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Media Enquiries

Welcome to the press hub

Newcastle, NSW's second largest city is only 160kms north of Sydney. It is located in the heart of the Hunter Region and is bordered by a stunning coastline with beautiful beaches. Newcastle is also ideally located to access amazing beaches in Port Stephens; world-class wineries in the Hunter Valley; a world-heritage listed rainforest in Barrington Tops; and Australia’s largest salt water lake, Lake Macquarie - all within an hours drive. Newcastle is easily accessible by air, rail, boat and interstate and local coach services. The city offers a range of local public transport services, as well as world class cycle ways and walking tracks. Newcastle's proximity to Sydney and surrounds makes it an easy getaway for a weekend or longer stay.

What we can do for you

The Newcastle City Council marketing department assists print, online and broadcast media from Australia and around the world who wish to visit our destination on assignment. We can provide the following services to media visiting Newcastle:

•Interview contacts, story ideas and accommodation information.

•Logistics assistance with media visit, such as itineraries.

•Photo and Video Library access.

•Discounted and complimentary activities (when available).

•Discounted or complimentary accommodation (when available).

Media Kit

Click here to download our latest media kit.

Media Releases

Click here for all the latest news releases about tourism and events in Newcastle

Image Library

Click here to access our image library and email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to create an account.

Request fact sheets or a famil to experience the Newcastle way of life for yourself by contacting This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

What's On

Click here to discover some of the major events coming to Newcastle in 2017

Destination Management Plan

Newcastle City Council has developed the following Destination Management Plan (DMP) in order to deliver a targeted approach to tourism over the 2016 - 2019 period.