Coffs Harbour City Council

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Coffs Harbour City


Coffs Harbour City is located on the Mid North Coast of New South Wales. The City encompasses a total land area of nearly 1,200 square kilometres, including substantial areas of national park, state forest, parkland, coastline and beaches. Coffs Harbour City is a predominantly rural area, with expanding residential, rural-residential and resort areas, and some industrial and commercial land use. Settlement is based around the main town of Coffs Harbour, and the townships of Sawtell, Toormina and Woolgoolga, with many small villages and localities along the coast and inland. Much of the rural area is used for timber production and agriculture, particularly banana growing. Tourism is also an important industry, especially along the coast.

Key employment sectors in Coffs Harbour City include retail trade, health care, accommodation and food services, tourism and education. Coffs Harbour City Centre (including Coffs Central) is the City’s major retail centre, with other significant centres being Boambee Central Shopping Centre, Park Beach Plaza and Toormina Gardens shopping centre. Coffs Harbour City features one major public hospital (Coffs Harbour Health Campus) and one small private hospital (Baringa Private Hospital). The City is home to the Coffs Harbour Education Campus (including Southern Cross University and North Coast TAFE NSW), the University of New South Wales Rural Clinical School (Coffs Harbour Campus), and numerous private and public schools.

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NOTE: The land use shown in the map is derived from ABS Mesh Block categories. Mesh Blocks broadly identify land use and are not designed to provide definitive land use. It is purely an indicator of the main planned land use for a Mesh Blocks. For more information please refer to ABS Mesh Block categories.

Transportation Networks

  • Pacific Highway
  • North Coast railway line
  • Coffs Harbour Regional Airport


  • Sydney CBD 540km
  • Brisbane CBD 440km

Major Industrial Precincts

  • Boambee East (north)
  • Coffs Harbour (various locations)
  • North Boambee Valley
  • Toormina
  • Woolgoolga (around Bosworth Road)

Coffs Harbour City Council

economic profile