Blackbutt is an urban region with high density population and services which include retail, light industry, health, education and aged care facilities.

The Calvary Mater Hospital which is supported by the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle is a major health care facility for many who live within the boundaries of the diocese. It offers expert medical care in a variety of advanced fields, particularly cancer services and palliative care.

The Blackbutt Pastoral Region also features the beautiful Blackbutt Reserve - a popular tourism and family destination housing wildlife exhibits, nature trails and children's playgrounds.

The Blackbutt Pastoral Region comprises the following 2 parishes -

These parishes incorporate the following Mass centres (ordered by Suburb) -

These parishes incorporate the following schools -