The coastal resort town of Coffs Harbour is known for its banana plantations, mild climate, beaches and fishing. Toormina is a southern suburb of Coffs Harbour.
Located on the north coast of NSW, Coffs Harbour is 525 km (5.5 hr drive) from Sydney and 389 km (4.5 hr drive) to Brisbane. It is 153 km (1.6 hr drive) from the major regional centre of Port Macquarie.
The suburb of Toormina is 9 km (10 min drive) from the centre of Coffs Harbour.
Coffs Harbour Airport is located 4 km south of the Coffs Harbour town centre. The airport is serviced by Fly Corporate (flights to Brisbane), Tiger Air (flights to Melbourne and Sydney), Qantas (flights to Sydney) and Virgin Australia (flights to Sydney).
Coffs Harbour is serviced by NSW TrainLink with northbound trains to Brisbane and southbound trains to Sydney daily.
The population of Coffs Harbour - Toormina is almost than 55,000 people, the median age of residents is 44 years. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people make up approximately 6% of the population.
Coffs Harbour Health Campus was built in 2001 and is the major referral hospital for the Coffs Network of the Mid North Coast Local Health District. It is a 292 bed facility and provides a broad range of services including day surgery, planned and emergency theatre service, coronary care (including coronary angiography unit), intensive care, obstetrics, paediatrics, 24-hour emergency department, oncology, palliative care, rehabilitation, stroke, acute renal dialysis, high dependency and mental health and an extensive range of outpatient clinics.
A range of allied health services are also available on the campus.
There is an Ambulance Service of NSW station in Coffs Harbour.