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Shop local with Loving Local Gift Cards ♥

Looking for gift ideas and ways to support local businesses and community?

Lismore's ‘Loving Local Gift Cards’ make excellent presents for family, friends, staff and for anyone who’s hard to buy for.

You can load as littles as $10 up to $1,000 onto the card, which can only be spent in Lismore participating businesses. Each card gives the holder plenty of choice.

The community gift cards are designed to help keep money within our community by encouraging people to shop locally, and are delivered through the Why Leave Town program.


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Where can I spend Loving Local Gift Cards?

There are lots of amazing local retail stores, places to dine, food and services, health, wellbeing and experience stores where you can spend the gift cards.

Here is a map of the increasing array of participating stores across Lismore and Goonellabah, where  Loving Local Gift Cards can be redeemed.

Where can I get Loving Local Gift cards?

The easiest way is to go to 'Load Up stores' in the CBD, where you can find the cards in a display stand and it's easy to load a gift card to the amount you choose (betwen $10-$1,000, with no additional costs). The gift cards come with information about how to spend them, plus a QR code linking to this webpage and interactive map

Currently, there are four 'Load Up' stores in Lismore:

Every time a Loving Local Gift Card is loaded, 100% of the money heads straight back to local businesses.

Can I buy Loving Local Gift Cards online? 

Yes. If you want to buy bulk quantities of gift cards or can't get to Lismore CBD, you can order them online here (this link goes to Why Leave Town, who works with Lismore City Council to deliver the gift card program).

How can my business join the Loving Local Gift Card program?

Lismore Businesses can find out more and get involved here – it’s free to join the Loving Local Gift Card program!

Keen to find out more?


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Background information and contact

Lismore City Council launched the Loving Local Gift Card program in 2021, in collaboration with the Lismore Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

The 2022 flood disaster had devastating impact across Lismore and the region, including many of the business participating in this initaitive. Lismore City Council are working to support business recovery and renewal, and these gift cards are a great way to support our local businesses and community.

The Loving Local Gift Cards program is a key promotional and support campaign as part of the Business Activation Plan, funded through the Special Business Rate Variation Levy and Lismore City Council.

You can contact Council's Destination and Economy team to find out more or get involved - phone 02 6625 0500 or email

Find load-up stores and participating businesses

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