District 9670 is located midway along the East coast of NSW, Australia. The district runs in a strip averaging 150 kilometres wide east-west across the state almost to the Queensland and South Australian borders.
The principal city is Newcastle, with a city population of 500,000 people. Newcastle is the largest city in the state of NSW outside Sydney and has one of the oldest Rotary Clubs in Australia. Newcastle was formerly the major iron and steel manufacturing location in Australia. It is an important and thriving port (the largest coal exporting port in the world) and its beautiful beaches and temperate climate make it a popular tourist centre. The Lake Macquarie area is an important commercial, holiday and industrial location.