Less than five kilometres from Newcastle’s CBD, on the Pacific Highway, is the suburb of Islington.
Mayfield covers the northern border and Maryville is to the east. Hamilton North is at Islington’s south-west border.
Prior to the 1950s, the area was mainly populated by workers taking advantage of the close proximity to the industrial hub of Mayfield and the Ferndale Colliery. Now, Islington offers commercial areas surrounding its residential properties.