About Council

Newcastle City Council was formed in April 1938 with the merger of Adamstown, Carrington, Hamilton, Lambton. Merewether, Newcastle, New Lambton, Stockton, Wallsend, Waratah and Wickham Councils.

Advisory Committees

Strategic Advisory Committees provide strategic advice and guidance for Council.


Explore the exciting and challenging career opportunities that exist within our organisation.

Council Elections

Newcastle elections were held on Saturday 9 September 2017.

Council Meetings

Council meets regularly on a Tuesday night from 5.30pm with most meetings being open to the public.


Council is made up of a Lord Mayor and twelve Councillors

Our Organisation

Newcastle City Council was formed in April 1938. Council is responsible for looking after public facilities and providing over 70 community services.

Ward Maps

Newcastle Local Government Area is divided into four wards. Find out which ward you live in.