Georgetown is a small suburb close to the CBD. It is a residential area that has good accessibility to local services such as transport, schools and shops.


Joseph Moate acquired land in the general area of Georgetown in 1853. Georgetown began as a residential area for workers from industries like the Copper Smelting Works (Goninans) located near by. By 1880, Georgetown was already described as a prosperous village. Goninans is still running today and the area is used mainly as an affordable residential suburb.

Sport and Recreation

Facilities Georgetown is located near Waratah Park, which is a large facility containing picnic and sporting areas. Schools There are no schools in Georgetown but the suburb borders Callaghan College, Waratah Campus.

Transport Options

Georgetown is well situated for pubic transport, as a number of bus routes frequent the area. The location of the suburb in relation to the CBD and Newcastle’s other large suburbs allows for easy transport.

Commercial Centre

Georgetown has a street of shops (Georgetown Road) linking to the Waratah commercial hub. This provides residents with mixed businesses.

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