The John Hunter Hospital is the major hospital for Newcastle, Lake Macquarie and Northern New South Wales. It provides a range of medical and surgical services including chemotherapy.  It is supported by a 24 hour emergency department, intensive care and cancer clinical trials unit.  It is the main teaching hospital of the University of Newcastle. John Hunter Hospital is a part of the Hunter New England Local Health District.

Cancers treated: This hospital treats a range of cancers covered by the multidisciplinary teams listed on this page.

People who require complex surgery should be referred to a specialist:

  • who is a member of a multidisciplinary team and
  • that practises at one of the specialist centres

Contact details

10 Lookout Road New Lambton NSW 2305
(02) 4921 3999

Allied health & supportive care

  • Dietician
  • Exercise Physiologist
  • Interpreter
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Physiotherapist
  • Psychologist
  • Social Worker
  • Speech Pathologist

Parking and transport

Hospital Map

Find your way around John Hunter Hospital with this hospital map.


Paid parking available onsite. Accessible parking available onsite. Visit John Hunter Hospital parking information for more details. Free parking available at Hunter Stadium.


A telephone is available at the hospital to call a taxi.

Public Transport

John Hunter Hospital is accessible by bus and train. The closest train stations are Kotara Station and Adamstown Station and then a short bus ride to John Hunter Hospital. To plan your trip go to Transport for NSW.

Community Transport 

You may be eligible for community transport.  Visit Awabakal Newcastle Aboriginal Co-Operative or Mercy Services Community Transport for more information.

Travel and Accommodation Help

If you live in a rural area and need help to travel to this service visit NSW Government IPTAAS for more information.

More Information

For detailed information, in English and 8 community languages, on parking and transport for John Hunter Hospital, visit NSW Public Hospitals Parking and Directions.

Last updated: 3 May 2019