Charlestown is a suburb of the City of Lake
Macquarie, New South Wales, Australia, and the
largest town within the City. Charlestown is
approximately 10 kilometres (6 mi) west-south-
west of the central business district of Newcastle.
Charlestown has the largest business centre within
the Lake Macquarie city, with a greater turnover
than that of the neighbouring Newcastle CBD.
Charlestown serves as the district's transport hub.