If you’re looking for a place to live that’s close to the city without being “in the city” Wickham is the place to be.

It’s five minutes from Newcastle CBD, ten from the beach and depending on where you are in Wickham, up to a five minutes’ drive to the water’s edge.

Wickham may be a small suburb, but if you’re looking for a stand-alone house close to the city, this is best place to look.

Wickham may be a small suburb, but if you’re looking for a stand-alone house close to the city, this is best place to look.

Wickham is a suburb that is up and coming as the city of Newcastle expands. This suburb is home to some great pubs and a beautiful big park, and offers a great lifestyle without being in the hustle and bustle of inner city Newcastle.

So what’s in Wickham?

Other than a huge park that’s complete with a playground, it’s got some cool little cafes and great eateries, such as Dark Horse Espresso and Sticky Rice Thai. The harbor is right at your doorstep, meaning you can walk along the water with your favourite furry pal, or take your kayak out for a spin. Or you could do both!

This is a relatively quiet suburb, but it has heaps of character and is generally a great spot for those looking to invest in a property close to the city, with a semi-suburban lifestyle. Filled with cute little cottages and some great modern townhouses, this suburb is definitely a cool place to live.

It’s the kind of place you could retire in, or where you could start your career. With pubs like The Lass O’Gowrie and The Albion close by, you’ll never be short of a place to hang out with friends. If they aren’t your thing, maybe head to Throsby St Providore for some good food and coffee.

Many businesses of all sizes and industries call this little suburb home. Fancy yourself a bit of a bargain hunter? BidBarn on Albert St has enough goods to make your thrifty heart content. Feel like a great escape? Visit Helloworld, they can sort out all your travelling needs.

Being so close to the city, you have a range of activities and shops close by. You could walk right along the harbor to Newcastle beach, or head to Market town in Newcastle West for your groceries and other essentials.

Now to the nitty gritty.

Because of the location and growing popularity of the suburb, demand is high. If this suburb is the one for you, we recommend getting in quick.

The average house price in Wickham, 2293

3 Bedrooms

$780,000 +

There are currently no one or two bedroom standalone houses available in Wickham

The average unit price in Wickham, 2293

1 Bedroom


2 Bedrooms


3 Bedrooms

$1,000,000 +

(Average price based on surrounding suburbs.)

Wickham is a cool suburb. Young professionals flock to this suburb due to its convenient location and good pubs. Older generations love it for the smaller townhouses that are easy to live in and have minimal upkeep.

Want to support local Wickham business?

Here are some of the best businesses in Wickham. Be sure to check them out!

Car Battery Newcastle

Blackwoods Newcastle

Hello World Travel Wickham


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