City of Newcastle is currently seeking feedback from people who live, work, and run businesses in Newcastle on whether they support holding a local event day for the Newcastle Show on Friday 3 March 2023.

Every year, City of Newcastle makes an application to the NSW Government for Newcastle Regional Show Day to be declared a Local Event Day, given its significance to the local community.

Over the past few years, Newcastle Show Day has been declared either a local public holiday or local event day for the Newcastle and Lake Macquarie local government areas.

A Local Event Day is not a public holiday but can be considered as one, for those employees in the area who have agreed to observe the day in their relevant industrial agreement and any other employers who want to participate.

The Newcastle Show will be held from Friday 3 March until Sunday 5 March 2022 at the Newcastle Regional Showground at Broadmeadow. For more information, go to

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Thanks for having your say. Public exhibition has now closed and we're currently reviewing your feedback.

Council will review all community feedback before making an application to the NSW Government. All feedback will be taken into consideration.

For more information on Local Event Days, please contact the Department of Industrial Relations or call 131 628.

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