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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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Swim Between The Flags

Stay safe at the beach this summer by swimming between the red and yellow flags at patrolled beaches...

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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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Live music in City Square extended through March

The Live and Local music series will continue throughout March with musicians scheduled every Wednesday at 10.30am in City Square...

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Construction to Begin on Cultural and Civic Space

Building work on the Cultural and Civic Space is scheduled to start in April following approval of the tender for the construction phase of the project...

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Take a Fly Through Coffs Harbour’s New Cultural and Civic Space

This fly-through video explores the design of Coffs Harbour’s new Cultural and Civic Space project, focusing on the different levels inside of the building...

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Positive Ageing

Our city is home to 15,373 people over the age of 65, as recorded in our last census of 2016. This means the​ proportion of the Coffs Harbour region aged 65 years and older is 22.1%, which is greater than the proportion for New South Wales (16.2%).

We are committed to supporting the active participation of older people within our community on issues relevant to policies, programs, events, facilities and services that impact on the quality of life of older residents living in the Coffs Harbour region.

A Positive Ageing Strategy has been developed to guide best practise on building an age friendly community.

Find local seniors clubs and groups on MyCommunity Directory.

The Australian Government's My Aged Care can give you information and access to aged care services. Did you know people over 65 need to register with My Aged Care to access support services?

There are many different services that may support you to stay in your home. Use the Help at Home finder to search for services in our City.

A Home Care Package provides a coordinated package of services tailored to meet your specific care needs. You will need to arrange an assessment by contacting My Aged Care to receive help at home.

Aged care homes can provide accommodation for you when staying in your own home is no longer the best option. You can search for organisations that provide this accommodation in your area using the aged care home finder.

For more information, contact My Aged Care on 1800 200 422.

NSW Seniors Festival is a week-long celebration in February of each year, and is the largest festival for seniors in the southern hemisphere. Check out how you can get involved and find out what's happening on the Coffs Coast during the festival.