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An exciting hospitality opportunity exists to operate a café aligned to Australia’s only Cartoon Gallery, the National Cartoon Gallery in Coffs Harbour.  The Gallery, established in 1996 houses over 24,000 cartoons and attracts visitors from all over Australia.

We are seeking a cafe operator with style, flair and business acumen who can make the most of this unique opportunity to create a high-quality café experience.

The café is situated on the 2nd level in a new building that opened in February 2021 with two gallery spaces, a small theatrette and a meeting room.  On the lower level is a shop, another gallery space that is located in a WWII Bunker and an office.

The business would be visibly and conceptually associated with the Gallery, ensuring a steady flow of high-spending cultural tourists and loyal Gallery supporters as an initial customer base on which to grow your business. While the café complements and enhances the visitor experience offered at the Gallery, it also caters for café-specific visitors.

The Gallery is located close to the Coffs Harbour CBD on City Hall and is surrounded by trees and is close to the Coffs Harbour airport with a high level of street appeal.  It has off street parking available, disabled access and top floor rear access. This creates an opportunity to further grow clientele and establish the café as a beloved space in the Coffs Harbour community.

In addition, the café has a commercial kitchen and can seat up to 50 people in the café and the covered outdoor treetop terrace.  The Gallery also runs functions and events and the Café can be used to support the delivery of catered social events at the Gallery as well as provide hospitality services to visitors during the Gallery’s opening hours of 10am to 3pm Tuesdays to Sundays.

For further information please contact Paul McKeon, Chair, National Cartoon Gallery on or 0418 418 802.

Family pass

Looking for a fun and affordable family outing?

The National Cartoon Gallery has a family pass for 2 adults and up to three children for $30. Use your NSW Services Dine and Discover $25 voucher and only pay $5 extra for a great family activity. There’s plenty to see for young and old plus some great activities for kids too. Make a zine, colour in a cartoon, or catch one of the many short animations on offer. Escape the weather and visit the National Cartoon Gallery for a good laugh and some fun family time.

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The Underground – Summer 2022

The latest edition of The Underground Newsletter is now available to view.  Please click here to view.

Chair Paul McKeon receiving prize from Fiona Barden CHCC

Gallery wins Coffs Coast Tourist Award

At the recent annual Coffs Coast Business Awards, the Cartoon Gallery won the Tourism Experience Award. Our Chairman, Paul McKeon, accepted the Award at a special event, run by the Coffs Harbour Chamber of Commerce. It was presented by Fiona Barden from Coffs Harbour Council.

The Tourism category attracted entries from many of the leading tourist businesses on the Coffs Coast, so the Cartoon Gallery was up against some stiff competition.

The gallery was a finalist in these annual awards in 2019, so it’s very satisfying to be recognised consistently as one of the top tourist experiences on the Coffs Coast.

Make Create Animate!

Successful Open Day!

Thanks to all our wonderful visitors who came to our Free Open Day on Sunday 31 October. We had so much fun! The kids created, animated and made some great things to take home. Thanks to Trudy the face painter, Simone the drummer, David the cartoonist and our wonderful volunteers for making the day so successful.

A Last Hurrah

A Last Hurrah! exhibition opening

A Last Hurrah! opens this Friday 5 November at 6pm. Join us in wishing previous manager, Margaret Cameron, all the best in her retirement. Book your tickets at

Board meeting

Would you like to join the National Cartoon Gallery Board of Management?

We are looking for a talented and experienced person to join the Board which oversees the running of the National Cartoon Gallery and plans its future growth. It's a volunteer board of committed people who wish to see the Gallery grow and prosper.

If you have an interest in the Cartoon Gallery Board, have some time to commit, and would like to tell us a little about yourself, please click on the button.

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Underground Spring 2021

The Underground – Spring 2021

The latest edition of the Underground newsletter is here. Read our latest news, exhibition program updates @ the NCG and much more!

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The National Cartoon Gallery welcomes The Bunker Restaurant & Bar

The National Cartoon Gallery is delighted to welcome the Bunker Cafe for our visitors to enjoy morning tea and lunches between seeing our galleries.  They can cater for any of your function/event needs, or simply pop in to enjoy our beautiful space and creative menu.

Opening Hours - Currently closed due to Covid restrictions.  Will reopen once restrictions are lifted.

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The Underground – February 2021

Things have been very busy and exciting here at the National Cartoon Gallery.
Only a few days after receiving occupancy for our new building we hung and opened the Bill Leak Exhibition and now we are busy organising the Official, Grand Opening of the new building and a Black Tie Gala Dinner!

Coming up in the Bunker we also have a bi-annual favourite -Behind the Lines exhibition, following that a fun, pun filled collection from the Chronicles of Sandwich-bag Dad.

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