Newcastle Regional Show Day 2024

City of Newcastle is currently seeking feedback from people who live, work, and run businesses in Newcastle on whether they support holding a local public holiday or local event day for the Newcastle Show, on Friday 1 March 2024.

Every year, City of Newcastle makes an application to the NSW Government for Newcastle Regional Show Day to be declared a local public holiday or local event day, given its significance to the local community.

Over the past few years, 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.

A Local Public Holiday is considered a public holiday for all employees whose place of work is within the Newcastle local government area.

The Newcastle Show will be held from Friday 1 March until Sunday 3 March 2024 at the Newcastle Regional Showground at Broadmeadow. For more information, go to

Thanks for having your say!

Thanks for having your say! We're currently reviewing your feedback and will report back soon.

Next steps

Community feedback will be reported to Council before an application is made to the Department. Council will take all submission responses into consideration in making a decision on Newcastle Regional Show Day 2024.

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