New Lambton

The New Lambton area also encompasses New Lambton Heights.

The suburb is a residential area situated in the centre of Newcastle, providing easy access to all areas of the city. The suburb is home to the John Hunter Hospital and has a small commercial centre of its own.


Five years after Lambton was pioneered a new mine was opened adjacent to the original site and named New Lambton. A railway line was built between the two, which is now the site of Lambton Park. By the end of 1869 there were 100 houses, two churches, some stores and several hotels. By 1880 there were 1500 residents and the area was known as a thriving village. New Lambton was gazetted a municipality 9/1/1889.

The largest development in the area was a Woolworths shopping centre built in 1964, the first regional shopping area in Newcastle.

The Newcastle Local Environmental Plan (LEP) 2012 Maps

To understand the Newcastle LEP 2012 both the written document and maps that make up the LEP must be reviewed. Links to the maps, relating to this suburb, can be found on the right hand side of this web page. The maps are also available on the official NSW legislation website in connection with the Newcastle LEP 2012. This information is also available by purchasing a S149 Planning Certificate for the parcel of land. 

Sport and Recreation Facilities

New Lambton is home to parts of Blackbutt reserve, which provides walking tracks and picnic areas. Other parks in the area include, George McGregor Park, Regent Park and Novocastrian Park, which have picnic and children’s facilities.


New Lambton has a higher than average population of 0-5 year olds and therefore childcare is important. Such facilities include, Blinky Bill Child Care Centre, New Lambton Children’s Early Education Centre and New Lambton Public School after hours care.


New Lambton Library is on Regent Street in the commercial area of the suburb.


Five schools are located in the area. New Lambton Heights Infants school, New Lambton Public School, New Lambton South Primary, New Lambton South Infants and St Therese’s Primary.

Transport Options

The bus service through the area is of good quality. Main Roads like Lambton and Russell Road provide easy access to transport options.

Go to The Newcastle and Hunter Bus Timetable for times. Hamilton is also home to a train station on Beaumont Street.

Commercial Centre

New Lambton’s commercial centre runs along Regent Street and Lambton Road. The area provides a supermarket and mixed business facilities including banks and cafes. The suburb is also within travelling distance to Westfield Kotara.