About Us

Great Lakes FM Licence Area

The Great Lakes Council area is located on the eastern seaboard between Port Stephens in the south, Hallidays Point in the north and the foothills of the Great Dividing Range to the west.

The Council area is 3,373 km² in area, comprising both coastal and forested rural hinterland. It is 85 km at its widest point, 62 km north to south, and has a total coastline of 145 km.

Forster is the largest town in the Council area and is 320 km north of Sydney and 168 km north of Newcastle.

One third of the total Council area is made up of national parks (34,000 hectares) and state forests (76,770 hectares). The combination of 2 national parks, 7 state forests, mountain ranges, rolling hills and valleys, a triple lake system, numerous rivers and 27 beaches has turned the Great Lakes into a major recreational area.

Because of these geographic features, several distinct communities have developed in the Council area, the main ones being Forster/Tuncurry, Hawks Nest/Tea Gardens, Bulahdelah, Stroud, Nabiac, Green Point, Pacific Palms, Smith’s Lake, Coomba Park and North Arm Cove. Great Lakes FM
broadcasts to all of these communities.

Programming

Great Lakes FM broadcasts 24 hours a day with programs from our studios 6am – 10pm, and via satellite
between 10pm – 6am.

Programs are transmitted from Cabbage Tree Mountain on 101.5 Mhz with an ERP of 5 kilowatts directional.

Music is a mix of Adult/Contemporary.

News is on satellite relay from 2UE.

Major Sponsors

  • Harvey Norman
  • Club Forster
  • Memory Lane
  • Twin Towns Toyota
  • Great Lakes Growers Market
  • Bears Tyres
  • Rezzie Better Electrical
  • Mid Coast Water
  • Barbeques Galore
  • Barclays Marine
  • Cape Hawk Veterinary Hospital
  • Lumpy’s Landscaping Supplies
  • Margaret Price Real Estate
  • Forster Tuncurry Transmissions
  • Essential Energy
  • Tuncurry Beach Bowling Club
  • Great Lakes Radiators
  • Thommos on Wallis
  • Slipways on Wallis
  • Great Lakes Tourism
  • Andy’s Tree Services

Community Notices

Community Notices are free of charge. If you would like to place one please click here.

Lost and Found Notices are free of charge. If you would like to place one please click here.

Garage Sale notices attract a small charge of $10.00.

Membership

Residents of the Great Lakes Area are invited to become members of Great Lakes FM.

Yearly membership is $10.00 per person. Contact the station for more details.

At the moment membership is open only to residents of Great Lakes area.

If you are not eligible to become a member you can still help out by volunteering, listening,
making suggestions, or sponsoring the station.