The City of Newcastle is located in the Hunter Region of New South Wales, about 160 kilometres north of Sydney. The Newcastle LGA (map) has a total land area of 186.8 sq kms and connects with the Port Stephens LGA in the north, Lake Macquarie in the South, Maitland and Cessnock in the West.

Newcastle is the economic hub of the Hunter Region, accounting for approximately 30% of the Hunter's developed industrial space and 80% of the office space. While Newcastle's industrial sector continues to play an important role, Newcastle is no longer a 'steel city'. A substantial and growing portion of Newcastle's economy is now based around the service sectors.

The Port of Newcastle is Australia’s largest coal export port by volume and a growing multi-purpose cargo hub. In the 2012/13 financial year it handled 150 million tonnes of bulk cargo, worth $19 Billion. The port precinct hosts a range of ship repair and other port related services on an area of over 700 hectares.

For further information and assistance in relation to business and investment in the City of Newcastle please contact the Coordinator Economic Development and Tourism on 02 4974 2471.