West Wallsend

Newcastle - NSW 2286

West Wallsend is a suburb located in the city of Lake Macquarie in New South Wales, Australia. It is situated approximately 20 kilometers west of Newcastle and has a postcode of 2286. The town was established in the 19th century as a coal mining settlement. West Wallsend has a rich mining history, with coal mining being the primary industry in the area. The first coal mine in the region was established in 1888, and the town grew around the mining operations. The coal mines in West Wallsend played a significant role in the development of the Hunter Valley coal industry.

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$550 per week

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Is West Wallsend NSW a good suburb?

Today, West Wallsend is a residential suburb with a mix of housing types, including detached houses and some townhouses. It offers a peaceful and family-friendly environment with access to various amenities and services. The suburb is well-served by schools, parks, shops, and community facilities. The area surrounding West Wallsend is known for its natural beauty, with several national parks and nature reserves nearby. Residents and visitors can enjoy outdoor activities such as bushwalking, picnicking, and exploring the local flora and fauna. Overall, West Wallsend provides a blend of historical significance, natural beauty, and modern conveniences, making it an attractive place to live for those seeking a suburban lifestyle close to the amenities of Newcastle and the natural wonders of the region.

Schools near West Wallsend

West Wallsend has two schools within its boundaries. West Wallsend Public School, is a coeducational primary school, serving years K-6, while West Wallsend High School, is  co-educational secondary day school.

West Wallsend Properties For Rent

We have a number of properties available for rent in the West Wallsend area or surrounding suburbs. 

FAQs About Living in West Wallsend NSW

West Wallsend is located within the local government area (LGA) of the City of Newcastle in New South Wales, Australia.

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