Suburb Profile: Lambton NSW


Lambton was incorporated as a Municipality on 24 June 1871, having originally been established as a coal-mining township. The 1891 Census gave the population as 3,434.

It was the first municipality in Newcastle district to be lit by electric light a fact immortalised by local singer songwriter Bob Corbett with his sing – “The Lambton Lights”

By 1901, the town included 14 churches, a Music Hall, Assembly Rooms, a Temperance Hall, a Mechanics’ Institute, Miners’ Institute, a Post, Telegraph and Money Order Office, a Savings Bank, Court House, Fire Brigade, Council Chambers, and fine public schools.

In 1938 an Act of the New South Wales Parliament created a “City of Greater Newcastle”, incorporating 11 municipalities into one local government area, including Lambton.

Today the suburb is located 8 kilometres (5.0 mi) from Newcastle’s central business district, with the major arterial roads of Griffiths RD / Newcastle RD, Turton RD and Croudace St forming some of its boundaries.

North Lambton is the neighbouring suburb to the north of Newcastle RD, providing housing to approximately 3,000 people in addition to Lambton’s population of around 5,000.

Lambton has a strong Community with several active community groups in the area.  The area has its own Multicultural Neighbourhood Centre.

Several community street libraries have been set up, catering for both children and adults



North Lambton

Real Estate Property; Lambton, Newcastle

Suburb Profile Report For Lambton, NSW, 2299

With an estimated Resident Population of 5,017 (2019), Lambton is very popular among families due to a strong supply of family sized properties. The suburb also caters to students at Newcastle University and professionals taking advantage of smaller units in the area.

The suburb provides a diverse range of properties, from timber cottages and older federation homes, to more modern homes resulting from subdivisions or knock down-rebuild projects.

There are also townhouses and new apartments being built in the area, as developers take advantage or some larger parcels of land coming to the market in recent years.

Sales of renovated timber cottages have led the increase in median prices in the area since 2016 as buyers found it significantly increased the market value. Many of these properties now boast 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, with modern kitchens and outdoor areas.

Lambton House: Median price $667,500, Annual capital growth 5.48%, Weekly median advertised rent $450

Lambton Unit: Median price $460,000, Annual capital growth 5.16%, Weekly median advertised rent $350

Monthly data update for July 2020 as supplied by CoreLogic. Data is reported to the period ending April 2020.

Real Estate Property; North Lambton, Newcastle

Suburb Profile Report For North Lambton, NSW, 2299

Located to the North of Newcastle road, North Lambton adds an Estimated Resident Population (2019) of 3,667 to the area.

Located along a ridge, some streets provide pleasant valley views towards the city and others towards the mountain range to the west.  The suburb reaches to the north with easy access to the University of Newcastle.

Housing stock varies from timber cottages, mid-century homes to newer properties resulting from knock down – rebuild projects.

Developers are taking advantage of larger blocks to add townhouse and duplex stock to the area.

North Lambton House: Median price $558,000, Annual capital growth 5.40%, Weekly median advertised rent $420

Monthly data update for July 2020 as supplied by CoreLogic. Data is reported to the period ending April 2020.

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Sport and Recreation: Lambton, North Lambton; Newcastle

Recreation Attractions: Lambton Area, Newcastle

One of the great attractions of the town centre is the magnificent Lambton Park, which contains a 19th-century bandstand (renovated since, and better known to locals as “The Rotunda”), children’s play area, bowling greens, tennis courts, cricket, soccer and rugby league fields, Olympic size swimming pool, diving pool, children and toddler pools, and beautiful gardens.


Lambton Park

Address:          Cnr Elder and Morehead Streets, Lambton 2299

Facilities:         Toilets, Parking, Playground, BBQ, Seating, Tables

Activity:           This playground has equipment including a rope climbing ball, a roundabout, a small play house, swingset, slides and water play equipment. There is a track where kids can ride bikes and scooters and plenty of grass to run around on. Not forgetting, of course, the historical rotunda.

