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.
Located in Slim Dusty’s home town of Kempsey, the Slim Dusty Centre is a multi-purpose facility offering visitor information, a retail shop, a cafe, the Nulla Nulla Art Gallery and the famous Slim Dusty Museum. You’ll also find Nulla the Koala, from the Hello Koalas sculpture trail, residing at the centre.
The museum exhibition features objects and images from the Kirkpatrick family’s own archive, as well as contributions from fans and friends all over the world. Visually rich and astonishingly varied, the display offers insights into the amazing lives of Slim, Joy and their family and mates, touring the towns and villages of Australia’s outback. You can get a close-up look at ‘Old Purple’ and Slim and Joy’s last touring caravan. Be sure to try our specially formulated Homewood coffee blend, selected by Slim’s family, and delicious treats from Dusty’s Dinner Camp Cafe.
We can’t wait to welcome you to the Slim Dusty Centre. Drop in and say g’day!
The Slim Dusty Centre is under the management of Kempsey Shire Council.
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
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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.