About Council

City of Newcastle is a committed to creating a liveable, sustainable, inclusive global city.

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.