Living Here

Living in the Macleay Valley Coast

Are you ready to love life again? You’ll love living in the Macleay Valley Coast – strategically positioned mid-way between Sydney and Brisbane, amidst the coastal regional centres of Coffs Harbour and Port Macquarie. Experience a superior lifestyle in an inviting subtropical climate, filled with old-fashioned country hospitality, pristine beaches, lush forests, fertile farmland and peaceful villages. A region that’s thriving with employment, educational and recreational opportunities.

When you move to the Macleay Valley Coast you can kiss goodbye to the crowds and the traffic jams, but not to all of life’s essential services – which are ready and waiting at your doorstep. Including:


Services include Kempsey Hospital, a state-of-the-art modern medical centre and multiple medical practices. Coffs Harbour hospital, one of the state’s largest outside of Sydney, is only an hour away.


16 primary schools, 4 high schools, numerous preschools and child-care centres, plus the North Coast Institute of TAFE. Southern Cross University also has a campus in Coffs Harbour, and Newcastle University have a campus in Port Macquarie.


The region is home to numerous shopping centres and stores including Big W, Country Target, Woolworths, Coles, IGA, Aldi and many unique specialty stores.

Sport & Recreation

11 licenced clubs, 4 public swimming pools, 10 registered clubs (including Rotary, Lions, Apex, Quota, Probus and View), 4 golf courses, horse and greyhound racing tracks, multiple sports grounds, 14 tennis court complexes and 3 squash complexes.


The Macleay Valley is easily accessible via the Pacific Highway and the North Coast Rail Line. Sydney is 422 km to the south and Brisbane 502 km to the north. Kempsey Airport, located a 10-minute drive west of town, offers a superior facility for charter flights, while regular passenger services are available daily from nearby Port Macquarie and Coffs Harbour airports.

Macleay Valley Welcome Pack

Relocating to the Macleay Valley Coast