About Council

The City of Greater Newcastle grew out the amalgamation of 11 independent Council areas in 1938. These separate municipalities developed mostly through coal discoveries and all, with the exception of Carrington, were 'private towns' which grew from land grants to different companies and individuals. Alderman A. Griffiths was the first Mayor of Greater Newcastle.

News and Updates

Find out about Council decisions, projects and activities by reading the latest media releases and newsletters.

Contact Us

You can find contact details for a range of Council Services and facilities.

Forms and Publications

Council's most popular forms are available to download in PDF format.

Our Responsibilities

We are responsible for the construction and maintenance of around 3,500 kilometres of roads, footpaths, drainage, and kerbs and guttering. Many natural assets are our responsibility too, including 14 kilometres of spectacular coastline, over 100,000 street trees and more than 400 parks, reserves and wetlands.