Lake Mac Family Life launched in November 2019, and we’ve already established ourselves as the go-to for everything our audience needs in Lake Mac.
Lake Mac Family Life is the only comprehensive online space for parents and families living and working in Lake Mac. So if you're looking for a highly targeted audience of parents across Lake Macquarie, then you're in the right place.
Lake Macquarie has a pretty amazing community. We're already supporting over 190 local Lake Mac businesses. Our goal is for our audience to search, find, and support local first.
Our website is filled with valuable guides (what's on, school holidays, special events), things to do, family walks, local events, jobs and so much more. All family-focused content for our audience to enjoy.
It’s important to us that every local business has the opportunity to list in our directory. Big or small. But we’re much more than a directory.
We support the businesses that support us (read more about the benefits below in the ‘LIST YOUR BUSINESS‘ section).
Directory listings start at $199 (paid annually), which is only $3.83/week.
Once you join our directory, there are plenty of ways you can ramp up your exposure. Any advertising package can be tailored to your objective and budget.
We have 2 options for a business listing and they both offer the same level of inclusions, however, our ‘featured’ list sits above the standard list. This means your position in the featured list won’t change. A standard listing is $199/yr, and a featured listing is $250/yr.
By listing your business, organisation, school, or club in our directory, you then have the opportunity to participate in Business Hour which is held monthly in our Lake Mac Parents group on Facebook. For one hour each month, we showcase our businesses directly to over 8,500 Lake Mac parents. That’s 12 x opportunities to advertise directly to our audience on a personal level.
Additionally, you’ll enjoy a welcome post on our Facebook business page, placement in our Lake Mac Parents Facebook group directory short-cut, random shout-outs across our social media, plus, if applicable, free inclusion in our very popular School Holidays Guide.
* Conditions apply. Business must be located in or service the Lake Macquarie area.
Listings go in date order, so the sooner you join the better position your business will secure
List your event on Lake Mac Family Life today. Reach more local parents in Lake Mac with an event listing in our event directory. You can list your event up to 8 weeks prior to the event date.
If your business is listed in our Business Directory, then your event can be listed for FREE. You can list as many events as you like throughout your 12-month Business Directory listing agreement. We support the businesses who support us.
If you would like to list an event but you don’t have your business listed in our directory, then a cost of $100 per event applies. Select ‘Featured Event’ to pay for a one-off event listing.
* Conditions apply.
(Event must be held in the Lake Macquarie area)
List a job on Lake Mac Family Life for FREE.
Another way we’re helping locals stay local is by offering a free job board. We’ve been able to help many local businesses fill positions as we recover from COVID.
Lake Mac Family Life only provides the platform for this service and is in no way responsible for applications or mediation.
(Business must be listed in our directory and job must be held in the Lake Macquarie area)
If you’ve got any questions about joining our family which are still unanswered, please reach out. You can book a phonecall with Sonia through the link below, or send a quick email and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.
There are 2 listing options for business.
Both listing options have to same inclusions, however our featured list sits above the standard list in each category. So this means if you take a featured listing, your position will be secured for as long as you list with us. A standard listing will move down as new featured listings join our directory.
All our business listings go in date order, so the sooner you list your business the better position you’ll have.
You can list events with us for FREE if you have your business listed in our Business Directory, or you can choose a Featured Event for $100 if you don’t have a business listed in our Business Directory. You can list an evet up to 8 weeks before the event date.
Listing a job on Lake Mac Family Life is FREE.
Yes. You can create an event or a job listing without a business listing, however, if you have a business listing it can be linked to your business and it will also appear on your business page.
Linking an event or a job to your business means visitors can easily find it. This link is selected during the event or job listing process and will appear in your Listing Dashboard.
Here’s all the business categories on our website so you know exactly what you’re looking for during the listing process.
We suggest looking at this list prior to submitting your listing, so you can plan the most effective position for your business.
To make your listing look amazing you need to resize your images before you add them.
1 x Main image – 1800×1200 jpg
6 x Gallery images – 640×427 jpg
1 x Icon image (logo) – 200×200 jpg
1 x Main image – 1800×1200 jpg
1 x logo – 200×200 jpg
If you have multiple locations around Lake Macquarie and one single business name, we suggest putting ‘Lake Macquarie’ as your suburb. In the description field, you can add the locations with addresses, phone numbers, and hours of operation for each location.
Absolutely! You don’t need to have any other presence online. You will need a main image and the icon/logo for your listing to be accepted. See the Q&A question above on ‘What image sizes do I need for a listing?”
We have lots of ways you can connect with our Lake Mac families.
You can book a call with Sonia and she will talk through all your options and answer any questions.
If you would like to book one of our advertising spaces, we’ll provide you with the ad sizes but it’s up to you to organise the creative.
You can DIY it by using an awesome tool called Canva. It’s a free program and they have lots of set templates you can use and tutorials to learn from. Please note, it does need to look professional, so we highly recommend showing it to some friends or Sonia can also review it for you.
Another option is to outsource it. We have someone who can do this for you at a fee. Please talk to Sonia about this on your call with her.
Easy peasy! You have full access to your user account through your Listing Dashboard. Your Listing Dashboard can be accessed through the blue button at the bottom of any page on our website. It’s labelled “Listing Dashboard”.
In the dashboard, you’ll see all the activity in your account.
and all your account details, listings, and various information you can use to make the most of your listing.