About Council

Central Coast Council is responsible for the sixth largest urban area in Australia. Our Council area is 1681 square kilometres, which makes us far bigger geographically than Canberra.

The most recent projected population of the Central Coast by 2036 is 415,050. That’s a 23% increase in population, of approximately 80,000 people. Planning for growth and maintaining the lifestyle that our community enjoys is important for Council.

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Administrator Appointment

Mr Rik Hart is the Administrator of Central Coast Council


Council offers a career and lifestyle in one, with job opportunities in a wide range of fields, along with a host of benefits available to staff and their families.

Community profile

Find information about the current and future demographics of the Central Coast. Our easy-to-use online tools provide invaluable information for planning, service delivery, advocacy, grant funding and school projects.

Council structure

Central Coast Council’s current organisation structure is led by the Chief Executive Officer and made up of five directorates. Meet the team who make day-to-day decisions on operational matters at Council.

Office of the Internal Ombudsman

The Office of the Internal Ombudsman provides residents, community members, ratepayers, local businesses, staff, Councillors and other Council Stakeholders with an “independent ear” about: Corrupt conduct ...

Public Inquiry

The Public Inquiry into Central Coast Council has concluded and the report is available.

Election and Referendum

A Constitutional Referendum will be held in 2024 to determine the future number of Central Coast Councillors.

Sister Cities

Our relationship with Edogawa in Japan is about promoting friendship, cooperation and cultural exchange. In 2018, we celebrated the 30th anniversary of the relationship by re-signing the sister city agreement.

Visitor information

The Central Coast is home to beautiful beaches, adventurous activities and gourmet delights, making it the ideal destination for a weekend away, relaxing holiday or picturesque sea change.
Last updated : Tue 30 Jun 2020