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The Junction
NewcastleNew South Wales
Junction School.jpg
The Junction School in 1960.
The Junction is located in New South Wales
The Junction
The Junction
Location in New South Wales
Population 1,052 (2016 census)
 • Density 3,700/km2 (9,600/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 2291
Elevation 6 m (20 ft)
Area 0.35 km2 (0.1 sq mi)
LGA(s) City of Newcastle
Region Hunter
County Northumberland
Parish Newcastle
State electorate(s) Newcastle
Federal Division(s) Newcastle
Suburbs around The Junction:
Hamilton South, Merewether Hamilton South Cooks Hill
Merewether The Junction Bar Beach
Merewether Merewether Bar Beach

The Junction is a small, inner city suburb of Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia, located 2.8 km (1.7 mi) southwest of Newcastle's central business district. 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.

At the 2016 census The Junction had a population of around 1,000.


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. It suffered significant damage during the 1989 Newcastle earthquake and 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.

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