COVID-19 Update

A public health order has been issued by the NSW Government limiting public gatherings. For the latest information see the City’s response to COVID-19

Beaches and Baths

Newcastle is home to beautiful beaches which are famous amongst surfers and enjoyed by local and tourists alike.

Sportsground Bookings

Newcastle's sportgrounds have an extensive choice of sporting facilities and services for clubs, associations and park committees.

Sportsground Closures

Council offers more than 160 sportsgrounds across the Newcastle local government area. Find out the open/closed status in real-time.

Grants and Projects

We offer a range of grants and sponsorships to help activate public spaces, enhance community wellbeing and strengthen the city's reputation as a destination for tourism, business and events.

Swimming Centres

We operate Beresfield Pool. Other pools in the Newcastle area are Lambton, Mayfield, Stockton and Wallsend and these are run by Lane4 Aquactics.

Personal Training and Learn to Surf Licencing

Personal fitness trainers wanting to conduct outdoor fitness classes at Newcastle beaches, parks and reservess are required to apply for a licence.

Skate Parks and Tennis Courts

Newcastle offers 10 skate parks and a number of tennis courts throughout the Local Government Area.

Basketball Courts

Newcastle offers 12 basketball courts throughout the Local Government Area.

Beresfield Golf Course

Beresfield Golf Course is an 11 hole, well maintained public golf course. An 18 hole game is available by playing the first 7 holes again.

Buildings, Halls and Venues for Hire

We have a range of facilities for hire across Newcastle that are great for birthday parties, dance classes and everything in between.

Stockton Beach Holiday Park

Stockton Beach Holiday Park is on the beach front with swimming, surfing and fishing just steps away from your tent, caravan or cabin.

Water Safety

Water safety is for everyone and applies to beaches, pools and open bodies of water such as rivers, lakes and dams. We have a range of education programs and water safety games.