The City of Newcastle is a generous foundation supporter of the Great Australian Pub Fishing Competition, support for the tourism and sport being among more than 70 services it provides to local residents.

It is the second largest local government area outside of Greater Sydney, covering 187 square kilometres and supporting a population that’s anticipated to eclipse 200,000 by 2040. City of Newcastle is responsible for six main beaches and encompasses a large swathe of Newcastle Harbour and the Hunter River.

Lord Mayor Nuatali Nelmes (ALP) has served for seven years as Lord Mayor, winning a second consecutive term in a general election held in 2017. The Deputy Lord Mayor is Councillor Declan Clausen (ALP).