With lockdowns being extended, local businesses are doing it tougher than ever. So we’ve put together this handy guide of places that are open and providing goods and services while we’re living under stay home orders.

We’re encouraging everyone to shop local and if you own a business that is still operating, click the button below to register for inclusion on this page.

Food & Restaurants

Alroy Bistro
8-14 Dorsman Drive, Singleton Heights

Wed-Sun 5 pm-8 pm. The best in Asian and Chinese food.

Babylon Newcastle
145 King St, Newcastle NSW 2300

Food and cocktails delivered to your door.

Beauford Hotel
9 Maitland Rd, Mayfield NSW 2304

Pub favourites delivered to your door.

Bettys Burgers
11 Perkins St, Newcastle NSW 2300

Betty’s Burgers & Concrete Co. is a classic burger shack, serving the freshest, juiciest and mouth-watering burgers around.

Bostin Brew Co
89/93 City Rd, Merewether NSW 2291

Drive-thru coffee van now set up in car park. Open every day from 7 am.

1E Cooper St, Cessnock NSW 2325

Burgers & Specialty Coffee in Hunter Valley’s Cessnock City.

Carrington Bowling Club
1C Cowper St N, Carrington NSW 2294

Growlers of beer and great food.

Cold Rock
54 Beaumont St, Hamilton NSW 2303

Cold Rock Ice Creamery is an Australian-owned ice cream parlour chain. The company’s main product is centred arounds customers choosing combinations of Ice Cream and various other confectionaries, which are mixed together in front of you within their store.

Edgie eats
3/25 Irving Street Edgeworth 2285

Tuesday-Sunday from 10.30 am -8 pm. Not just your regular takeaway shop. We sell big and sometimes crazy burgers, loaded fries, schnitzels, wings, wraps and more!

The Grateful Thai
Charlestown square opposite Big W

7 days 5 pm to 8 pm. Thai food, pick up & delivery.

The Humble Thai
27 King St Newcastle

Wed-Mon 5 pm to 8 pm. Thai food, pick up & delivery.

The Junction Chinese Takeaway
193 Union Street The Junction

Tuesday to Sunday (11:30-2 pm and 4:30-8:30 pm). Takeaway Chinese food.

Muchos Mexican
9/50 Glebe Rd The Junction 2291

From 5 pm daily.

Neighbours On Market
2 Market St, Newcastle NSW 2300

LOCKDOWN BRUNCH PACKS: Pre-Order for pick up at Neighbours every day from 8 am – 1 pm

Oh My Papa
11 Perkins st. Newcastle (opposite Woolworth’s metro)

Fri-Sun 5 pm to 8 pm. Asian fusion food, pick up & delivery.

Piazza Mercato
231 Hunter St, Newcastle NSW 2300

From slices of cured meat you can’t find at your typical deli to generous serves of slow-cooked ragu with house-made pasta, our unfussy food centres on fresh ingredients and flavour.

Ribs & Pizza on Glebe
548 Glebe Rd, Adamstown NSW 2289

Formerly Adam’s Ribs & Pizza,we’re continuing the best flavours in Newcastle. Order via phone or text.

Star Hotel
410 King St, Newcastle West NSW 2302

Get your tap beer and cocktails till 6pm. Over a litre of fresh tap beer from $10 and a range of Cocktails $10.

Surtaj Indian Restaurant
265 Hunter Street NEWCASTLE NSW 2300

Monday to Saturday 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm (Lockdown opening hours) Serving Authentic North Indian food since 1995 on Hunter Street. The family-run business is open for takeaway and also available on Uber Eats and Menulog (takeaway is preferred).

Tasty Bites Cafe
2/166 Hannell St Wickham (Cnr The Avenue)

7 am-2 pm Monday to Friday. Takeaway hot food, fresh sandwiches and wraps, Schnitzel wraps, coffee, milkshakes. Egg and bacon roll with medium Coffee deal $10.

Vinny’s Takeaway
41 Georgetown Rd, Georgetown NSW 2298

Fresh hand-cut chips, golden-brown chicken schnitzel wraps and the best burgers in town. All prepared daily and always delivered with a friendly smile.

Health & wellbeing

Aspire Boxing Health & Fitness
3 Bells Close TENAMBIT 2323
Run daily live online classes.

We run daily online classes which run 30 or 60mins, from HITT, Endurance and Boxing Classes. I focus on 3 things, exercise, nutrition and mindset with the online program.

