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To assist community development, Council hosts a number of interagencies — informal networks of government and non-government agencies, service providers and community organisations.

Community Interagency

The Port Stephens Community Interagency provides a forum for all non-government and government services to share information and work collectively towards a better future for people in Port Stephens. It aims builds partnerships between organisations within the community to work together in the pursuit of common goals.

Looking for a support service? Try looking in Council's Community Directory or the Yellow Pages online.

Information Share

Information is shared via our online community noticeboard . If you have information that you would like to share or you would like to receive this email, please contact the Community Development and Engagement Unit at mylink@portstephens.nsw.gov.au

Meeting times and location

Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of every second month (February, April, June, August, October, December) from 8:30 to 10am. Meetings are usually held at Council's Administrative Building, 116 Adelaide Street, Raymond Terrace, in the Committee Meeting Rooms.


Membership to the Port Stephens Interagency is open to all non-government organisations, community groups, community service providers and government agencies servicing the local community, especially those who are socially disadvantaged.

If you would like to receive agendas and minutes please email mylink@portstephens.nsw.gov.au

Cultural Interagency

The Port Stephens Cultural Interagency provides a forum for service providers and other community organisations with an interest in the arts to meet on a quarterly basis to:

  • network, build relationships and identify collaborative opportunities
  • share knowledge and resources
  • discuss local trends and cultural development initiatives.

The arts include a broad cross-section of cultural activity:

  • visual arts
  • performance (theatre, dance, circus)
  • music (choirs, bands, classical)
  • writing, literature and storytelling
  • community and environmental based art.

The cultural interagency is also a forum to learn about and build awareness of broader topics of local cultural significance including Aboriginal culture, events, local history and heritage.

The cultural interagency meets 4 times a year. At each meeting, there is a focus topic and often a guest speaker.