Newcastle, NSW

The ICAN Cities Appeal was endorsed unanimously by the City of Newcastle on 26 February, 2019.

City of Newcastle Commitment Statement:

“City of Newcastle is deeply concerned about the grave threat that nuclear weapons post to communities throughout the world. We firmly believe that our residents have the right to live in a world free from this threat. Any use of nuclear weapons, where deliberate or accidental, would have catastrophic, far-reaching and long-lasting consequences for our people and the environment. Therefore, we warmly welcome the adoption of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons by the United Nations in 2017, and we call on our national government to sign and ratify it without delay.”

Councillors: Cr Byrne, Cr Clausen, Cr Duncan, Cr Dunn, Cr Nelmes, Cr White and Cr Winney-Baartz.


Image: ICAN Australia board member Dr Sue Wareham delivers an ICAN flag to the Lord Mayor of Newcastle, Nuatali Nelmes.



The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) is a coalition of non-governmental organisations in more than one hundred countries promoting adherence to and implementation of the treaty.

ICAN was awarded the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize for our work to raise awareness of the devastating humanitarian impacts of nuclear weapons and for our role in achieving the treaty.