Cessnock Local Government Area (LGA) is located in the Hunter Region of NSW, Australia, approximately 150 kilometres north of Sydney, 50 kilometres west of Newcastle and 27 kilometres south west of Maitland. Cessnock LGA is highly accessible by road from Sydney, Newcastle and the New England area. The LGA is within 35 minutes of the Port of Newcastle and 50 minutes of Newcastle Airport. The LGA has rail connections to both the Port of Newcastle and to Sydney.

Cessnock LGA (map) has a long history of coal mining, manufacturing, construction, agriculture (e.g. grazing, poultry), viticulture and related tourism activities, all of which are still its primary employment sectors. Cessnock town centre is the administrative, retail and service centre for the LGA with Kurri Kurri town centre being an important secondary retail node and the industrial heart of the LGA. Local villages service the basic needs of more rural and outlying areas. The LGA is well serviced in terms of education and training, children, cultural and community, health, aged care, recreation and sports.

This website presents economic and demographic insights for Cessnock. For further information on investment opportunities please contact Cessnock City Council's Economic Development Manager on (02) 4993 4300.