The hub for the Tomaree Museum Association.
Browse & Search our Museum online and join our meetings and activities.


Browse and Search our Museum online!

Explore Our Collection

Experience the history, events and characters of Port Stephens in our online catalogue of donated items from our generous local community. 

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Join the fun, become a member today, and support us in building a permanent home to collect and preserve artefacts, stories and research about Port Stephens to share with the world.

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Constitution & Regulations

Access the Constitution and Regulations for the Tomaree Museum Association.

The Tomaree Museum Association Committee

Meet the members of the Tomaree Museum Association Committee.

Tomaree Museum Business

Minutes, financial reports and business items of the TMA.

Related Publications

A list of related publications has been collated by the Tomaree Museum Association to promote interest and research in local history.

Useful Links

A list of links we at the Tomaree Museum find of interest…

Frequently Asked Questions

Some answers to questions about the Museum Project.

Donations and Collections Policy

Building a community Museum from scratch is no small effort, and we rely on the community we’re a part of for support in reaching our goal.  We fundraise and apply for grants on all levels, but the help of our community is our bedrock.

Donations of historical items, media and money are greatly appreciated, and on this page, we detail our Collection and Donations policies. 

Tell us your story about Port Stephens

We invite the community to contribute stories of about 200 words on any topic connected to the Port Stephens region including people, places, buildings, or events.

These stories can be funny, sad, quirky, informative, humble or ostentatious – But they have to be true.

The website MidCoast-Stories gives wonderful examples of stories collected about the mid-north coast. We encourage you to do the same for Port Stephens and help preserve the region’s history and character for future generations.


AGL 2021 Port Stephens Art Prize

The winners & grinners from our first Art Competition and Exhibition, Sponsored by AGL.

TMA in the News

The place to find news articles about the Tomaree Museum Association in the press and media.

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Tomaree Museum is a not-for-profit organisation serving the community.

We’re so grateful to the support of Government departments from all levels – Federal, State and Local. And we greatly value the support of local business and organisations who share our passion in building a permanent Museum for the Port Stephens area.

Cattleyard Brewing Company

Generous sponsors of catering for our Museum Pop-Up opening function.

Port Stephens Council

Administration. Building, 116 Adelaide Street, Raymond Terrace, NSW 2324

Mayoral Grant, Vibrant Spaces Grant, Heritage Project Fund Grant

Port Stephens Council

Broughtons at the Bay

Level 1, d’Albora Marinas,
6 Teramby Road, Nelson Bay
NSW 2315

 Subsidised venue hire.

Broughtons at the Bay

Department of Veterans’ Affairs

GPO Box 9998, Brisbane, Queensland 4001

 $10,000 grant to digitise Second World War materials related to Port Stephens.

Department of  Veterans Affairs


Level 24, 200 George Street, Sydney,
NSW 2000

 $5000 to support prizes for artwork that
capture local historic stories, nature or
sustainability, or the identity of Port Stephens.​

Corlette Glass

Taylors Beach NSW 2315

Discounted provision of glass for display

Corlette Glass

Nelson Bay Signs

Unit 6/35 Shearwater Drive,
Taylors Beach,
NSW 2316

 Manufacture sign for Bob’s Farm, discounted
display boards for Pop-Up Display.

RAAF Base Williamtown

Williamtown RAAF NSW 2314

Donation of office furniture.

​RAAF Base Williamtown

Salamander Bay Recycling

360 Soldiers Point Road,
Salamander Bay,
NSW 2317

Donation of large freezer.

Salamander Bay Recycling

Marquis Bathroom Products

1 Kara Crescent,
Taylors Beach, NSW 2316

Donation of the use of a truck.

Fingal Bay Cellar Cafe

12 Market St,
Fingal Bay, NSW 2315

Donation of meeting space.

McCauley’s Bottle Shop

259 Soldiers Point Rd,
Salamander Bay, NSW 2317

Art Competition sponsor.

McCauleys Bottleshop