Kempsey Shire covers an area of 335,000 hectares and is situated approximately halfway between Sydney and Brisbane. It is in an excellent strategic position for businesses wishing to access both these lucrative markets. Kempsey, itself, is located on the banks of the Macleay River and is the hub of retail and business activity with the main north-south railway line bisecting the town.
Kempsey is surrounded by pleasant rural villages such as Frederickton, Smithtown, Gladstone, Willawarrin and Bellbrook which provide residents with delightful alternatives for enjoying country living. Add to this the coastal resort areas of South West Rocks, Crescent Head, Hat Head and Stuarts Point, which are a magnet for holiday-makers and it is easy to see why an increasing number of prople opt for a seachange to make Kempsey Shire their permanent home.