – Relaxed trattoria with indoor/outdoor seating, whipping up traditional Italian dishes and pizzas.

Samdon St;

Second Fiddle – handcrafted recipes featuring a range of nutritious savoury and sweet delights including Gluten Free options.

Hamilton North –

The Lampworks Diner – Situated in the Clyde St row of Antique and charity shops, Great place for Breakfast and Brunch, and grabbing a quick coffee.

Hamilton South –

Avenue Takeaway – Take away which also provides catering for sandwich platters.

Bev’s Takeaway – Fish and chips takeaway

Clubs: Hamilton, Newcastle

Gallipoli Legion Club – This little club started many years ago trading as Gallipoli House in 1955, and offers The Gal’s Bistro with select menu, and is able for Functions bookings.  Regular events include, Dancing classes, Social Snooker night, Raffles and special events.

The Greek Taverna – Newcastle’s very own authentic Greek restaurant, offering traditional Greek cuisine, imported Greek drinks and homemade sweets, in a family friendly environment.

Hamilton North –

Hamilton North Bowling Club; Local hidden treasure providing a great place to socialise, meet new people, bring your family, hold your function, dine with friends or play a game of bowls or two. Featuring Parkview Kitchen.

Education: Hamilton, Newcastle

Primary Schools

Primary Schools within the suburban boundaries.

Public Schools

Please refer to The Department of Education for specific school-designated intake areas according to your residential address.

Hamilton Public School – Tudor St, Hamilton.

Hamilton South Public School – Kenrick St, Merewether.

Hamilton North Public School – 34 Jackson St, Broadmeadow.

Neighbouring Suburbs;

Neighbouring Schools that may include Hamilton in their Intake Areas;

Islington Public School – 17-39 Hubbard St, Islington.

Merewether Public School – 6 Henry Street, Merewether.

The Junction Public School – Union St, The Junction.

Merewether Heights Public School – Cedar Cres, Merewether Heights.

Catholic Schools

Neighbouring Schools

St Joseph’s Primary School – Farquhar St, The Junction.

Merewether Beach Holy Family Primary School – 19 Janet Street, Merewether.

Private Schools

Neighbouring Suburbs

Newcastle Grammar School – Park Campus, Cnr of Union St & Parkway Ave, Cooks Hill, 2300

St Philip’s Christian College Newcastle – 57 High St, Waratah.

Secondary Schools

NSW Public schools

Neighbouring Suburbs

Newcastle High School – Parkway Ave, Newcastle West, 2300 (1.8km, 6 mins)

Callaghan College Waratah Technology Campus – Turton Rd, Waratah.

Merewether High School – Co-ed Selective Academic School – Chatham Rd, Broadmeadow, 2292 (2.6km, 7 mins)

Hunter School of Performing Arts- Selective K-12 – Lambton Rd, Broadmeadow, (4.1km, 12 mins)

Catholic Schools

Neighbouring Suburbs

St Francis Xavier’s College (Senior College Years 11 & 12) – 286 Parkway Avenue, HAMILTON, 2303

St Pius X High School, (Years 7-10) Park Avenue, ADAMSTOWN, 2289 Maybe Designated High School for Hamilton and nearby Primary schools

San Clemente High School, (Years 7-10) 78 Havelock St, Mayfield, Maybe Designated High School for Hamilton and nearby Primary schools

Private Schools

Neighbouring Suburbs

Newcastle Grammar School – Park Campus, Cnr of Union St & Parkway Ave, Cooks Hill, 2300

St Philip’s Christian College Newcastle – 57 High St, Waratah.

Preschool Education

Hamilton Community Pre-School – 108 Lindsay Street, HAMILTON

Frogstomp PreSchool – 80A Jenner Parade, Hamilton South

Neighbouring Suburbs

KU Wickham Preschool – 18A Albert St, Wickham

KU Mayfield Preschool – 9 Park St, Mayfield

Early Childhood Learning Centres (Long Day Care)

Hamilton Child Care Centre – 207 Denison St, Hamilton

Neighbouring Suburbs

Kinda Kapers – 22/24A Bryant St, Tighes Hill

St Nicholas Early Education Newcastle West – 845 Hunter St, Newcastle West

Goodstart Early Learning Broadmeadow – 142 Broadmeadow Rd, Broadmeadow

The Hub Preschool Mayfield -: 121 Hanbury St, Mayfield

Kinda Kapers – 5 Buxton St, Adamstown

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