Hunter Valley New Residents

Thinking of relocating to Cessnock local government area, to take advantage of all the lifestyle attributes the area has to offer?

Cessnock City Council's adopted Cessnock 2023 Community Strategic Plan set the Community Community’s Vision: “Cessnock will be a cohesive and welcoming community living in an attractive and sustainable rural environment with a diversity of business and employment opportunities supported by accessible infrastructure and services which effectively meet community need”.

In summary, the vision is:


thriving, attractive and welcoming.

You don’t have to love fine wine and superb cuisine to appreciate Cessnock City’s lifestyle advantages. Foremost is Cessnock’s relaxed, rural pace of life. Leave the stress and bustle of the city life behind, while still enjoying all the best aspects of urban culture. Move into one of the many semi-rural lots available in Cessnock’s picturesque villages.

Cessnock City enjoys large expanses of open space, a backdrop of natural and rural scenery makes it easy to unwind and appreciate the peace of our Countryside. However, you are never too far away from a good coffee or the comforts of urban life. Cessnock City has well established health and education facilities, and excellent cultural, sporting venues. Retail is centred around our CBD's in Cessnock, Kurri Kurri and Branxton.

The climate is temperate with mild winters and warm summers. Mean annual temperatures range from a minimum of 11°C to a maximum of 25°C. A variety of housing styles from city residential through to bush hideaway offers something for everyone. Whether you value the character of a heritage home, a rural retreat or want to create your dream home in a green new estate, you’ll find what you’re looking for in the Cessnock LGA – at an affordable price.

Please review the Cessnock New Resident Guide that has been prepared for the Cessnock local goverment area.