Be an integral part of our Incredible PLACE.

Our vision : For Port Stephens to be recognised as NSW leading tourism destination.

Our purpose : To double visitor expenditure to $1 billion annually by 2030.

Destination Port Stephens’ primary role is to develop and implement destination marketing programs. Due to the significant impacts of COVID-19 our programs in 2020-21 are required to be flexible and adaptable. Co-operative marketing opportunities are available for members to participate to promote their product or experience.

Tourism is one of the fastest growing sectors globally however is also one of the most competitive. For Port Stephens to secure an increased share of visitors we need to work in partnership with industry stakeholders to drive increased visitation and economic benefits. Port Stephens is not just competing with other regional NSW destinations for visitors as consumers have a wide choice of domestic and international destinations offering a variety of appealing experiences and competitive pricing.

By working together we can have a thriving and sustainable tourism industry and achieve our goal to double visitor expenditure to reach $1 billion dollars annually by 2030.



If you are in the tourism industry or an associated business that derives indirect benefits, we encourage you to join and partner with DPS and more than 200 members and gain access to a range of benefits and partnership marketing opportunities.

The low membership fee provides members the opportunity to tailor their marketing investment with Destination Port Stephens to suit their own business and budget. Membership with DPS also allows you to take advantage of the marketing, networking and business development benefits included in your membership package.

*Excludes GST and is subject to change.

*Membership is based on a calendar year. Membership fees to December 2022 are $200 per annum + GST, increasing from 1 January 2023 to $300 per annum + GST.

Members joining between 1 July 2022 and 30 December 2022 will be required to pay pro-rata the 2022 membership fee of $200 + GST per annum to the end of 2022 ($50 per quarter) plus the 2023 annual membership fee of $300 plus GST.

Annual membership fees will be invoiced in late October each year for the following calendar year.