This work is concerned with the propagation of time harmonic plane waves in an infinite nonlocal thermoelastic solid having void pores. Three sets of coupled dilatational waves and an independent transverse wave may travel with distinct speeds in the medium. All these waves are found to be dispersive in nature, but the coupled dilatational waves are attenuating, while transverse wave is nonattenuating. Coupled dilatational waves are found to be influenced by the presence of voids, thermal field and elastic nonlocal parameter. While the transverse wave is found to be influenced by the nonlocal parameter, but independent of void and thermal parameters. For a particular model, the effects of frequency, void parameters, thermal parameter and nonlocality have been studied numerically on the phase speeds, attenuation coefficients and specific losses of all the propagating waves. All the computed results obtained have been depicted graphically and explained. © 2019, © 2019 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.