Stay Safe for Christmas

STAY-SAFE-FB-FEEDTILEChristmas is coming but COVID-19 is still here, so make sure you stay safe for the rest of the year.

We ask of all our shoppers to make sure they:

  • Clean their hands with soap and water or hand sanitiser
  • Cover your nose and mouth when you cough or sneeze
  • Avoid close contact with anyone with cold or flu-like symptoms
  • Stay home if you are sick

Have a Merry Christmas!


35 Prizes in 30 Days

2020-CHRISTMAS-GIVEAWAY-FB-FEEDTILEFor 30 days, it is your chance to win at MarketPlace!

Major Prize includes one of 5x $500 MarketPlace Gift Vouchers

Daily Prizes include $100 MarketPlace Gift Vouchers

Simply spend $10 or more in any food court or cafe retailer or $20 or more in a speciality retailer or $50 or more in Woolworths or Big W in one transaction to go into the draw. One entry per store per day.

Daily draws begin on the 8th November 2020 and finishes on the 17th December 2020

See here for T&C’s or here for more information



Sweat for Survivors Day 2020 – 23rd October 2020

Sweat4SurvivorsSquareThe Kaden Centre is a charity, delivering exercise therapy to people diagnosed with cancer and/or chronic conditions. They have helped over 560 people in the 2 and a bit years they have been operating. However, the Kaden Centre doesn’t just deliver targeted, evidence-based therapy, they also contribute 70% of the cost of this therapy and they could not do this without the much appreciated support from the local community.

That is why they are hosting a Sweat for Survivors Day on Friday 23rd of October, asking you to wear your gym gear or sweatpants to work and raise money for The Kaden Centre. You may want to do a challenge on the lead up to the day, or on the day. You may want to include your company, family or friends in a challenge. The Kaden Centre will also be having some challenges on the day, if you would like to make a challenge with anyone at the Kaden Centre, contact them on 0447 462 050.

Registration to ‘Sweat for Survivors Day’ is $25 and you receive a Headband and Wristband to wear and show your support. From the registration page, you can start your own fundraiser or join another if you wish. Thank you in advance for getting involved and helping Kaden Centre clients strengthen their fight.

To register, click here:

Dementia Australia

Dementia Action Week

Dementia_7 Tips_A4 PosterDementia affects close to half a million Australians and that number is set to double over the next 25 years. Many Australians will start experiencing the impact of dementia amongst their own family and friends in the coming years.

With so many people impacted now and into the future, it is vital we clear up some of the prevailing misconceptions about dementia. These misconceptions lead to judgements about the capacity of a person living with dementia and such beliefs can lead to discrimination against people living with dementia.

It is our role as a community to do the best we can to support people living with dementia live well for as long as possible. To find out how you can do this, go to:


Hunter Homeless Connect Directory

hunter-homeless-connectBuilding an Inclusive Community with Zero Judgment

For an updated copy of our community connections directory which includes changes to services in response to COVID-19 restrictions in 2020, click on the links below:

WEB VERSION (for viewing electronically – format not compatible with mobiles)

PRINT VERSION (for printing on standard office style printers) please ensure your print settings are set to double sided, flip on the short side. Please also note, content will not line up on pages when viewing this version online. It must be printed for entries to appear correctly.


MarketPlace School PBL Stars

MarketPlace is very proud to partner with our 9 local schools and be a part of the PBL programme. PBL is based on common set of values that are determined by the community.

Using these values, we as a community will teach expected behaviours in specific settings.



Proud Sponsors of the Bay Area Boardriders Club

image007MarketPlace Raymond Terrace are proud Gold Sponsors of the Bay Area Boardriders Club.

We have enjoyed being sponsors for 7 years now seeing our local riders represent the region at all levels to the highest standard.


What’s On In Our Backyard eBook

2e4c47c4-f3d4-421b-abab-0f3338b95fa1Port Stephens is a wonderland for families when it comes to the diverse range of activities and things to do.

Recently, the team at What’s On In Our Backyard magazine decided to put their knowledgeable heads together to come up with a fantastic new eBook, with 52 awesome activities to keep the kids active and entertained every week of the year.

In this eBook, you will discover a range of free and low cost family friendly activities as well as some secret spots and hidden gems which will inspire you to spend more time out and about.

To download the free ebook, all you need to do is follow the subscription link below and as a bonus, you will also be entered into a competition for the chance to win an exciting local experience.

Subscribe now:


Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service Needs You

wrhs2Become a volunteer today and help the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service save lives.

You’ll help out at barbeques, coordinate events like golf days, trivia nights, bowls days, raffles and more!

The Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service is looking for new volunteers today.

If you live in Port Stephens and are passionate about making a difference in your community they’d love to hear from you.

Find out more by calling  1800 155 155 or by visiting