Enhancing business and community


Wallsend Town Business Association also known as WOW Wallsend is an avenue for local business people to come together to develop local strategies and manage funded projects aimed at promoting their local business precinct. We are currently seeking expressions of interest to grow our BOARD.

You are automatically a member of your local Business Association if you are reading this email as you have a business or own a commercial property within the boundaries of the identified area where a Special Business Rate Levy is collected. This rate is accumulated from commercial property rates.

There a four Business Improvement Associations; Mayfield, Newcastle CBD, Hamilton, and Wallsend. They are non-for-profit organisations that via a Service Agreement with the City of Newcastle are responsible for the disbursement of up to $100,000 annually for the purposes of beautification, economic development, and promotion of the identified area in each precinct. Mayfield brings you two events each year: Wallsend brings the community Christmas and school holiday events, as well as sponsoring the local Op Shop Trail, Handmade Markets in the Rotunda Park, and other activities throughout the year.

The Association is independent to Council and managed by a centralised, independent Support Person who is appointed by City of Newcastle on a contractual basis to conduct all secretariat work for the Boards. They are all made up of a Board of volunteers from local businesses and the community.

So, if you are a tenant, you are paying the levy in your rent so why not get involved with your local Wallsend Town Business Association and make a difference in your area. No special qualifications needed and only an hour of your time each month for a meeting in Wallsend.

Find out more by emailing us at info@wallsndtown.com.au or follow us on social media Facebook wowwallsendtown  or  Instagram wallsendtown

About us

Wallsend Town Business Association (WTBA) is actively engaged in advocating for business and works closely with the City of Newcastle, political members of the electoral area of Newcastle and any number of stakeholders. This is part of the Association’s commitment to being a proactive and independent organisation that can promote business, actively encouraging greater investment in the area, while also contributing to the ambience and audience appreciation of the precinct.

We work as a cohesive and progressive group of professionals who collaborate, inform and progress the best interests of business in the Wallsend Precinct.

Wallsend Town Gallery - Ladies in Clothing rack

Are you a member?

The Wallsend Town Business Association is a made up of a group of volunteer business owners who are committed to promoting, beautifying and improving the economy for businesses in Wallsend. We welcome your input and invite you to be involved. If you are interested to learn more about the Association and our projects please email us as info@wallsendtown.com.au

To find out more about how we are funded go to https://newcastle.nsw.gov.au/business/supporting-local-business-people/business-improvement-associations/wallsend

Our Board

Executive Board Members
Wayne Rogers – Chair & Public Officer (Iona on Robert)
Julie Pike – Vice Chair (La Petite Hair Salon)
Linda Pinkerton – Treasurer & Secretary (Spellbound Botanics)
Ordinary Board Members
Bianca Bartlett – Community Member
Nathan King – Divalinas
Rhonda Drivas – Wallsend Village
Pauline Sellers – Samaritans

Promotions & Events

Wallsend Town Business Association hosts regular events in conjunction with the City of Newcastle, political members of the electoral area of Newcastle. Our 2022 events scheduled included:

  • Christmas Festival
  • Father’s Day Big BBW
  • Op Shop Trail
  • Business Banter

You can see our events scheduled below, or contact us at info@wallsendtown.com.au.