Johnson Park

Address:          Wyong Road, Lambton 2299

Facilities:         Parking, Playground, Seating

Activity:           At this small playground you will find a fort with slide, a swingset, a spring rider and bench seating nearby.

North Lambton

Hillview Playground

Address:              Morehead Street, Lambton North 2299

Facilities:              Playground, Seating, Tables

Activity:                A small playground with equipment including a swing set, fort with slide, climbers and monkey bars, and spring riders. There is also an unsheltered picnic table.

Pilkington Street Reserve

Address:              Cnr Pilkington and Michael Streets, Lambton North 2299

Facilities:              Parking, Playground, Seating, Tables, Enclosed Grounds

Activity:                Fenced off from the road, this playground features a fort with slide, a swing set and two spring riders. There is also a picnic table and bench seat.

Dog Off-Leash Areas

Acacia Avenue reserve                                 

Address:              Acacia Ave, Alnwick Rd, North Lambton NSW 2299

Facilities:              1.5 Hectares of Fenced area for dogs. Separate areas for big and little pooches including additional natural shade, shelter and seating for owners, plus drinking water for their four-legged friends.

Michael St Reserve

Address:              Michael St Lambton, North Lambton

Facilities:              Park with off leash are for dogs. Not fenced.

Neighbouring Suburbs

New Lambton:

Alder Park

Address:              128 Bridges Road, New Lambton 2305

Facilities:              Parking, Playground, Seating

Activity:                The playground at Alder Park features a swing set, a fort with slide and rope climbing wall, and a spring rider. Bench seating available. See also Sportsgrounds and Facilities

Blackbutt Reserve

Address:              Lookout Road, Carnley Avenue and Freyburg Street, New Lambton 2305

Facilities:              Toilets, Parking, Playground, Accessibility Toilet, BBQ, Seating, Tables

Gwydir Park

Address:              9 Gwydir Street, New Lambton 2305

Facilities:              Playground

Activity :               Located on Gwydir Street you will find a swing-set and a large grassed area to run around.


Braye Park

Address:              68 Clarence Road, Waratah 2298

Facilities:              Playground, Bubbler, Seating, Tables

Activity:                Playground and large open grass area with sheltered picnic tables.

Time Restricted Off Leash Areas (Dogs): Sunrise to 9am, 5pm to sunset.

Cameron Park

Address:              148 Christo Road, Waratah 2298

Facilities:              Playground, Public Toilets

Activity:                Playground and open grass area.

Coolamin Road Reserve

Address:              33 Coolamin Road, Waratah 2298

Facilities:              Playground, Seating, Playground (Shaded)

Activity:                Playground.

Waratah Park

Address:              2 Young Street, Waratah 2298

Facilities:              Parking, Playground, Seating, Public Toilets

Activity:                Playground with open grass area.

Sporting Grounds: Lambton Area, Newcastle

Historically Lambton has played an important part in the sporting history of the Hunter Region, having been the location of the first organised soccer match played in Australia between miners from Lambton and miners from Weston.  Newcastle’s oldest rugby league football club “Western Suburbs (NCLE) Rosella’s” was formed at Smiths Pub (also known as “Snake Gully” and “Bar 121”)

Adjacent to Lambton Park is Lambton Swimming Pool.

Lambton Swimming Pool

Address:              102 Durham Rd, Lambton

Features;             Offers a large range of aquatics, leisure and sporting options for the entire community. The large outdoor facility is complete with diving pool, 100m water slide, full service cafe and a host of programs and services.

Facilities:              spectator grandstand, grassed areas, bbqs and shaded seating, heated showers, Kiosk, off-street and disabled parking.


