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Blue Gum Road, Jesmond, viewing south, location of Stockland Jesmond Shopping Centre.
Jesmond is located in New South Wales
Location in New South Wales
Population 3,045 (2016 census)
 • Density 1,877.7/km2 (4,863/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 2299
Elevation 15 m (49 ft)
Area 1.3 km2 (0.5 sq mi)
Time zone AEST (UTC+10)
 • Summer (DST) AEDT (UTC+11)
LGA(s) City of Newcastle
Region Hunter
County Northumberland
Parish Newcastle
State electorate(s) Wallsend
Federal Division(s) Newcastle
Suburbs around Jesmond:
Birmingham Gardens Birmingham Gardens Callaghan
Wallsend Jesmond North Lambton
Wallsend Wallsend Lambton

Jesmond is a suburb of the City of Newcastle LGA, located about 9.5 km (6 mi) west of the Newcastle CBD in the Hunter Region of New South Wales, Australia. It is both a commercial centre and dormitory suburb of Newcastle. Residents include Australian and international students attending the University of Newcastle in adjacent Callaghan. The suburb also has numerous aged housing facilities. The suburb is very multicultural due to many international university students. According to the 2006 Census there were 2,442 people in 1,144 dwellings (in 2001 there were 2376 people in 1140 dwellings).


Originally known as "Dark Creek", Jesmond was the location of orchards and steam saw-mills. A village was established in the area by 1883 with around 600 residents. A soap works was established in the area in the 1880s. There is some contradiction as to the source of "Jesmond" as the suburb's name with different sources attributing it to the Tyneside town in the North of England and "Jesmond Dene", a park in Jesmond.

Recreation and sport

Jesmond Park and Heaton Park are Jesmond's two main public parks for sport events, complemented by the facilities at Callaghan Campus (Y11-Y12 only). Jesmond Park, situated with a bushland setting to its southern boundary, is a popular destination for family barbecues and wedding photography given its extensive rose garden.

Jesmond Football Club, "The Rams", are the local soccer team based at Jesmond Park. The club was founded in 1928 and has a long and proud history. Heaton Park also features an oval-shaped concrete skateboarding bowl.

Shopping and transport

Jesmond's commercial centre is situated on Blue Gum Road. There are a number of mixed businesses as well as a large shopping mall. The area serves Newcastle with a district centre function and as a transport junction with main roads in east–west and northern directions.

Jesmond Central shopping centre (formerly Stockland Jesmond) is on Blue Gum Road, approximately 9 km (6 mi) west-north-west of the Newcastle CBD. The centre includes major stores such as Woolworths, Aldi and Big W, as well as over 60 specialty stores. The centre has parking for over 900 cars.

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