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Each year, Port Stephens hosts a diverse range of events from small and large sporting events to food and wine festivals, markets, cultural events and business events. These events drive year round visitation, increase visitor spend and provide a unique opportunity to showcase Port Stephens to a national and international audience.

Attracting, facilitating and investing in new events has become a valuable way for Council to support and encourage local economic development, create employment opportunities, promote the unique environmental assets of the destination and encourage infrastructure and facility improvements which enhance the lifestyle of our residents for the long term.

Port Stephens has a wide variety of venues both indoor and outdoor where you can hold events. For advice and assistance on event licensing, sponsorship and marketing we recommend you contact our Tourism and Events Team on (02) 4988 0900 or email events@portstephens.nsw.gov.au.

Top Five reasons to hold your event in Port Stephens!

  1. Port Stephens is only 2.5 hours from Sydney and just 45 minutes from Newcastle
  2. Newcastle Airport is located in Port Stephens and only 20 minutes' drive from all key event locations
  3. Port Stephens is home to a huge variety and range of accommodation product across the destination from budget accommodation, units, hotels, holiday parks and luxury resorts.Port Stephens is surrounded by stunning natural scenery from bays, beaches, sand dunes, national parks and rural landscapes.
  4. A professional events team dedicated to ensuring  a seamless and smooth process when organizing your event in Port Stephens

Draft Economic Development and Tourism Strategy currently on exhibition

Council at its meeting of 27 March 2019 resolved to exhibit the Economic Development and Tourism Strategy from 27 March 2019 to 25 April 2019. Find out more or make a submission.