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Our City

Maitland is a great place to live, work, play and raise a family.

Located in the Lower Hunter region of New South Wales, the area is well known for its attractive rural landscape, historic city centre and moderate climate. Maitland offers a contemporary urban lifestyle, amongst heritage buildings and picturesque rural landscapes all in a convenient location.

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Facts about Maitland

With a growing population of over 90,000 people, our residents represent a broad cross section of society and will continue to expand as the city grows, adding to our deep rooted spirit and identity.

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North west of Newcastle


North of Sydney






Median house price


Median age


Maitland is a dynamic and thriving community, with a growing local economy, diversified across a range of industries.

One of the best things about Maitland is the locality. It's close to many unique places, not only for business and employment but also for the great lifestyle you are searching for.

Visit our Business & Investment pages or learn more about our economy.

Health and education

Maitland has both a public hospital, offering a 24 hour emergency department, and a private hospital. Our excellent hospitals are complimented by several doctors' surgeries and various health and medical specialists across the City. The Maitland area also has a range of chemists, some of which have extended hours and weekends.

Learn more about Maitland Hospital, Maitland Private Hospital, or search various health services via the Health Engine website.

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Living in Maitland

Our people are an important part of what makes the City such a great place to live, work and play.

Maitland has facilities and services for all walks of life. Whether you want to connect with like-minded people, pursue higher learning, look after your health, practice your faith, pursue a passion or support the community, Maitland is the place to be.

Living in Maitland

Lifestyle and shopping

Take a day and shop your way around Maitland’s malls, plazas and laneways. Hop from boutiques and designer brands, to op-shops and antique stores, and markets galore.

Visit MyMaitland website

House and home

You’re in good hands with your house and home in Maitland. Use our website to organise and manage your residential services such as bins, pets, rates and other community services.

View our resident services

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Events and venues

There’s so much to do in Maitland with a range of annual large scale and intimate events, as well as plenty of activity services that run all year round.

Things to do in Maitland

Visit Maitland Events website

Sports and activities

We love our sport and fitness in Maitland. Whether you’re looking for a sports field, a netball or basketball court, cycleways, or even an outdoor gym, you can find it all here.

View our facilities



Volunteers are the lifeblood of our community, and Maitland is filled with some really special people who tirelessly give up their time to volunteer and help others.

There’s an opportunity to suit every interest area or skill level.

Maitland Events

Maitland Regional Art Gallery

Hunter Volunteer Centre

Citizenship ceremonies

We conduct Citizenship Ceremonies at multiple times throughout the year. Citizenship Ceremonies are held in various locations across the City such as Town Hall, Maitland Park, or Maitland Regional Art Gallery.

Find out how to become a citizen

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