Kempsey is a town in the Mid North Coast region of New South Wales, Australia and is the council seat for Kempsey Shire. It is located 15 kilometres inland from the coast of the Pacific Ocean, on the Macleay Valley Way near where the Pacific Highway and the North Coast railway line cross the Macleay River. It is roughly 345 kilometres north of Sydney.

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Around Kempsey NSW 2440

Our Picks on what to Do in Kempsey NSW

Kempsey Riverside Markets

Kempsey Museum - Macleay River Historical Society - NSW

Kempsey Riverside Park

Akubra Hat Showroom

Dunghutti Ngaku Aboriginal Art Gallery

Slim Dusty Centre

Our Picks on where to Stay in Kempsey NSW

Moon River Motor Inn

City Centre Motel

Kempsey Tourist Village

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Our Picks on what to Eat in Kempsey NSW

Lou's Cafe Restaurant

Kempsey Thai Restaurant

Kempsey Chinese Restaurant

Shopping in Kempsey NSW

Community Services  

Kempsey Visitor Information Centre
Macleay Valley Way,

Kempsey Shire Council
22 Tozer Street,
West Kempsey NSW 2440

Kempsey Police Station NSW
5 Elbow Street,
West Kempsey NSW 2440

Kempsey Hospital
119 River Street,

Kempsey Library - NSW
22 Tozer Street,
West Kempsey NSW 2440

Kempsey Shire Council Swimming Pool - NSW
71 Belgrave Street,

Location Information 

  • Elevation: 2.3 m
  • Population: 14,754
  • State electorate(s): Oxley
  • Federal Division(s): Cowper
  • Established (yr): 1836
  • Population information is based on 2016 Census data.

Travel To  

Macksville NSW 2447 (50.4 km, 34 mins)
Wauchope NSW 2446 (58.5 km, 43 mins)
Acknowledgement of Country

Kempsey NSW is located on the following Aboriginal Nation/s. acknowledges the Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the first inhabitants of the nation and the traditional custodians of the lands where we live, learn and work.