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Beach Patrol

Beach Patrols

Stay safe at the beach these holidays and swim between the flags. Find a patrolled beach near you...

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LG IT Conference

LG IT Conference

Coffs Harbour City Council are organising the 21st Local Government Information Technology Conference from 28 - 30 November 2018.

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MyCoffs Connect

MyCoffs Connect

MyCoffs Connect is a new online space and app for the local community to find out what’s on, join a group, or access services...

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Community Thanked for Marysville Fund-Raising

The Coffs Harbour community has been thanked for its generosity today at a ceremony to mark the opening of MiRA – the new Marysville Information + Regional Artspace...

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Coffs Harbour Joins Statewide Library Funding Push

Coffs Harbour City Council has joined other local councils in a united effort across NSW to call on the State Government to double its funding to help fill a shortfall that threatens...

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Council to Manufacture Bridge Components

In a move that would reduce the cost of installing new concrete bridges on local roads by around 10-20%, Coffs Harbour City Council is to start casting its own concrete bridge components.

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​​​​​​​NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia each July to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. NAIDOC is celebrated not only in Indigenous communities, but by Australians from all walks of life.

The week is a great opportunity to participate in a range of activities and to support your local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community.

The week is a great opportunity to participate in a range of activities and to support our local Aboriginal community here on Gumbaynggirr Country.

As part of the NAIDOC Week celebrations Council and the Yandaarra Aboriginal Consultative Committee hold the Grace Roberts Community Development Awards​ to acknowledge individuals who, like Grace Roberts have made a significant contribution to enhancing the quality of life of Aboriginal people in the Coffs Harbour area.

Each year the Coffs Harbour area enjoys a full week of NAIDOC activities, entertainment, culture and Aboriginal heritage. A calendar of events is coordinated by the committee at CHASE (Coffs Harbour Aboriginal Social Events), and planned with associated organisations and agencies. Events cover sport, food, art and culture and are open to the whole Coffs Harbour Community and all are welcome.

2018 NAIDOC Week celebrations:

NAIDOC Week 2018 will celebrate the invaluable contributions that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women have made – and continue to make - to our communities, our families, our rich history and to our nation.

Under the theme - Because of her, we can! - NAIDOC Week 2018 will be held nationally from Sunday 8 July and continue through to Sunday 15 July.

The NAIDOC Week calendar is packed with events. Below is a taster of some of the week’s exciting activities:

Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th July

What - Naru Surf Gathering
Where - Park Beach from 8am

Sunday 8th July

What - Walk a Mile Sista Style with Deadly Sista Girlz

Where - Jetty Foreshore, 8am

Monday 9th July

What - Official Flag Raising cermony and morning tea

Where - Coffs Harbour City Council Chambers, 9:30am


Tuesday 10th July

What - Galambila Family Fun Day. 

Where - Galambila AMS, 10am

Wednesday 11th July

What - ‘Who You Gunna Call’ Forum - hosted by Mid North Coast Local Health District. An opportunity for community to engage with health service providers and is a fun and relaxing day for all.

Where - Coffs Harbour Showground, 10am – 3pm

Thursday 12th July

What - ‘Caring for Country Planting the Seed’ – hosted by: Coffs Harbour Aboriginal Land Council and BMNAC. This is a chance to learn more about bush native species and help out with important regeneration.

Where - Sealy Lookout, 10am 

Friday 13th July

What - Family Golf Day hosted by Miiyinda La Goori Mens Group

Where - Coffs Harbour Golf Club, 8am

What - Elders luncheon hosted by Deadly Sista Girlz

Where - Boambee Community Centre, 3pm

What - Grace Roberts Community Development Awards

Where - C.EX Coffs, 5.30pm

Saturday 14th July

What - 3 on 3 Basketball Competition

Where - Key Training and Youth Services, West High Street, 9am

Should you require transport or more information regarding these events please call Lachlan Skinner on 0401 239 800.