Animals and pets
Owning a pet is a rewarding experience, but it's important to know your responsibilities. Find out how to register and microchip your pet, what your responsibilities are in caring for your animal and information about our refuge services.
Our cemeteries are peaceful places for interment and quiet remembrance of your loved ones. Find out the relevant information you will need here.
It's everybody's job to keep Port Stephens safe for our community and those who visit. Get information on alcohol-free areas, what we are doing about preventing crime and what you can do to help with Graffiti.
Port Stephens has numerous parks and reserves where dogs may be exercised off-lead. Find out where you can exercise your dogs on or off lead and the dog prohibited areas.
Dinghy, kayak and canoe storage
If you store your dingy, kayak or canoe on a council reserve you will need to register it with Port Stephens Council.
Get information on what to do before, during and after an emergency in Port Stephens. Our disaster dashboard also provides up-to-date information when in an emergency situation.
Fees and charges
Council charges and recovers approved fees for any services it provides — all fees are outlined in our schedule of fees and charges.
Visit the library to view our large collection of print and online resources, access technology including free Internet and Wi-Fi, or join us at one of our programs, activities and events for children and adults.
Projects and works
Find out more about the current Council road, park, reserve, playground, sporting facility and environmental projects in Port Stephens.
Rates and payments
Find out how to pay your rates in a way that is convenient for you. There's also information on rate charges, how to apply for a pensioner concession or financial hardship, and how to change your address with Council.
Roads and pathways
We maintain roads in Port Stephens. Find out about road closures, maintenance, construction and safety on our roads.
We are committed to safety and accessibility in Port Stephens through parking regulations. Find out what parking options there are in Port Stephens and get information on Smart Parking.
Thrive Kids offers a range of childcare options across the Hunter region to suit your needs - including family day care, out of school hours and vacation care, plus our mobile preschool. Backed by Port Stephens Council, Thrive Kids offers quality childcare services you can trust.
Waste and recycling
Not sure what your red bin is for? Or your yellow bin? Don't know how to dispose of paint, problem waste, chemicals or recyclable products? Unsure of where to take excess waste? Find out more here.