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Giinagay - Welcome

Living in Coffs Harbour means being a part of a population of 73,000 with all the advantages of city living, but in a beautiful coastal or rural village setting.
Coffs Harbour is a great place to raise a family. In addition to world class education and medical facilities, plus excellent air, road and rail links, the city boasts a wonderful climate and outdoor lifestyle.

Coffs Harbour City Council is actively involved with the community in creating an engaged, thriving and vibrant community and we are very pleased that you have chosen to be a part of it.
Find out more about your new home

Coffs Harbour City Council is so much more than roads, rates and rubbish. Take a look at a typical day in the life of Coffs Harbour City Council Staff and how we work for you - our customers -  to look after the wonderful community and corner of paradise we all call home.

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    Connect With Us

    Find out who we are and what we do to make Coffs Harbour a great place to call home.

    Keep up to date with the latest news, have a say on the future of our City, and see what projects we are currently working on.

    Find Out More
  • Councillors

    Your Councillors

    Nine Councillors, including the Mayor, help run Coffs Harbour City Council. Learn more about them.

    Contact Details
  • Waste Services

    Waste Services

    Coffs Harbour has state-of-the-art waste services. Find out more about what we offer & check on your bin collection day and how to dispose of bulky goods.

    More Info
  • Pets

    Register Your Pet

    Registering your cat or dog allows us to help reunite you with your pet if it should become lost.

    Register Now
  • Libraries


    Coffs Harbour has three popular branches that are so much more than books. As well as tree-books, e-books, movies and music, there are regular children's activities, tutor help for students, an outreach service and local history resources.

    Join the Library
  • Rates

    Your Rates

    Pay your rates online, set up a payment plan, find out more about where your rates go.

    Find Out More
  • Your Home

    Your New Home

    Use Council's online mapping tools, lodge or track a DA, request a purchase or building certificate.

    Find Out More
  • Business

    Your New Business

    Council can help you navigate regulations and requirements with starting a new or running an existing business.

    Find Out More
  • Your Community

    Your Community

    Connect with your community - join a sports or interest group or find out what volunteering opportunities are available.

    Get Involved
  • Your Lifestyle

    Leisure and Lifestyle

    Coffs Harbour is a paradise of parks, cycleways, pools, walking tracks and beaches.

    Find Out More
  • Parks and Facilities

    Community Facilities and Public Spaces

    Council looks after a wide range of community facilities and places including the Jetty Theatre, Art Gallery, Museum, Jetty Foreshores, sports grounds, Botanic Garden, Skateparks and playgrounds. Make the most of new home by finding out what's in your neighbourhood.

    Visit Your Places
  • New residents

    New Resident Information

    If you are new to Coffs Harbour or thinking of making the move you can find further information here about education, health and opportunities for work and investment.

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  • Emergency Information

    Emergency Information

    In the case of an emergency please dial 000. The SES can be contacted on 132 500 and Coffs Harbour Police Station on 02 6691 0799. For emergency road information follow the link below to My Road Info.

    Further Information
  • Forms

    Find a Form

    Your Council has a range of forms and applications for its services and legislative requirements. You can find forms relating to your home, your business or things you need to make the most of your new life here in Coffs Harbour.

    View Online Forms
  • Got an Issue

    Got an Issue

    We are always ready to help. Please contact us if you need assistance or information, want to raise an issue or make a complaint.

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    We are a sustainable community. We have planned our water supply for the future and committed to permanent water conservation measures in our homes.

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