Business happens here

We want you to share our great life in Greater Port Macquarie. Simply relax and enjoy all that’s on offer, study, grab a good job with an easy commute, host friends and family, work for yourself or invest where the returns are rewarding. No matter what you choose you will never look back! Welcome to Greater Port Macquarie.


5 reasons to do business here

There are many great reasons to do business here, but here's five of the best:

  1. A thriving economy - we're well known as a holiday destination, but our diversified economy also boasts particularly strong health, education, construction, manufacturing and retail sectors.  Small and large businesses can thrive here.
  2. A lifestyle like no other - attracted to the perfect climate and idyllic lifestyle, sea-changers and tree-changers alike are flocking to the Port Macquarie-Hastings region. Add to this a welcoming community, vibrant culture, arts and food scene, stunning coastal and country living and you have the perfect lifestyle destination.
  3. A strategically located, regional hub - centrally located between Sydney and Brisbane, and serviced with a well developed network of road, rail and air infrastructure, it’s the perfect place to be in business. With regular direct flights to Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne, business travel is also a breeze.
  4. A supportive and innovative business community - being such a desirable place to both visit and live, we attract great people. Innovation and entrepreneurship is well entrenched in the local community, with a number of local business networks and support services attracting membership and participation from businesses of all sizes.
  5. Major projects and big picture planning - we’re planning for growth with the population soon expected to exceed 100,000 people. With that in mind, our planning includes delivery of a great road network, world class water and sewer system, new industrial estates with highway exposure, modern housing estates, and ready access to innovative technology and ideas. 
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    Find out about our Economic Profile, Community Profile, forecasts for the future and a snapshot of our local area - click here

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    Shape of the Future

    Our region has a vibrant, diversified and resilient regional economy for people to Live, Learn, Work, Play and Invest. View a copy of our Business, Investment and Lifestyle Guide - Shape of the future

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    Connect with us

    Talk to the Economic Development team about business, investment and lifestyle choices in our region - call them today on 02 6581 8111.

    For a link to local business networks click here


Locals Tips

Dine Outdoors At Social Grounds Cafe By Lindsay Moller
Grants Beach Awaits By Matt Cramer
The Path Less Travelled By Matt Cramer

Cafe Lifestyle

The region has a diverse range of espresso bars and cafes where you can get your daily cuppa and tantalise your tastebuds.  No holiday is complete without doing the hard yards to discover a favourite! So warm up your appetite and get out there and start testing them out today!

Beach Guide

The pristine white sand beaches are a drawcard for visitors and residents alike.  Whether you’re looking for the ideal spot for a leisurely family picnic, a weekend BBQ with friends, a long lazy afternoon, the chance to get your 4WD off the highway and onto the sand, or an opportunity to learn how to surf - a day at the beach is just what you need.

Hinterland Delights

Drive through rich green pastures and quiet villages to waterfalls and picnic spots, go bush walking, horse riding, mountain and trail biking, or visit a producer at the farm-gate.  The hinterland offers many delights for those keen to explore...

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