Blackley Oval

Address:              2 Monash Road, Lambton

Features:             Football (Soccer) Field, Cricket Wicket (Turf Wicket)

Facilities:              Toilets, Canteen, Dressing Sheds, Floodlights

Harker Memorial Oval

Address:              Hobart Road, Lambton

Features:             Rugby League Field, Cricket Nets, Cricket Wicket (Turf Wicket)

Facilities:              Toilets, Accessibility Toilet, Canteen, Dressing Sheds, Grandstand, Floodlights,

Harry Edwards Oval

Address:              Karoola Road, Lambton

Features:             Football (Soccer) Field, Cricket Field (Synthetic Wicket), Tennis Court/s

Facilities:              Toilets, Canteen, Dressing Sheds Enclosed Grounds

Johnson Park

Address:              10 Bindera Road, Lambton

Features:             Cricket Field (Synthetic Wicket)

Facilities:              Toilets, Playground

Kentish Oval

Address:              Womboin Road, Lambton 2305

Features:             Netball courts, Rugby League Field, Cricket Field (Synthetic Wicket), OzTag Field

Facilities:              Toilets, Playground, Floodlights

Lambton Park

Address:              50 Howe Street, Lambton  2299

Features:             Football (Soccer) Field, Cricket Nets, Cricket Wicket (Turf Wicket)

Facilities:              Public Toilets

Lambton Park Tennis Courts

Address:              Morehead & Elder Street, Lambton  2299

Features:             Tennis Court/s

Activity:                Enquiries on availability and bookings are managed by Lambton Park Tennis Club

Lewis Oval

Address:              27 Grainger Street, Lambton  2299

Features:             Cricket Field (Synthetic Wicket)

Facilities:              Toilets

Neighbouring Suburbs


Waratah Park No. 1 – 5

Address:              2 Young Street, Waratah 2298

Features:             Rugby League Field, Cricket Wicket (Turf Wicket), Rugby Union Field, Oz-Tag Field, Touch Field, Football (Soccer) Field, Cricket Field (Synthetic Wicket),

Facilities:              Toilets, Parking, Canteen, Dressing Sheds, Grandstand, Floodlights, Enclosed Grounds

Waratah West;

Thomas Percy Oval

Address:              36 Allowah Street, Waratah West 2298

Features:             Football (Soccer) Field

Facilities:              Toilets, Canteen, Dressing Sheds

Shopping: Lambton, North Lambton; Newcastle

Centred along the perpendicular streets of Elder and Moorehead, the Lambton precinct has a strong heritage having served the district since the area had its own council and individual town identity in the 1880’s. Comprising a variety of small businesses including retail and services and Newcastle City Council Free parking in De Vitre St, this street shopping precinct caters to  family’s daily needs.

Car services;

Rudi’s Auto Service, Steve Koulis Smash Repairs, Menke Auto Renewals, Hawkins Mechanical Repairs, BBT Jap Parts, ARB – Auto Parts, Hunter Valley Kombi – Kombi Campers – Camper and Wedding car hire,

Medical Services;

Lambton Dermatology, Bull Nigel Dr (GP), Dr. Anil Koshy (Proctologist), Ruddell T J (Ophthalmologist), Lambton Physiotherapy & Sports Medicine, Douglass Hanly Moir Lambton Collection Centre – Pathologist

Business Services;

Appleton Law, Kelly’s Finance Group Pty Ltd, All Together Finance, Element Accountants & Advisors, RI Advice – Financial consultant, Lambton Law PTY Ltd., Hann Insurance Brokers,


Newcastle Perm ATM,

Other services

Greencross Vets Lambton, Bowe’s IT Solutions,

Glow Beauty – Beauty Salon, Luxe Hair Spa – Hail Salon, Jillian’s Essence of Beauty -Beauty Salon, Elite Hair & Beauty,


Simpson Shoes, Sobelle Living – Gift Shop, Glorius- Women’s fashion, Memory Lane Antiques & Décor,

Lambton also has a Post Office and Library branch for Newcastle City Library.