Highlite Fitness
17 Darby St, Newcastle NSW 2300
Monday to Friday (5 am to 7pm), Saturday (6 am to 9am)

Highlite Fitness is a group fitness gym in Newcastle NSW. Specialising in tailor-made HIIT Group Fitness Classes. 45 minute sessions. Burn calories, make friends and smash goals. Claim your free trial and meet our friendly Newcastle Personal Training Staff. No long term contracts.

Piggott’s Pharmacy

Piggott’s Pharmacies – Conveniently located at Blackbutt, Branxton, Lambton, Hamilton, Huntlee and Merewether (OPEN 7 DAYS) Local+Caring+Service – Ask Piggott’s!

Silk Face Masks

Locally handmade silk face masks with nose wire, filter pocket and adjustable elastic. Soft and comfortable.

Scrubba Body

Natural, vegan & cruelty-free skincare & bath essentials, handmade in Newcastle.


Curtis Cleans Newcastle

8 am – 7 pm. Domestic cleaning (regular or once-off), end of lease, post-construction and renovation cleans, carpet cleaning, pest control, general maintenance and minor repairs, lawn maintenance and rubbish removal, mould cleans, window and wall cleans, external pressure washing.

Party Supplies

Glitz N Twists

8 am-6 pm 7 days – Balloon Deliveries to Maitland, Newcastle area FREE LOCAL DELIVERY FOR ORDERS OVER $50

Media, Music & Entertainment

Declan Norris Media Solutions
Newcastle, NSW

Photography & Videography Services

Marmalade Sky Music
110 Scott Street, Newcastle

Monday to Friday 1 pm to 8:30 pm We offer music tuition and collaborative music services. During the lockdown, we have offered online singing, guitar and keyboard lessons, but we hope to expand on these services in future.

Newcastle Theatre Company
90 De Vitre Street Lambton

Office: 3 pm to 6 pm Monday to Friday. Theatrical entertainment


Wallsend Vet Newcastle
8 Kemp St, Wallsend NSW 2287

Our dedicated team in the heart of the Hunter works to keep your pet happy and healthy

Building & renovations

Novale Bathroom Renovations Newcastle

Are you ready to turn your dream into reality with a stunning Novalé bathroom renovation? We’re ready to get started when you are, but before you jump in why not have a friendly chat with us first?


All Four X 4 Spares
10 McDougall St, Kotara NSW 2289

We specialise in Toyota, Nissan, Land Rover, Range Rover, Landcruiser & other 4WD makes. Shop online today!

355 Hillsborough Rd, Warners Bay NSW 2282

A wholesale food store and provide an organic food, bread making supplies and gluten free coeliac foods in Newcastle. Call us today!

Hiss & Crackle
117 Nelson Street Wallsend NSW 2287

Shop via our online Record store.

Nextra Marketown
Shop 8 Marketown Shopping Centre

Monday – Friday 7:30-5 pm Saturday 7:30-3 Sunday 7:30-2:30. Children’s toys, puzzles, books, gifts, art supplies, magazines, newspapers.

Oz Para Tech

Paranormal Ghost Hunting Equipment

Qs Books
115 Beaumont St, Hamilton Facebook

IT Services

DYN I.T. Solutions
13 Cobbin Parade Belmont NSW 2280

I.T. Services to businesses of any size. Streamline your I.T. with DYN I.T. Solutions

Legal & Conveyancing

eConveyancing NSW

9 am to 5 pm. Conveyancing Services

Hamilton Janke Lawyers
2 Dick St, Newcastle West NSW 2302

24/7 Legal services for criminal and traffic offences.

3/12 Ken Tubman Drive, Maitland, NSW 2320
Mon to Fri: 9 am – 5pm

Criminal Lawyers and Traffic Lawyers

Kelly Mediation & Assessment Services
13a Fitzroy Street, Tamworth, NSW 2340
Mon to Fri: 9 am – 5pm

Mediation services and foster care assessment services.


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The Resolution Hub
Suite 1, 41 Charles Street Warners Bay NSW 2282

9:00 am – 5:30pm. Legal services, external General Legal Counsel, Mediation, Conciliation & Collaborative Law, Dispute resolution and Conflict Management and Litigation.

RM Legal and Conveyancing
53 Elwell Close, Beresfield, NSW

9 to 5:00 pm. We manage and guide people in through and the process of buying and selling property. This includes all the property legal work, known as conveyancing.

W & Co. Lawyers
103/161 King Street Newcastle NSW 2300

Initial Phone Consultation is Free. W & Co. Lawyers is a Newcastle based law firm, specialising in criminal and traffic law. We understand that being charged with an offence can be overwhelming. We’re committed to guiding you through the court process and implementing a personalised strategy to help you achieve the best possible outcome.