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Port Stephens profile

Located on the east coast of Australia about 2 hours north of Sydney, Port Stephens is known for its incredible natural beauty, unique wildlife and strong community spirit. These characteristics make our place an ideal recreation, tourist and retirement destination as well as a great place to live, work and play.

The Worimi people are the traditional owners of the Port Stephens local government area. We value the unique status of Aboriginal people as the custodians of these lands and waters.

We work hard to achieve sustainable social, environmental and economic outcomes for our community. Careful planning maintains a balance between protecting our environment, population growth and economic prosperity.