About our Region
The Mid North Coast comprises an area of 17,218 square kilometres between the Great Divide and the east coast of Australia.
Our region is made up of six local government areas: Coffs Harbour, Bellingen, Nambucca, Kempsey, Port Macquarie – Hastings and Greater Taree. It also includes the World Heritage Area of Lord Howe Island.
The region is home to an array of vibrant, modern and sometimes eclectic townships that attract 5.6 million visitors each year.
The Pacific Highway acts as the main transport artery through the region and puts it within easy reach of Sydney, Newcastle, the Gold Coast and Brisbane.
The Mid North Coast has a population of around 269,000. Fuelled by business opportunity and lifestyle advantages, the population has been growing steadily at 1% p.a. for the past 10 years. The latest forecasts estimate the region to grow to 277,450 by 2021.
The landscape of the Mid North Coast is typified by winding rivers that feed lush hinterland and over one hundred kilometres of pristine beaches. Our region benefits from a high annual rainfall and has been referred to as having the most ideal climate in Australia.
Indigenous culture enjoys a rich presence in our region; which includes the Traditional Nations of the Gumbaynggirr, Dunghutti and Biripi Aboriginal peoples.