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Do you want to grow your business, gain more enquiries, and connect with our local community?

If you answered yes, then you’re in the right place.

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.

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One Of A Kind

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.

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We Support Local

Lake Macquarie has a pretty amazing community. We're already supporting over 200 local Lake Mac businesses. Our goal is for our audience to search, find, and support local first.

Family Fun

Inspiration and fun for families right here in Lake Mac. Families can explore our new digital magazine, local guides, playgrounds, events, workshops and more. All family-focused content for our audience to enjoy.

business, event, and job directories

"Hi Rebecca, I just wanted to tell you how glad I am that I chose to advertise with Lake Mac Family Life! First of all the decision held me accountable to being more intentional about growth/marketing (accountability is always a good thing when you’re self-employed! ), plus I woke up this morning to a number of new enquiries in my Messenger, prompted by last night’s Business Hour! Talk about an immediate return on investment!! So, thank you for the platform you’re building - I am excited to watch all of our businesses grow!!"
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Karen Boyer
On Track Speech Therapy
"I can’t speak highly enough of the ladies at Lake Mac Family Life. They are truly amazing at supporting small business and are always ready to offer help and advice. Our business has seen a considerable increase in bookings and our recent holiday program was booked out. We couldn’t be happier with the positive exposure they offer us which has resulted in many great benefits for our business."
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Kristy & Neil
Valentine Swim School
Hi Bec & Sonia, Yes of course we are so happy to renew our Membership with you. Your group is amazing and we have received many clients through Business Hour and Referrals from the Directory. We even stopped in for a coffee earlier in the week with a beautiful couple that we completed a Roof for before Christmas who had seen my ad during Business Hour and got in contact. We are looking forward to another successful year ahead and we greatly appreciate all you do to support us and other local businesses. Best Wishes
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Mason & Helen
Your Craftsmen P/L

Our results so far..

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"A brilliant one-stop shop for all things Lake Macquarie! Whether you are a business wanting to advertise to your local community or someone who lives in or are looking to live in the area you really need to be a part of this engaging and supportive community! I recommend the page to people looking to move to the area all the time. I knew it was going to be a success when I was first approached to advertise and it has exceeded expectations. The team behind the scenes are so supportive to our business and have really provided a place where we can directly access our local community and our community can find and support us!" ​
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LJ Hooker, Warners Bay
“At last, a local guide that is specific to our Lake Macquarie Families! As a Lake Mac mum, its great to see at a glance, the Things to Do in the Weekend Guide as well as specific reviews and articles that are relevant to my family. As a Lake Macquarie business owner, I am loving the opportunity to connect and interact with local families on a more personal level. It’s a refreshing change from the usual faceless advertising methods. I can really talk with potential customers during the monthly Business Hour on the Facebook Parents Group, and the Business Directory is a cost effective way to network. I have already had a great response, and have noticed a jump in my website traffic since I listed. Great job Ladies, and well done on creating THE best online destination for the Families of Lake Macquarie.” ​
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Susan
Prime Health Podiatry
"I am so pleased Lake Mac Family Life was created for our local community to connect small business's in a way that google, yellow pages can not. It is a great opportunity for small business to be seen and acquire new clients that may of never been aware of their services. Thank you so much" 😀
Kirby Symington
Kirby Bree Fitness

Business Directory

Joining our directory means joining our family.

Inclusions:

  • 12 months – listing in our directory (+35% growth vs. 2020)
  • Up to 12 posts – monthly Facebook group business hour (+32% growth vs. 2020)
  • Random shout – Facebook business page (+115% growth vs. 2020)
  • FREE unlimited listings in our Events Directory (normally $100/per event)
  • FREE unlimited listings on our Job Board (only available to our business listings)
  • Instagram Business Story (+ saved in our Highlights Directory)
  • Placement in our Lake Mac Parents Facebook group short-cut section

Plus, where applicable we include our businesses and directory links in content around school holidays, Mothers Day, our new Magazine, articles and any time we see an opportunity.

