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Empire Bay is a vibrant village situated on Cockle Creek in the Central Coast Council Local Government Area. It is in the State Government seat of Terrigal and in the Federal electorate of Roberston.

View an amazing collection of aerial images of beautiful Empire Bay >>>


Progress Association

The Empire Bay Progress Association (EBPA) is a not-for-profit organisation responsible for administering the Progress Hall, supporting our local community, organising and hosting events, and representing local issues at all levels of government where appropriate.  The Association, hall and events are managed and supported entirely by a cohort of  amazing volunteers, passionate about their local community. Everyone is welcome.   >>>

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Empire Bay was originally called Sorrento Estate, named by Arthur Rickard & Co, when they subdivided the land in 1905. Arthur wanted an exotice name for his 152 acre subdivision and chose Sorrento after Sorrento in Italy. The name  already existed in Victoria, so the residents unanimously chose Empire Bay.  Empire Bay was also known for boatbuilding, boarding houses and a general store. Find out more  in the history pages >>>

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Hire Our Hall 

 The Empire Bay Progress hall has all the charm and quaintness of an old country hall.  Built in 1922 by local volunteers from donated materials on land bequeathed to Empire Bay by property developer Bill Myler, the hall has been and still is a gift to the community.  The hall is used by permanent and casual hirers and is available for hire Mon-Sun. Information about hiring our hall, availability, costs and booking form here  >>>

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Local Businesses

With a boutique shopping centre including Empire's D'lite, serving award winning coffee, a homewares and fashion store, hairdresser, barber, real estate agent, dentist, liquor outlet, Rural Fire Brigade and many service and trade enterprises, Empire Bay is open for business.   >>>

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Retiree events

Being social has never been easier in Empire Bay for our retired members of the community.  Enjoy a vibrant social life, make new friends with like-minded people. Staying socially active after retirement also helps keep your mind and body healthy.    >>>



Our community events, activities and gatherings are organised by the EBPA to bring together everyone from all walks of life. Our events provide opportunities for all ages to participate and volunteer. Get in touch if you have any new ideas for the betterment of our community.   >>> 

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