New Resident Guide

Our City

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

Located on Wonnarua land 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.

Facts about Maitland

With a growing population of over 96,000 people, Maitland residents come from a variety of cultural backgrounds which 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.

Maitland's prime attraction lies in its location. Its proximity to numerous distinctive locations caters to both professional opportunities and the ideal lifestyle.

Visit Business & Investment to learn more about our economy.


Maitland is renowned for its diverse educational offerings. From a wide range of primary and high schools, to specialised options such as Linuwel Steiner School and Aspect Hunter School. Moreover, there are opportunities for higher education through Maitland TAFE and Hunter Trade College. For those pursuing university education, the University of Newcastle’s Callaghan and Newcastle City campuses are conveniently less than a 45 minute drive.


Maitland Hospital, which reopened in 2022 as a newly built hospital, offers a 24 hour emergency department with state of the art facilities. Those with private health also have the option of Maitland Private Hospital.
These hospitals are complimented by several doctors' surgeries and various health and medical specialists across the city.

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





Resident Guide

Living in Maitland

Our residents are one of the key reasons that the city is such a great place to live, work and play.

Maitland offers many facilities and services that cater to a diverse range of interests and needs. Whether you are wishing to connect with like minded people or seeking wellness or spiritual fulfilment in a community that will welcome you with open arms, Maitland is the perfect place for you.

Maitland regularly hosts a range of initiatives and events to welcome new residents and foster community connection. Keep up to date with upcoming events on My Maitland or Facebook.

Living in Maitland

Lifestyle and shopping

Take a day to shop your way around Maitland's shopping precincts. Enjoy a great range of boutique and designer shops, or browse through an array of vintage op shops and antique stores. Maitland is also home to a variety of markets ranging from fresh produce to artisan gifts.

Visit MyMaitland

House and home

Your Maitland house and home are in capable hands. Use our website to organise and manage your residential services such as bins, pets, rates and other community services.

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Events and venues

Maitland offers an abundance of activities, from our annual flagship events to intimate gatherings, along with a variety of year round activities that foster community connection, including the city's Flagship event program.

Things to do in Maitland

What's on in Maitland

Visit Maitland Events

Sports and activities

Maitland residents love sport and fitness. 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.

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

If you are looking to volunteer there is an opportunity to suit every interest 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 Maitland Town Hall, Maitland Park or Maitland Regional Art Gallery.

Find out how to become a citizen

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