The population of the Port Stephens Pastoral Region swells at holiday time, with the many bays, rivers and lakes of the area popular with families.
The RAAF base at Williamtown is a significant employer, and light industry, agriculture, retail and entertainment also sustaining the growing population.
The Port Stephens Pastoral Region comprises the following 3 parishes -
These parishes incorporate the following Mass centres (ordered by Suburb) -
These parishes incorporate the following schools -