Kempsey Shire is ideally situated mid way between Sydney and Brisbane with easy access to the major east coast transport corridor and the North Coast railway line. This makes Kempsey a perfect location for businesses servicing regional and capital city markets, or for those looking to expand into other regional markets.

It is an 80 minute drive on the Pacific Highway from Kempsey to Coffs Harbour and a 35 minute drive from Kempsey to Port Macquarie.

The Pacific highway is currently being upgraded, with Kempsey in the process of being bypassed by a dual carriageway highway.

Two local bus services operate throughout the Macleay Valley and connecting the towns and villages with links to the railway station, business centres and schools.

Kempsey also boasts a small local airport, which is used for private flights. Port Macquarie airport is a 35 minute drive and provides daily commercial flights to Sydney, Brisbane and Canberra.

Distances and travelling times to Kempsey

Location Distance Travelling time
Brisbane 538 kms via Pacific Highway 5 hours
Coffs Harbour 112 kms via the Pacific Highway 80 minutes
Port Macquarie 49 kms via the Pacific Highway 35 minutes
Tamworth 309 kms via the Pacific and Oxley Highway 3.5 hours
Taree 118 kms via the Pacific Highway 80 minutes
Newcastle 288 kms via the Pacific Highway 2.5 hours
Sydney 428 kms via the Pacific Highway 4.5 hours