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Lismore is the commercial centre of the Northern Rivers region of NSW.  With major shopping centres and fast growing suburbs it is also the hub for a range of regional Government services.

For sports enthusiasts, Lismore has excellent facilities in Oakes Oval, a magnificent sporting ground for major events, dozens of playing fields and tennis courts, several gymnasiums, horse and greyhound racing tracks, and a very popular Speedway circuit, which is also the largest in the region.

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location

Nestled between the rainforest and the sea in the Northern Rivers of NSW, 45km inland from Byron Bay and 100km south of the Gold Coast, Lismore is the cultural and economic capital of the Northern Rivers region. Lismore covers 1267 square kilometres. (more)

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population

Lismore has a comparatively young population, with the median age being just 37 – the youngest median age in the region. Lismore’s population continues to grow at a sustainable level with the City’s residents maintaining the highest household income for the region. (more)

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climate

Summers are characterised by warm nights and warm to hot days, and late afternoon rain is common. Autumn is generally warm with some rain showers. Winter brings cool nights with warm sunny days, while spring has cool-warm nights with warm, occasionally hot days. (more)

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education

Lismore is well serviced by quality private and public schools, pre-schools and TAFE colleges, in addition to a Conservatorium of Music and a range of Adult Community Education programs. Lismore is also home to the main campus of Southern Cross University, one of Australia’s most progressive and contemporary Universities. (more)

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business

Lismore has a proud rural tradition, which began in forestry, graduated to dairy and has grown to include macadamia nuts, coffee, tea tree plantations and bush foods. (more)

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notable people

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