This popular holiday destination boasts a great year-round climate for enjoying the adjacent Hastings River estuary and ocean beaches.
Located on the Mid North Coast of NSW, Port Macquarie is 384 km (4.5 hr drive) north of Sydney and 542 km (6 hr drive) south of Brisbane.
Port Macquarie is a large coastal town adjacent to the mouth of the Hastings River and ocean beaches, with its diverse local attractions and busy events calendar, it's a popular holiday destination.
Port Macquarie Airport is 4.5 km from Port Macquarie’s town centre. Qantas and Virgin Australia operate daily services to Sydney. Virgin Australia also operates direct services to Brisbane and Qantas operates seasonal summer services (October - May) from Port Macquarie to Lord Howe Island.
Port Macquarie is home to nearly 45,000 people, the median age of residents is 47 years. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people make up 4% of the population.
Port Macquarie Base Hospital is a major referral hospital for the Hastings-Macleay Network. With 195 beds, it provides the majority of specialist medical and surgical services for the network. The hospital includes specialist wards/units for general medicine, surgery, day surgery, planned and emergency theatre service, coronary care, 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.
Allied health services, including occupational therapy, speech pathology, social work, physiotherapy, dietetics, radiology, pathology, and pharmacy, are also available.
There is an Ambulance Service of NSW station in Port Macquarie.