About Coffs Harbour

Coffs Harbour is in the local government area of ”Coffs Harbour”. The ”Coffs Harbour” local government area is classified as a ”City”.

The Coffs Harbour local government area includes around 32 cities, towns, villages and localities including Coffs Harbour with a total LGA population of around 73,000.

The Coffs Harbour Chamber services the primary area of the city, including the CBD and surrounding areas (population approx. 26,000).

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Economic Region: Coffs Harbour City

Economic Region Coffs Harbour City Map

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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.

Coffs Harbour City Economic Profile

Coffs Harbour City’s Gross Regional Product is estimated at $3.53 billion, which represents 0.7% of the state’s GSP (Gross State Product).

The information presented here is derived from official sources of information (Australian Bureau of Statistics) as well as Australia’s leading economic modellers, NIEIR.

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