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Port Macquarie boasts a thriving and diverse regional economy with strong health, education, construction, manufacturing and retail sectors.

Our welcoming and talented community offers plenty of career, education, business and investment opportunities alongside an enviable and affordable coastal lifestyle that makes it easy to enjoy a healthy work-life balance. The region is serviced by a network of air, road and rail infrastructure. 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. It is an easy four hour drive to Sydney and with regular direct flights to Sydney and Brisbane, business travel is also a breeze.


An abundance of business opportunities and high levels of population growth combined with an idyllic lifestyle and climate makes this regional hub an irresistible destination.  Being such a desirable place to both visit and live, we attract great people. Innovation and entrepreneurship are 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.Significant investment in infrastructure is positioning our region as a burgeoning growth centre with a bright economic outlook. Our region is now considered the top destination for property growth in Australia with estimated growth of a further 20% over the next three years.


With the regional population expected to exceed 100,000 people in the next 20 years, future plans include delivery of a great transport network, world class water and sewer system, new industrial estates with highway exposure, modern housing estates, and ready access to innovative technology.