Fort Scratchley Historic Site open 6 days a week...10am to 4pm...closed Tuesdays ...Free Entry to site ... paid guided tours of tunnels available at 10.30, 11.30, 1.05, 1.40...last tour 2.30pm...3.45pm LAST gate entry


Fort Scratchley Historical Society Inc.


Welcome to the official website of Fort Scratchley Historical Society Inc.


The Fort Scratchley site is owned by the City of Newcastle (TCofN) and manned by volunteers from the Fort Scratchley Historical Society.


Fort Scratchley Historical Society is always seeking new members with many avenues available for those who wish to get actively involved.


The accuracy of the information contained within this site has been made possible by close liaison with the Society's committee of management, and past members of 113 Field Battery, Royal Australian Artillery who have served at Fort Scratchley.


We trust that this site is beneficial to members of the society, sponsors, historians, researching students, military buffs as well as the general public, both those who have visited our Fort and those intending to do so in the future.


About the Fort Scratchley Historic Site


Fort Scratchley Historic Site is situated on a strategic part of the south-eastern headland at the entrance to Newcastle Harbour.  Set high on a hilltop overlooking the ocean and the harbour, Fort Scratchley offers a unique 360 degree view of the city, Newcastle beaches and the harbour.


Special Olympics entrants fire the guns (Dec. 2013)


'Radiance of the Seas' visits Newcastle (Nov 2013)



The Fort is open 6 days a week, (closed Tuesday) from 10am to 4pm.

Admission and self guided tours (excluding tunnels) of the Fort is free.

Society’s Office

Ph: (02) 4929 3066



Self guided Fort Tour