getting here

live + work + play

Nestled between the rainforest and the sea in the Northern Rivers of NSW, 45 km inland from Byron Bay and 100 km south of the Gold Coast, Lismore is the cultural and economic capital of the Northern Rivers region.

by plane

Regional Express (REX) Airlines are the official airline for the Lismore Workers Masters Games providing 40 flights each week between Lismore and Sydney. Lismore Masters Games competitors, family and friends can book online at

by car

Located on the Bruxner Highway and easily accessed by car, Lismore is within a 2.5 hour drive of Brisbane and around 9 hours from Sydney.

driving distances

Our online travel planner is the easiest way to plan your trip. Go to, then type in the location you are travelling from and the location you want to travel to. The planner will design the best driving route and map the journey for you.

by coach

Several coach and bus operators provide services to Lismore from major centres throughout Australia and the region. For the latest timetables, contact the Lismore Visitor Information Centre on 1300 369 795 or the following companies:

Northern Rivers Buslines
02 6626 1499 or 1300 367 077

Wallers Bus Co.
02 6622 6266 or 0428 255 284

Nimbin - Byron Bay Shuttle Bus
0413 217 153

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Premier Motor Service
13 34 10 or

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