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, 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.

Our proactive and innovated team make a positive difference in our community and to the organisation through various services and initiatives to achieve the community strategic plan. As an organisation, we are focused on achieving our organisational goals while developing and inspiring our employees to reach their full potential and grow both professionally and personally. Our CREW values (Cooperation, Respect, Excellence and Wellbeing) underpin everything thing we do as well as how we expect all our staff to engage with one another and the community.

The new City of Newcastle Enterprise Agreement 2019 (PDF) is about providing our employees with industry leading benefits and arrangements which offer flexibility, choice and future opportunities. Our agreement is about working together to match your personal goals with the City of Newcastle’s Visions of becoming a Smart, Liveable and Sustainable city, where people choose to live, work and play.

Please note, it has come to our attention that some of our advertisements are being reposted by 3rd parties without the consent of City of Newcastle. Please only apply for positions with City of Newcastle on our website.

Employment Opportunities

Working at City of Newcastle offers a great range of benefits. Find out more about jobs at Council.

How to apply

Find answers to some common questions we receive about employment at City of Newcastle and how to apply.

Equal Employment Opportunity

We are committed to the development of a culture that is supportive of Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) principles in the workplace

Aboriginal Employment

The Awabakal and Worimi peoples are acknowledged by Council as the traditional custodians of the land and waters of Newcastle.

Veterans Employment Program

A dedicated program aimed at supporting veterans to pursue a career in local government at the City of Newcastle.