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You can find information on current changes to our programs, services and facilities, necessitated by precautions introduced in the face of the Coronavirus pandemic here...

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Library Online

Online Services

Our Customer Service Centre is temporarily closed however you can still use a range of our online services...

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Disaster Revocery

Bushfire Recovery Portal

Council have created the bushfire recovery portal to ensure that the recovery process is as simple and clear as possible...

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Coronavirus – Coffs Locals Thanked for Cooperation

To help minimise the spread of Coronavirus, local playgrounds, skate parks and outdoor exercise equipment is being made off limits, and there are changes to Lifeguard Services....

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Business Support

Local Business Support Plan Announced

A support package to help alleviate the impacts of the Coronavirus pandemic on local businesses and the community was put forward by Coffs Harbour Mayor...

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Bushfire Recovery

Additional Bushfire Recovery Projects Approved

A further program of bushfire recovery works worth $983, 216 has been approved by Councillors...

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2019 NAIDOC Week 7-14 July theme:

'VOICE. TREATY. TRUTH. Let's work together for a shared future' 

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.

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.

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

At the beginning of the week's events, Council holds a Flag Raising Ceremony and Morning Tea on the Monday morning, with local community partners. On the Friday night of NAIDOC Week, Council and the Yandaarra Aboriginal Consultative Committee present 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.

2019 Grace Roberts Community Development Awards recipients

Grace Roberts Memorial Community Development Award:

  • Brian Bolt
  • Lloyd Lynwood (Winner)
  • Lachlan Skinner

Academic Achievement Award:

  • Michelle Sinclair (Winner) 

Sports Achievement Award:

  • Jada - Lee Brunton
  • Loretta Donovan
  • Lily Pade (Winner)
  • Malakhi Donovan

Youth of the Year Award:

  • Jada - Lee Brunton (Winner)

Arts and Cultural Achievement Award:

  • Wendy Craig
  • Kimberley Duncan (Winner) 

Community Organisation or Business of the Year Award:

  • Yarrawarra Aboriginal Cultural Centre
  • A Break Disability and Respite
  • Naru Surf Gathering
  • Aboriginal Chronic Care - 48 Hour Follow Up Team (Winner)



NAIDOC Week events:

A full schedule of CHASE (Coffs Harbour Aboriginal Social Events) events for NAIDOC week will be available here closer to the week.

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