Last updated October 23, 2023
On behalf of City of Newcastle, welcome to a city of culture, creativity and innovation, an offbeat coastal destination unlike any other, Newcastle is a thriving city surrounded by magnificent natural scenery. Cosmopolitan and compact, we enjoy all the benefits of a global city including world class services and facilities, top-tier education and employment opportunities, all with an average commute time of less than 20 minutes. Discover inspirational living in a vibrant city that will inspire and delight.
Newcastle is an inclusive, future focused coastal destination home to several distinctive neighbourhoods full of character and shaped by our unique heritage and culture. We’re a compact and connected city so access to schools, health facilities and workplaces is quick and easy, meaning you can achieve a better work/life balance with ease. Our housing is more affordable than other Australian cities and our community is warm and welcoming.
Here, the beat of the city is calmed by a laid-back lifestyle where you can enjoy markets, art shows, sports, a lively nightlife and impressive food and cafe hubs. As a growing city, Newcastle is a place where people can pursue their dreams, build careers, raise families and enjoy the best of life. Proud of our history, City of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional country of the Awabakal and Worimi peoples and respect their cultural heritage, beliefs and continuing relationship with the land.
Cr Nuatali Nelmes
Lord Mayor, City of Newcastle