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Online DAs only from January 1

The NSW Government has mandated that all Development Applications lodged with us must be through the NSW Online Planning Portal from 1 January 2021 ...

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SEnergy Advice Service

Energy Advice Service

Council has partnered with the Australian Energy Foundation to provide you with independent energy advice...

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Local Emergencies Disaster Dashboard

Council has a Disaster Dashboard to help you prepare for, cope and recover from any local emergency...

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Council Recognised in Major State Awards

Council’s people-centred approach to helping the community recover from the 2019 bushfires and the COVID-19 pandemic saw us reach the finals of the 2021 NSW Local Government Excellence Awards...

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Council Powering Ahead with Energy Goals

Switching to electric vehicles using renewable power and expanding our rollout of solar power are among the proposals that will help us reach our renewable energy and emissions reductions goals for 2030...

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STILL: National Still Life Award 2021 Finalists Announced

Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery has unveiled its shortlist of finalists from a record number of entries by artists across Australia, all vying for the $30,000 prize, Still: National Still Life Award 2021...

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Giinagay - Welcome

Living in Coffs Harbour means being 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 part of it.

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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.



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.

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

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​Registering your cat or dog allows us to help reunite you and your pet if they become lost.

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​Coffs Harbour has three popular library 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.

You can find out more and join the library here.


​Pay your rates online, have your notices emailed to you, set up a payment plan and find answers to all your questions.

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​Use Council's online mapping tools to lodge or track a DA, request a purchase or building certificate. You can also find out information about swimming pool safety, clearing vegetation and search Council's forms.

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

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

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

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​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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​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.

You can also access online Emergency Information (including updates on Changed Conditions) at our Emergency Information and Changed Conditions.


​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. ​

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​We are always ready to help. Please contact us if you need assistance or information, want to raise an issue or make a customer request​. You can call us on 02 6648 4000 or find out other ways to get in touch.


​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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​Coffs Harbour City Council is committed to supporting the community to live lightly and care for our natural environment. The Sustainable Living program delivers a free program of events, workshops, campaigns and nature based tours. To find out how you can get involved follow or subscribe to Our Living Coast and stay connected to the latest news, events and ideas for Sustainable Living.