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Welcome to the Heart of the Northern Rivers. 

Lismore and our villages have so much to offer, on every level. A dynamic and diverse education system that offers opportunities from preschool through to tertiary study. A world class health system, retail and hospitality sectors that are as inspiring as diverse, and some amazing industries that cater for our region, our state, and in some cases internationally.  

We are the gateway to some of Australia’s hidden natural gems. Highlighted by Nightcap National Park, with Minyon Falls as its centrepiece, there are so many places to visit and explore. Take a drive to Nimbin and embrace the quaint village atmosphere and enjoy the hospitality of the locals or take a walk along the Wilson River which is literally on the doorstep of our CBD. 

We are very proud of our farming heritage with Norco Dairy Co-Op being established more than 120 years ago and is still 100% farmer owned. There are also many artisan producers in our region that form a vibrant market scene with some also finding their way into mainstream retail outlets. Blueberries, macadamias, coffee and avocadoes are just some of the produce our region is renowned for. 

Our CBD is leading the resurgence in our region. There is a vibrant and diverse selection of cafes, restaurants and pubs, catering to all tastes and budgets. The retail sector is expanding and evolving, and we are the commercial centre for the region. Lismore has a thriving cultural scene, headlined by NORPA, who brings internationally renowned performers to our region. Along with iconic festivals, such as Eat the Street and Shine, there really is something for everyone. 

Lismore has some of the best sporting facilities in regional Australia. Many international, national and state organisations utilise these world class facilities to host tournaments throughout the year. From baseball, hockey and cricket to AFL and Rugby League, many sporting codes come to Lismore to enjoy the country hospitality, to sold out crowds. 

As the Mayor of Lismore, it is a pleasure to welcome you to our region. Embrace, enjoy and discover everything we have to offer. 

Cr Steve Krieg
Mayor of Lismore


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