Koala in gum tree

Garage Sale Trail
Saturday 25 October 2014

Australians everywhere come together on the same day to reduce waste and reuse pre-loved items in a fun and creative way.

It is a big day for the community to de-clutter and resell unwanted valuable items or shop smart and buy some bargains.

Read more about the Garage Sale Trail in the Macleay

Half day events 2015

Council has received applications for the half-day (afternoon) events for the Kempsey Show and Kempsey Cup for 2015:

  • Local public holiday - Wednesday 15 April 2015
    Kempsey Show
  • Local event day - Friday 6 November 2015
    Kempsey Cup

NSW Industrial Relations requires Council to undertake consultation with relevant stakeholders, including local chambers of commerce; local banks; major employers and local schools.

Find out more about these half day events

Koala in gum tree

Australia Day Awards

Kempsey Shire Council is now calling for nominations for the 2015 Australia Day Awards, which will be presented in three categories:

  • Citizen of the Year where they are at least 27 years old on 26 January 2015
  • Young Citizen of the Year where they are between the ages of 12 and 26 on 26 January 2015
  • Community Group of the Year

Find out how to nominate for these awards

Asbestos poster


Kempsey Shire Council is encouraging greater asbestos awareness and proper safe disposal to all households in the Shire.

Find out more about asbestos & disposal

Tropical Soda Apple

Tropical Soda Apple timebomb

The first infestations in Australia of this highly invasive weed have recently been discovered on the Upper Macleay near Kempsey. Councils from Nambucca to Tweed Heads are now on high alert. The plant is described as being a perennial shrub that grows from 1-2 metres in height with leaves and stems containing large white to yellow thorn-like prickles.

Learn more about this invasive plant

Council workers

Weekly works schedules

Each week you can find out what our infrastructure and water crews are working on throughout the Shire.

Find out what is happening in your area

Stylised dripping tap

Water saving tips

Council is encouraging community members connected to the reticulated water supply to do what they can to save water and reduce the current demand on the water supply system.

Find out how you can save water

Koala in gum tree

Seen a koala lately?

Kempsey Shire Council is interested in keeping records of healthy, injured, sick or dead koalas that have been sighted within the Kempsey Shire.

If you have recently, or sometime in the past, seen a koala within this Shire, please let us know. Your information will provide us with valuable information on where koalas are located and be used to assist Council with future conservation planning.

Report your sighting now

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Future Jobs Kempsey

A skilled local workforce is crucial to the Macleay’s future. We need people, like you, with the right skills for the jobs we know will be on offer today and in the future. Skilled people who enjoy the income, satisfaction and social benefits that a working life can bring, keep our economy strong and vibrant.

'Future Jobs Kempsey' is your one stop shop to training and employment in the Macleay Valley.

Visit the Future Jobs Kempsey website today