Macksville is a peaceful riverside town and a great place to experience some real country hospitality.
The population of Macksville is nearly 3,000 people, the median age is 47 years. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people make up 7% of the population.
The closest regional airport to Macksville is 50 minutes north in Coffs Harbour. Direct flights operate daily to and from Sydney, and weekly to and from Melbourne, with three operators – QantasLink, Tiger Air and Virgin Australia, servicing the region.
Macksville railway station is located on the North Coast line providing a connection to Sydney and Brisbane.
The major sources of employment in Macksville are:
- Retail Trade
- Health Care and Social Assistance
- Education and Training
- Accommodation and Food Services
Macksville District Hospital is a 61 bed, level 3, rural hospital. The hospital provides 24 hour inpatient and emergency department services, low complexity low risk birthing and low level day only surgical services provided by specialist surgeons and anaesthetists and medical services are provided by General Practitioners.
The nearest hospital is Coffs Harbour Health Campus, which is the major referral hospital for the Coffs Network of the Mid North Coast Local Health District. It provides a broad range of specialist services to the residents of Coffs Harbour, Bellingen and Nambucca local government areas. With 292 beds, it provides the majority of specialist medical and surgical services for the network. Services include general medicine, surgery, 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.
Macksville is serviced by NSW Ambulance Service.
For young families the Macksville region offers a wide range of options suitable for children from 6 weeks to school aged, for occasional care, long day care, family day care and pre-school.
Macksville offers Woolworths, Four Square and Food Works supermarkets as well as some larger retail stores including Furniture One and Retravision along with many smaller retailers.
Just under an hour away, the major regional centre of Coffs Harbour offers an extensive range of shopping options.
There are a number of places of worship located in Macksville area including Anglican, Australian Christian, Baptist, Catholic, Jehovah’s Witness, Nambucca Heads Christian Life Centre, Presbyterian, Salvation Army and Uniting.
Macksville is rich in history and the wide Nambucca River provides many recreational opportunities, including sailing, canoeing, jet ski and water skiing, as well as fishing and rowing. Away from the water, Macksville offers a range of tasty food products, arts and craft, and historic country pubs.
Coffs Harbour is just under an hour away and offers a plenitude of things to do, catering to all tastes.