Council is focused on providing services as close to normal as possible. Customer Service and our libraries are open but you will need to wear a mask and register to enter.
Kempsey Shire Council’s operations and facilities aim to make our community a great place to live, work, visit and invest in.
We invite you to participate and have your say on our projects and initiatives. Your feedback will contribute to shaping our shire and guide decision making and planning.
Community profile for Kempsey Shire, including population and demographic information and trends based on recent census data.
Engage with our shire's libraries online, become a member, locate your nearest branch, search the catalogue or find out about events.
Kempsey Shire Council’s corporate vision is to lead and work with our community to build an inspired, connected Macleay Valley. Our community is at the heart of our decision making and plays an essential role in setting our strategic direction.
Kempsey Shire Council news & public notices
Find out when and where to attend ordinary Council meetings.
Our annual report outlines our financial performance, achievements and progress on major projects in the past financial year.
Council undertakes major projects and works to upgrade, renew or build infrastructure and facilities. See which projects and works are underway and which are coming soon.
Access publicly available information, request other local government information or records, or request a review of a Council decision made under the GIPA Act.
If you are looking for a rewarding career where you can serve your community and improve your local area, consider a position with Kempsey Shire Council.
The Integrated Planning and Reporting Framework requires Council to develop long term strategic plans for its community goals, and detail how it will resource, use assets and undertake capital works and other programs to achieve community strategic directions.
Phone (Mon-Fri 8.30am-4.30pm): 02 6566 3200
In person (Mon, Tues, Thur, Fri 10am-4.30pm):
22 Tozer St West Kempsey
Full contact details
ABN 70 705 618 663
Kempsey Shire Libraries
Macleay Valley Coast
Kempsey Community Directory
Slim Dusty Centre
We lead and work with our community to build an inspired, connected Macleay Valley.
Kempsey Shire Council acknowledges the land of the Thunggutti/Dunghutti Nation. We pay respect to Elders past and present. We acknowledge the role of emerging leaders to continue to guide us in the future. We acknowledge the Stolen Generations and the need to change practices to be inclusive. This land always was and always will be Thunggutti/Dunghutti land.