Neighbouring Suburbs

Waratah;             Waratah Village: located on Turton Road, The Village has K-Mart and Coles and a variety of small shops catering to local shopping including Post Office, banking, bakeries, chemists, MyCar (formerly Kmart Tyres Centre), cafes, Hairdressers and a Medical surgery. (2.3km/5 mins)

Waratah;             Bridge St and Station St, have additional local services and small businesses.

Mayfield;             Maitland Road shopping precinct (4.4kms/9 mins)

Georgetown;     Georgetown Road shopping precinct (2.2km/6 mins)

Jesmond;            Stockland Shopping Centre, Bluegum Road (2.5kms/6 mins)

Large Suburban Shopping Centres are located at Newcastle West (Marketown – 6 km / 12 mins).

Westfield Kotara (4.1km /10 mins); Charlestown Square (7.1 km/12 mins).

Entertainment: Lambton, North Lambton; Newcastle

Unique offering

Lizotte’s Restaurant:         Live n Cookin’ @ Lizotte’s … Look Who’s Coming To Dinner

Buzzing theatre venue & bistro presenting national & international music acts, plus a global menu. Also Live and Local monthly featuring local acts.

Pubs/Bars/Clubs: Lambton, North Lambton; Newcastle Lambton:

The Mark Hotel:              Well liked local Pub with a well-priced Bistro that caters to all tastes.

Lambton Park Hotel:      A community focused hotel, which aims to provide the neighbourhood of Lambton with a friendly, welcoming & relaxed hotel atmosphere that all can enjoy

Northumberland Hotel: Local pub with bistro and some hotel rooms above.

Lambton Bowling Club: Located directly behind Lambton Swimming Pool, the LBC overlooks the prestigious Lambton park. The Club offers social and competitive Lawn Bowls, regular Bingo, Zumba and Pilates classes, Raffles and Darts competitions. The Bistro provides Club meals with the option of Takeaway available.

Neighbouring Suburbs


The Royal Inn:                   A local pub welcoming to family and friends, with community spirit. Bistro   has a range of meals with Daily specials.

Town Hall Hotel:              Having operated continuously as a hotel since 1866, the Town Hall Hotel is a great suburban pub with a warm friendly atmosphere which has just undergone a complete refurbishment in 2019. There’s now something for everyone with a cosy Beer Garden, Public Bar, Bistro, VIP Lounge, TAB, KENO and off-street parking. 

New Lambton:      

The Duke Of Wellington:             Bistro, functions catered for and accommodation available.

General Roberts Hotel: Featuring General Roberts Bistro, and accommodation.

Wests New Lambton:     offers the local community a whole host of dining and bar options, as well as regular entertainment and live music. In terms of food, Wests New Lambton is home to dining options including Chophouse Grill and Emerald Gardens, as well as the Wests Food Court offering dining options including The Grill and New Beijing. The Hopsmith Bar on level one complements the club bar downstairs, while free live music is offered most weekends. The Club also offers numerous entertainment options for members and guests, including shows, Platinum TAB and Keno Lounge. Wests also offers a full weekly schedule of traditional Club entertainment including bingo, housie, hoi and raffles.


The Sunnyside Tavern:  Bar, Bistro, Functions and Accommodation with shared and en-suite bathrooms.

Restaurants/Cafes: Lambton, North Lambton; Newcastle Lambton

Marlin’s Takeaway;         Fish and Chips and burgers.

Erawan Thai and Western Restaurant;    Asian and Thai food, eat in or take away, delivery available.

Williams Artisan Bread & Espresso;          Open for breakfast and lunch and all day tea and coffees.

Lambton Take Away;      Asian noodle take away

Lambton Park Tearooms;              Located in the Memorial Baby Health Centre, tea rooms with cakes and coffee.

Neighbouring Suburbs;

Waratah Village:         A variety of coffee shops and cafes, fast food and take-aways.

