Maitland is located in the Hunter Valley region of New South Wales, approximately 160km north of Sydney. The township originally consisted of East Maitland, West Maitland and Morpeth, but the three were amalgamated in 1945. There are still courthouses in both East Maitland and Central Maitland. The East Maitland court house is situated on John Street, within walking distance from East Maitland station.
The XPT train service runs regularly between Sydney and Maitland. Alternatively, it is about 3 hours driving from Sydney.