is a small town on the Nambucca River
in Nambucca Shire
, New South Wales
. It is halfway between Sydney
In 2006 Australian Census Macksville had a population of 2,658, despite the sign at the entrance to the town claiming a population of 7000! This included 144 (6.7%) indigenous persons and 1,854 (86%) others born in Australia.
It is home to the famous Macksville Bridge and Star Hotel, located on River Street and overlooking the Nambucca River
. The Nambucca Shire Council
chambers are located in Macksville.
Macksville was named after Angus Mackay and Hugh McNally, who built the Star Hotel in 1885. The town became Macks Village before changing to Macksville.Nambucca
Post Office opened on 1 August 1868 and was renamed Macksville
Media and communications
Radio stations accessible in Mackville include 2CS-FM (106.3), Star FM
(105.5 & 105.1), 2MC-FM (106.7) and Triple J
(91.5 & 96.3). There is also a Nambucca Valley community radio station (Website 2NVR 105.9FM) 2nvr.org.au which focuses on the Macksville, Bowraville, Nambucca Heads and surrounding communities. Local papers include the Midcoast Observer, Hibiscus Happynings, and Guardian News. There is no local television stations but all major free-to-air networks broadcast to the town.2nvr.org.au