The area surrounding Northcote is home to local sporting teams:
Northcote Swimming & Lifesaving Club Inc. (NSLSC).
Northcote Tigers Football Club.
Northcote Bowls Club.
Northcote United Cricket Club.
Northcote Park Football Club, an Australian Rules football team, competes in the Northern Football League.
Northcote City SC
Golfers play at the course of the Northcote Golf Club on Normanby Avenue, in the neghbouring suburb of Thornbury.
Dennis Cricket club.
Smashed indoor cricket team which is the longest running team at Northcote Indoor Sports. This team is now in its 18th year and was established in 1989 with five of its original members still playing and boasts over 14 grand final appearances.
Wales Street Primary School (Government co-ed primary school)
Westgarth Primary School (Government co-ed primary school)
Northcote Primary School (Government co-ed primary school)
Santa Maria College (Catholic all-girls high school)
Northcote High School (Government co-ed high school)
St. Josephs Primary School
Notable People from Northcote
Keith Allan - murdered lawyer
Lidia Argondizzo - upper house Victorian parliamentarian 2002-2006 and Australia's first Italo-Australian woman Mayor
Josie Arnold - poet, published author and teacher. Inaugural Professor of Writing at Swinburne University of Technology
Phillip Bain - Chief Executive Officer of Northern Division of General Practice, Northcote Mayor and political activist
William Barry - state parliamentarian and Minister. First leader of the Australian Labor Party a party that became the Democratic Labor Party in 1957
Alan Bird - federal parliamentarian and Northcote Mayor and Councillor during his period as a parliamentarian
Cameron Bird - musician from Architecture in Helsinki
Frank Brennan - federal parliamentarian and Attorney General during the Scullin government 1929-1932
Helen Buckingham - upper house Victorian parliamentarian 2002-2006
John Cain (senior) - 34th Victorian Premier
John Cain II - 41st Victorian Premier
Don Chipp - federal parliamentarian, Minister, and founder of the Australian Democrats
Goldsmith Collins - footballer and vexatious litigant
Elisabetta D'Amore - Victorian local government activist
Paul Dempsey - musician, performing solo and with Something for Kate
Scod (Scott Edgar), Yon (Simon Hall) and Gatesy (Steven Gates) - comedians from Tripod (band)
Rex Harcourt - cricket historian and author
Noah Harris - musician from The McQueens
Lucy Hathaway - Labor activist elected as Northcote's first woman councillor in 1975
Kenneth Hayne - High Court Judge
Kon Kondos - first Greek-Australian parliamentary candidate in Victoria, for the Victorian Legislative Assembly Electoral district of Albert Park in 1967
Nick Kotsiras - Liberal Party member of Victorian Legislative Assembly for electoral district of Bulleen since 1999
Bill Lawry - Australian test cricket captain, inducted into the Australian Cricket Hall of Fame in 2010
John Albert Little - Australian Senator
David McComb - musician (ex-The Triffids)
Douglas Nicholls - Aboriginal Church of Christ Pastor, Northcote and Fitzroy footballer, and Governor of South Australia (1976–1977)
Bernard O'Dowd - radical socialist, author, poet and Chief Parliamentary Draughtsman for Victoria. Partner of Marie E.J. Pitt
Marie E.J. Pitt - poet and partner of Bernard O'Dowd. Winner of national song writing competition with Ave Australia in 1944
Peter Tsitas - former senior Northern Territory public servant and Northcote's first Greek-Australian Councillor
Ken Turner - Collingwood footballer
Frank Wilkes - former Leader of the Opposition in Victorian Parliament
Frank Wilson - stage and television actor, television game show host and Logie Award winner
Frank Woodley - comedian from duo Lano and Woodley
Blood Duster - metal band