With a population of approximately 8,700 people, Dungog Shire encompasses the townships of Dungog, Clarence Town, Gresford, Vacy, Martins Creek and Paterson.

All are vibrant communities and offer a range of benefits including flowing rivers, parks, country cafes, pubs and farms. Dungog Shire is within close proximity to the major markets of Sydney, Newcastle, the Central Coast and Maitland.

Nestled between the Pacific and New England Highways, Dungog Shire is an easy hour's drive from Newcastle, The Great Lakes, Hunter Wine Country or Port Stephens and 2 hours from Sydney's northern suburbs via the M1 freeway.

Housing remains affordable and there is abundant land whether you're seeking acreage living or lifestyle blocks in the townships.

For recreation, breathtaking National Parks, State Forests and mountain vistas are just the beginning. Dungog Shire has a wide range of facilities: golf courses, bowling clubs, tennis courts, two swimming pools and the oldest operating cinema in Australia.

The essence of Dungog Shire, with its magnificent rural and mountain backdrop, is the beauty of its natural environment and its sense of belonging.

Dungog Shire ... Life As It Should Be .... the Place to Live, Visit and Do Business.