 

Featured Listing

Less than $6 per week!
$ 275 PER YEAR (+GST)
  • Pinned listing (won’t move)
  • Featured on all categories page
  • Images and logo
  • Description
  • Social & website links
  • Customer contact form
Premium

Standard Listing

Less than $5 per week!
$ 225 PER YEAR (+GST)
  • Images and logo
  • Description
  • Social & website links
  • Customer contact form

Featured Listing

Less than $6 per week!
$ 275 PER YEAR (+GST)
  • Pinned Listing (above all standard listings)
  • Business name
  • Business description
  • Images and logo
  • Description
  • Social & website links
  • Customer contact form
  • Opening hours
  • Location map
  • Up to 3 categories
  • Visitors can:
  • Share your listing
  • Call you directly
  • Get directions
  • Leave or check reviews
  • See if you have any events on
  • See if you have any job listings
  • Email you via the contact form
  • Once you secure your spot in the featured list, no other new listing (featured or standard) can sit above your business
Premium

Standard Listing

Less than $5 per week!
$ 225 PER YEAR (+GST)
  • Business name
  • Business description
  • Images and logo
  • Description
  • Social & website links
  • Customer contact form
  • Opening hours
  • Location map
  • Up to 3 categories
  • Visitors can:
  • Share your listing
  • Call you directly
  • Get directions
  • Leave or check reviews
  • See if you have any events on
  • See if you have any job listings
  • Email you via the contact form
"It's been amazing to be a participating business in LMFL. We've had an overwhelming response to our promotions in this group & many new likes on our fb page. I love that personal touch & feel like a part of this bigger family that's been created by Becky & her team. Thank you for helping us get through Covid-19! I love what you're doing."
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Tevy Cooper
Sesames On The Lake

EVENT DIRECTORY AND JOB BOARD

Both events and job listings are advertised across our social media. 

If your business is already listed in our business directory you can list events or jobs for no cost. Please choose the NO COST options below. 

 

Event Listing

Business directory members only
FREE MEMBERS ONLY PRICING
  • Main image
  • Description
  • Dates and times
  • Venue and map
  • Social and website links
  • Contact details
  • Linked back to your business listing

Job board

Business directory members only
FREE MEMBERS ONLY PRICING
  • Business logo
  • Title and description
  • Vacancy type, hours & days
  • Business details
  • PDF attachment
  • Social and website links
  • Linked back to your business listing

Event Listing

Non-members pricing
$ 100 PER EVENT LISTING
  • Pinned listing (won’t move)
  • Main image
  • Description
  • Dates and times
  • Venue and map
  • Social and website links
  • Contact details
"Lake Mac Family Life is a must if you are a business or family in the Lake Macquarie area. The amount of local knowledge and resources on the site is fantastic and it is now one of my regular go to websites. It's great to see locals supporting locals and getting to know what is around the area. I love the local exposure I am getting from having my business listed on the website and would highly recommend it for any local business." 🙂
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Chrystie Hile
Graphic Lane

Once you join our directory, there are plenty of ways you can achieve even greater exposure. Any advertising package can be tailored to your objective and budget.

    • Website display advertising
    • Sponsorship articles
    • Editorial articles
    • Promotions/giveaways in our
    • Facebook group
    • Business review articles
    • Social media campaigns
    • Lake Mac Family Life Magazine advertising

 

Lake Mac Family Life Magazine is a high traffic digital guide for our families to enjoy each season. After the success of our first edition, we’re excited to grow its engagement into 2022. For content deadlines and pricing please reach out via the contact form below.

"Lake Mac Family Life offers fantastic, well priced opportunities to advertise directly to local families. With the added bonus of business hour on their Lake Mac Parents page, I have seen more interest and growth in my business in 1 month then through any other advertising platform I have used. I highly recommend advertising through Lake Mac Family Life- a local business to support local business!"
Laura Collison
Well Education

Work with us

If you’ve got any questions about joining our family which are still unanswered,  please reach out.

You can book a phone call with Sonia through the link below, or send a quick email and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.

Frequently Asked questions

There are 2 listing options for business.

  1. Featured Listing $275/yr (+GST)
  2. Standard Listing $225/yr (+GST)

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. 

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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.

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Listing a job on Lake Mac Family Life is FREE if you have a directory listing.

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Yes. You can create an event 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 to your business means visitors can easily find it. This link is selected during the event listing process and will appear in your Listing Dashboard.

Job listings are exclusively for our directory businesses.

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.

