Lake Macquarie History

Share Your Story

Everyone has a story. What's yours?

Here is the chance to tell us and write your own page in Lake Macquarie history.

We would like you to write a story on an aspect of life in Lake Macquarie. It might be a story about an event or incident in your neighbourhood, childhood, school years, socialising outside of school or your working life. It may have happened many years ago or more recently.

We will share your contribution on the Lake Macquarie History website. Become part of our legacy by sharing your journey and the precious memories you want to pass on to future generations. After all, your history is our history and it deserves to be celebrated!


  • Must be on an aspect of Lake Macquarie life or history
  • Open to all regardless of age or place of residence
  • You can make as many submissions as you like, with or without photographs.
  • We reserve the right to screen stories submitted and edit for suitable content before posting on the website.
  • By submitting your story, you give us permission to share your work in digital format on the Lake Macquarie History website and associated websites, and in print format.

Looking for Inspiration?

Look through the stories we already have to see what others have written, or use the following ideas as starters.

  • Where did you work, and what was it like?
  • What was it like growing up in Lake Macquarie?
  • What did you do for fun?
  • Where in Lake Macquarie do you call home? What makes it special?
  • Did you holiday here? Where and what was it like.
  • What object, heirloom, or work of art reminds you most of Lake Macquarie?
  • Are there aspects of Lake Macquarie you believe are hidden in plain sight and should be celebrated?
  • Do you have photographs that show your unique view of Lake Macquarie?
  • How has your Lake Macquarie community changed over the years?
  • Do you have a favourite place to take visitors?

How to submit

Use the feedback link on the right hand side of this page

Email your submissions to [email protected]

Still unsure? Talk to staff at one of our branches or phone the Community History team on (02) 49210446

Acknowledgement of Country

We remember and respect the Ancestors who cared for and nurtured this Country. It is in their footsteps that we travel these lands and waters. Lake Macquarie City Council acknowledges the Awabakal people and Elders past, present and future.

Council acknowledges traditional custodians throughout Australia. We commit to listening deeply to and collaborating with First Peoples in our work.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people should be aware that this website and Council's cultural collections may contain images, voices or names of deceased persons in photographs, film, audio recordings or printed material.

This website may contain place names, opinions and terms that reflect authors' views or those of the period in which the item was written or recorded. These may not be considered appropriate today.

If you experience any issues with the website or its content please contact us [email protected]