Newcastle City is located in the Hunter region and offers a diverse natural environment, from coastal headlands and beaches to wetlands, mangrove forests, steep ridges and rainforest gullies.

It is known for its coal industry, with the Port of Newcastle, Australia’s largest coal export port by volume and a growing multi-purpose cargo hub. A substantial and growing portion of Newcastle’s economy is now based around the service sectors.

Data for this website has been sourced from Council’s financial statements, Council’s annual report and Council’s data returns. The website also refers to data from a number of agencies and entities. Please refer to the data page of this website for links to definitions, information on performance measures, benchmarks, OLG Groups and the data sources that have been used.

Please contact Council if you would like any further details or explanations regarding individual results and any differences between your Council’s performance and that of another council.