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.
Beach driving is a popular activity in Kempsey Shire. A permit is required to take your vehicle onto approved driving beaches.
Permits are valid in the Kempsey, Port Macquarie-Hastings and Nambucca shires.
You can buy a permit from:
Alternatively, you can download an application and email your completed form to firstname.lastname@example.org
Amateur – Pensioner concession (generally Gold or Blue Card)
Amateur – 14-day permit
Professional – per additional vehicle
Our Vehicles on Beaches brochure(PDF, 2MB) provides maps of where you can take your vehicle and sets out the rules you must follow as a permit holder.
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.