Community Profile

The Maitland Local Government Area (LGA) covers an area of 396km2 in the Lower Hunter region of New South Wales.

Maitland is the focus of a diversity of economic activities including agriculture, tourism, mining, manufacturing, transport and construction industries. Arguably Maitland’s greatest asset is its location on the rich alluvial flats of the Hunter and Paterson Rivers. It is one of the most highly productive areas in NSW and a service centre for a rich agricultural hinterland. With access to two national highways, a 90 minute freeway drive to Sydney, 30 minutes to the vineyards, Newcastle and Port Stephens, close proximity to airports, shipping terminals and freight rail access, you won’t find a better base than Maitland.

Maitland has an excellent standard of health services, schools, residential housing and retail shopping centres. It is a safe and healthy city, with a quality lifestyle, a vibrant and sustainable future, and a proud and involved community.

This website contains demographic insights for the Maitland LGA. For further information, contact Maitland City Council on ph: 02 4934 9700.

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