About us

Hastings Co-op is a thriving community-owned co-operative, with a proud history in the Hastings since 1916.

We employ more than 300 people across eight distinct business units including supermarkets, liquor stores, fuel, hardware and rural supplies, department stores, cafes, condiment manufacturing and car hire.

While we continue to grow from strength to strength, both in size and diversity, we never lose sight of the importance of giving back to the local community.

Our history

Now one of the longest serving independent co-ops in Australia, we were originally established by a group of local dairy farmers who saw the benefits of joining forces.

Over the past 102 years we've grown from strength to strength, both in size and diversity of our products and services, however, we've never lost sight of the importance of the local community.

To read our 100-year feature produced by Fairfax Media, click here.

Our stores

  • Department Stores in Wauchope, Port Macquarie and Laurieton - three iconic shopping destinations offering a wide range of hand-picked fashion, furniture, kitchenwares, homewares, toys, shoes, accessories, giftware, manchester and more. 

  • Three IGA supermarkets at Wauchope, Timbertown and the Grower's Market complex in Port Macquarie. 

  • Three hardware and farm supplies outlets under the Mitre 10 and CRT banners in Wauchope, Comboyne and Kew. Well-known particularly to farmers for agricultural and irrigation supplies, but also to townies for their general house, DIY and garden requirements. 

  • The Fuel Supplies division - Caltex service stations at each end of Wauchope, plus a bulk fuel operation which supplies fuel to farmers, local councils, industrial customers and retail service stations through ever-expanding parts of northern NSW. 

  • Liquor stores - three bottle shops at Wauchope Supa IGA Plus Liquor, Timbertown Supa IGA Plus Liquor and The Bottle-O, outside Cedar Service Station.

  • Cafes - Stirling Green Cafe was opened inside Port Macquarie Department Store in November 2017. This cafe is in the Palm Court Centre, opposite Port Macquarie Australia Post.