NSW, Australia

Launched: November, 2023


Ariel Community has extended its footprint, launching the Ariel App in the vibrant MidCoast region of NSW. Spanning a vast 10,000 square kilometres, from beaches to mountains, the MidCoast is rich in culture, being home to the Gathang-speaking Biripi and Worimi Aboriginal communities.

Getting Involved 

Join the MidCoast communities in building a more inclusive tomorrow.

  • For Residents and Visitors: Dive into a more inclusive MidCoast experience. The Ariel App introduces you to accessible and inclusive businesses tailored to diverse needs. Ready to guide you, it's available for download on both the App Store and Google Play, offering a deep dive into MidCoast's commitment to inclusivity. You can help us grow the community by suggesting businesses you would like to see featured on the Ariel App via the form at the bottom of the app’s home page. 
  • For Businesses: Expand your horizon. By integrating with the Ariel App, you not only broaden your customer base but also ensure your business is welcoming to all. Interested in becoming a part of this initiative? Click here for more information for organisations or reach out via our contact form.

Location Profile

  • Formation: MidCoast is a freshly minted local government area, created by merging three distinctive former LGAs: Great Lakes, Manning (Greater Taree), and Gloucester.
  • Geographical Location: Nestled on the NSW coast, MidCoast is strategically positioned between two major hubs: Newcastle to its south and Port Macquarie to its north.
  • Size & Diversity: The region boasts an expansive tapestry of 195 towns, villages, and localities, each with its unique charm and character.
  • Population Centres: Two key hubs dominate the MidCoast's population landscape:
  • Taree: A historic town, Taree offers a blend of culture, heritage, and modern amenities.
  • Forster-Tuncurry: Known for its stunning coastal beauty, Forster-Tuncurry is a magnet for beach lovers and water sports enthusiasts.
  • Natural Beauty: MidCoast is adorned with a mix of pristine beaches, lush hinterlands, and picturesque mountain ranges, offering a perfect escape for nature lovers.
  • Cultural Heritage: Apart from its natural allure, the region is deeply rooted in its Indigenous heritage, being home to the Gathang-speaking Biripi and Worimi Aboriginal communities.
  • Economic Landscape: The MidCoast thrives on a mixed economy with tourism, agriculture, and fisheries playing pivotal roles.
  • Connectivity: Well-connected by road, MidCoast offers easy accessibility to neighbouring regions, making it a preferred destination for both tourists and businesses.