The Junction

The Junction is a small, inner city suburb of NewcastleNew South WalesAustralia, located 2.8 km (1.7 mi) southwest of Newcastle’s central business district.[2] It was originally part of Merewether, which is reflected in the names of some of the suburb’s establishments, but was gazetted as a suburb on 17 May 1991.[3][4]

At the 2006 census The Junction had a population of 1,295.[1]


The Junction has two schools, both of which cater to Primary students.

The Junction Public School was established in 1872 on land donated by Mr Edward Charles Merewether.[5] It suffered significant damage during the 1989 Newcastle earthquakeand much of the school had to be demolished.

St Joseph’s Primary School in Farquhar St is a Catholic school that was established in 1885.

Population in The Junction, 2291

The Suburb of The Junction is a place of residence for around 1,294 People, this is made up of 642 Males and 652 Females.
With the total number of employment being approximately 1,294, the majority of employees that live in The Junction are Professionals.


  1. Area obtained from Land and Property Management Authority imagery and 1:100000 map Newcastle 9232.[2]


  1. a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). “The Junction (State Suburb)”2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2008-01-24.
  2. a b “The Junction”Land and Property Management Authority – Spatial Information eXchangeNew South Wales Land and Property Information. Retrieved 2008-05-16.
  3. St Joseph’s Primary School (2004). “St Joseph’s Primary School, Merewether home page”. Catholic Education Commission NSW. Archived from the original on 2007-08-29. Retrieved 2008-01-24.
  4. “Geographical Names Register Extract: The Junction”Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 2008-01-24.
  5. The Junction Public School. “The Junction Public School home page”NSW Department of Education and Training. Retrieved 2008-01-24.