Coasties Media is an independent publishing company created on the Central Coast by Amy Nelmes Bissett, an internationally published journalist and editor. 

Coasties Media is behind Coasties, a bimonthly magazine that covers where to eat, play and support local on the Central Coast. Coastiesmag.com.au is its digital arm. And Coasties Card is an annual membership card that fuels the support local movement by offering Coast locals an exclusive deal in local businesses. 

Together, they help drive traffic into 200 local businesses every month.

Our Founder and Editor

Amy Nelmes Bissett is the Founder and Editor of Coasties. She is a journalist, editor and content creator with extensive industry experience. 

Her words, covering everything from politics to health and women's interest to tech, has been found in publications all over the world, including Marie Claire, Refinery29, Sydney Morning Herald, Radio New Zealand, The Independent, Grazia, Cosmopolitan and many more.


She’s also written extensive travel articles for Air New Zealand’s Kia Ora magazine, Bound, Fox News , including contributing editor for the Fodor’s Australia travel book.

Contact Amy at hello@coastiesmag.com


Advertising Enquiries

If you would like to advertise with Coasties, please contact us for a media kit at hello@coastiesmag.com . We offer packages, including native and advertorial, to fit every budget.

Join the Coasties Card

For Central Coast businesses wanting to join the Coasties Card, it is 100% free. To become a #supportlocal associate, contact hello@coastiesmag.com


Editorial enquiries

To have your restaurant, cafe, bar, shop other new business considered for a story in Coasties magazine or Coastiesmag.com.au contact us at hello@coastiesmag.com


Please give us:

• A brief description of your venue, company or product, including the date it launched, or will launch
• A few photos of your venue, food and drinks, or store and products. These don’t need to be professional quality. Just so we can get an idea!
• Links to your website and/or Instagram account
• A contact name and phone number
• The businesses’ physical address

Inclusion is at the editor’s discretion.

We wish to acknowledge the traditional owners of the lands of the Central Coast, the Awabakal Darkinjung peoples and their Elders past and present. We recognise and respect their cultural heritage, beliefs and relationships with the land.

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