About the Area
Name origin – Coffs Harbour is named from Korff’s Harbour, which was named after John Korff, a shipbuilder and insurance surveyor who found safe shelter for his ship in the harbour during a gale in the late 1840s.
Location and boundaries – Coffs Harbour City is located on the Mid North Coast of New South Wales, about 540 kilometres north of Sydney and 440 kilometres south of Brisbane. Coffs Harbour City is bounded by the Clarence Valley Council area in the north and west, the Coral Sea in the east, and Bellingen Shire in the south.
Included areas – Coffs Harbour City includes the townships, villages and rural localities of Arrawarra, Arrawarra Headland, Barcoongere (part), Boambee, Boambee East, Bonville, Brooklana, Bucca, Bundagen, Coffs Harbour, Coramba, Corindi Beach, Dirty Creek (part), Emerald Beach, Halfway Creek (part), Karangi, Korora, Lowanna, Moonee Beach, Mullaway, Nana Glen, North Boambee Valley, Red Rock, Safety Beach, Sandy Beach, Sapphire Beach, Sawtell, Sherwood (part), Toormina, Ulong, Upper Corindi, Upper Orara and Woolgoolga.