New Lambton:

Gandha’s Indian Restaurant; Andy’s Fish & Chip Shop; Too Hands; Paul’s Asian Affair; Corner Lane Espresso; Sushi for you; Hunter Gourmet Pizza – New Lambton; Toronthai New Lambton; The Blind Baker; Chaddie’s on Regent; KungFu Noodle New Lambton; Domino’s Pizza New Lambton; New Lambton Hot Bread Shop;

Education: Lambton, North Lambton; Newcastle

Public Schools

Please refer to The Department of Education for specific school designated intake areas according to your residential address.

Primary Schools:

Lambton Public School – Croudace St, Lambton

Neighbouring Schools that may include Lambton, Lambton North, in their Intake Areas;

Waratah Public School – Lambton Rd, Waratah

Waratah West Public School – Leonora Parade, Waratah

Hamilton North Public School – 34 Jackson St, Broadmeadow

New Lambton Public School – Regent St, Lambton

Heaton Public School – Janet St, Jesmond

Catholic Schools

St John’s Primary School – Dickson St, Lambton

Neighbouring Suburbs

Corpus Christi Primary School – Platt St, Waratah

St Therese’s Primary School – Burke St, New Lambton

Private Schools


St Philip’s Christian College Newcastle – High St, Waratah

Neighbouring Suburbs

Hunter Christian School – Kerr St & Bull St, Mayfield

Secondary Schools

NSW Public schools;

Designated High School for Lambton Primary schools,

Lambton High School – Young Rd, Lambton

Neighbouring Suburbs

Callaghan College Waratah Technology Campus – Turton Rd, Waratah

Callaghan College Jesmond Campus – Senior Students, Jesmond St, Jesmond

Newcastle Middle School – 151 Christo Rd, Waratah (Providing quality teaching and learning programs for students Years 5 to 8 with moderate to severe disabilities.)

Newcastle Senior School – 66 Harriet St, Waratah (Creates quality educational pathways for students with significant disabilities.)

Catholic Schools:

St Clemente High School, Mayfield –

Neighbouring Suburbs

St Francis Xavier’s College (Senior College Years 11 & 12) – 286 Parkway Avenue, HAMILTON, 2303

Private Schools;

Neighbouring Suburbs

St Philip’s Christian College Newcastle – High St, Waratah

St Philip’s Christian College DALE – 98 Georgetown Rd, Waratah (a Dynamic Alternative Learning Environment for students in Years 3 – 11 who have an Autism Spectrum Disorder, social and emotional difficulties or a mild intellectual disability)

St Philip’s Christian College DALE Young Parents – an accredited Special Assistance School for young mums and dads.

Hunter Christian School – Kerr St & Bull St, Mayfield

Preschool Education


KU Children’s Services – Pearson St, Lambton

Neighbouring suburbs

Jumping Jacks Community Preschool Inc- Lambton Rd, New Lambton

Waratah Preschool – Lambton Rd, Waratah (Within Waratah Public School)

Narnia Christian Preschool and Early Childhood Centre – High St, Waratah

KU Mayfield Preschool – 9 Park St, Mayfield

The Hub Preschool Mayfield -121 Hanbury St, Mayfield

Jesmond Community Preschool – Janet St, Jesmond

Kinda Kapers Tighes Hill

KU Wickham Preschool – 18A Albert St, Wickham

Early Childhood Learning Centres (Long Day Care)


Elder Street Early Childhood Centre – Elder St, Lambton

Lambton Early Learning Centre – Pearson St, Lambton

Lambton Family Day Care -Family day care service – Newcastle Rd, Lambton

Neighbouring Suburbs

Narnia Christian Preschool and Early Childhood Centre – High St, Waratah

Bright Buttons Early Learning Centre – Kahibah Rd, Waratah

Blinkies Early Education Centre – Hawkins St, New Lambton

Busy Bees at New Lambton – Lambton Rd, New Lambton

Goodstart Early Learning New Lambton – Lambton Rd, New Lambton

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