Forster Civic Centre

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The Forster Civic Centre holds three Council facilities: Forster Library, Customer Service Point, and the Visitor Centre.

The Civic Centre is located at 4 Lake Street in Forster.  

Forster Library 

Opening hours;

9am - 5pm, Monday - Friday
10am - 2pm, Saturday 

Customer Service Point 

Opening hours: 8.30am - 4.30pm, Monday - Friday

Forster Visitor Centre 

Opening hours:

9am - 4.30pm, Monday - Friday
9am - 2pm, Saturday and Sunday



What parking is available nearby?

100 car spaces are provided in the underground carpark. Carpark entry is at the roundabout on Lake Street between West and Macintosh Streets. On-street parking is also available, including dedicated car-with-caravan spaces at the front of the building, and additional street parking opposite the building on Lake Street and along West Street.


Where is the nearest bus stop?

Across the road on Lake Street, near the corner of West Street.


Can I pay my rates / register my pet / lodge a DA at the Civic Centre?

You can transact with Council in exactly the same way as you have previously at the Customer Service Point inside the Civic Centre.

What are some of the features and benefits of the new Civic Centre?

The building includes a diverse range of community spaces and uses the latest technology to deliver a state-of-the-art facility that offers something for everyone. Some of the features include:

  • High-end audio-visual technology in all community and meeting rooms, ideal for presentations, video conferencing, movies and performances
  • Podcast recording studio
  • Outdoor reading garden, with dedicated children’s area
  • Bookable function rooms with catering kitchen, including the largest Atrium in the Forster-Tuncurry region (up to 200 people)
  • Bookable study / meeting rooms
  • High-tech self-serve library kiosks for ease of borrowing and returning and catalogue search
  • Dedicated family and local history research room
  • Art gallery space
  • Children’s and youth areas
  • Retail gift store within Visitor Centre featuring locally sourced products


How do I book a meeting room or event space?

Library meeting rooms can be booked during library opening hours by speaking with a team member. Bookings for the foyer conference rooms can be made though our Bookable page (See the box on the right of this page).


Is there a café within the centre?

Not at this stage. We understand a café or restaurant is planned for the section of the building that is yet to be completed but this could be 6-12 months away.


When and why was the decision made to move Council facilities into the new Civic Centre?

A full background for the Civic Centre project, including fact sheet can be found on our website here. 




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