About Council

City of Newcastle is a committed to creating a smart, liveable and sustainable global city that fosters innovation, investment and job creation.

Founded in April 1938 following the merger of 11 local Councils (Adamstown, Carrington, Hamilton, Lambton, Merewether, Newcastle, New Lambton, Stockton, Wallsend, Waratah and Wickham), City of Newcastle is now the second largest local government area outside of Greater Sydney, supporting a population forecast to grow to more than 202,000* residents by 2041.

City of Newcastle covers an area of 187sqkm and manages a vast network of facilities and infrastructure including 850km of roads, 974km of pathways, 147 sporting grounds, 116 playgrounds and seven ocean baths and aquatic centres.

* Population based on .id forecasted figures.

Advisory Committees

Advisory Committees

Strategic Advisory Committees provide advice and guidance on the development of strategies, and identification of challenges and opportunities for Council.
Careers

Careers

Explore the exciting and challenging career opportunities that exist within our organisation.
Council Elections and Candidate Information

Council Elections and Candidate Information

Newcastle elections were held on Saturday 9 September 2017. Next election will be held in 4 September 2021.
Council Meetings

Council Meetings

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

Councillors

Council is made up of a Lord Mayor and twelve Councillors
Our Commitment to Sustainability

Our Commitment to Sustainability

Strongly committed to sustainability right across the organisation, the City has delivered key projects to reduce our environmental impact while achieving strong financial savings from these actions for ratepayers.
Our Organisation

Our Organisation

Founded in April 1938 following the merger of 11 local Councils, City of Newcastle is now the second largest local government area outside of Greater Sydney, supporting a population forecast to grow to more than 202,000* residents by 2041.
Supplementary Committees

Supplementary Committees

Strategic Advisory Committees provide advice and guidance on the development of strategies, and identification of challenges and opportunities for Council.
Ward Maps

Ward Maps

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