Please be mindful that your category needs to be specific to your business. If your business is kids yoga, then this is the only category you can be in. However, if your business crosses categories, such as a photographer for example, your business can be listed in photography and weddings. You can select up to 3 categories in this instance.
 
Any placement in the wrong categories will not be approved so our directory stays valuable and not confusing to the visitor.

To make your listing look amazing you need to resize your images before you add them.

Business Listing 

1 x Main image – 1800×1200 jpg

6 x Gallery images – 640×427 jpg

1 x Icon image (logo) – 200×200 jpg

Event Listing

1 x Main image – 1800×1200 jpg

Job Listing

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.

Book a phone call with Sonia

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.

  • How many people have viewed each listing
  • Types of devices used by the viewer
  • Where the visitor has come from on the website (referrer)
  • Platform used by the viewer
  • Types of browsers used by the viewer

and all your account details, listings, and various information you can use to make the most of your listing.

Want more proof our advertising works?

Read it first hand from local businesses just like yours..

"We have found the advertising value of the Directory Listing to be exceptional and the ability to interact with local parents via the Lac Mac Parents Facebook Page invaluable. A truly unique advertising medium."
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Gary Bigelow
The Tutor Doctor Newcastle
"I use the services provided by Lake Mac Family Life and also choose to advertise with them. 

They really care about the local community and this is demonstrated by the manner in which they bring Lake Macquarie people and businesses together. Highly recommended."
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Steve May
Steve May Financial Services
"I appreciate the up to date posts from LMFL and as soon as someone asks for a recommendation, they quickly provide a link from the business directory. It has been great exposure to my business. Thank you for all your hard work!"
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Sue Felsinger
Kip McGrath Belmont NSW
"Lake Mac Family Life have been a great support to my business. I have used their directory to find other local business owners that I can use to support areas of my business. The girls at LMFL have been very helpful and very professional"
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Kerry Brownell
Kerry's Style Sessions
"Lake Mac Moving was one of the first local business owners and family-operated companies to join Lake Mac Family Life. We have never looked back! The community spirit and support is just so heartwarming, especially in this tough new normal!😊 Bec has been incredibly supportive since our first contact. Every post that is looking for a local removalist, she is straight onto it with our details and recommendations.👌 Bec and Sonia recently reached out to us as a loyal local removalist company to help us further promote our business in these tough times.❤️ We spent very little thanks to Bec & Sonia for our promotion but we learned a lot! We were also able to give a lucky local a $100 Visa card to celebrate our two year anniversary as Lake Mac Moving. 😍 Thank you ladies!"
Stephen & Kate
Lake Mac Moving
"Brilliant idea setting up this page to provide a resource for Lake Macquarie residents. This page and the website has helped my business grow and been a great resource for finding services in my local area. Admin are brilliant as well, very professional and only to happy to help."
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Nicholas Koutsos
BestLend
"Thank you so much for the added support to help grow my business. Such a great idea for businesses in our area. 🙂 #Localshelpinglocals"
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Shane Andersen
Andersen Pest Services
"Advertising with Lake Mac Family Life was one of the best business decisions we made this year! Not only did we survive in 2020, but we are also looking at expanding our staff for 2021 to keep up with the demand. We love the locals supporting local small business & the community that has been created by this page! "
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Tony & Deb Payne
Insync Design & Building
"Such a great local resource for everything lake Mac! From community events to finding a local business, I highly recommend this page and love how supportive they are of small local businesses."
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Kate Rudder
M.R Aluminium
“Lake Mac Family Life has been such a valuable source of reaching the public for our sports club. We have made many great new connections with local business and gained new members through our connection to Lake Mac Family Life and everyone who is a sports club administrator knows how important it is to develop great local ties!!! Highly recommend the team at Lake Mac Family Life to any sporting club wishing to enhance their social media profile and develop new local relationships.”
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Lis - Secretary
Southern Beaches Junior Rugby Club
"Love this page, it’s so valuable for local businesses. The team offer so much help and support! Highly recommend to any business in the local area"
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Julia Cameron
Julia Cameron Resume & VA Services
"Lake Mac Family Life is an amazing tool that i use all the time the girls who run the page are amazing and always happy to help both clients and local businesses their help and support is invaluable"
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Allison Manser
Lake Macquarie Floors