About the Ballina Shire

Carved by the Richmond River and North Creek, the coastal town of Ballina on the North Coast of NSW is the perfect union of long, uncrowded Pacific beaches, tidal bays, fertile valleys and a forward-thinking food scene. Then, just a 12-minute drive north of Ballina, is Lennox Head, home to world-renowned surf breaks, golden beaches, a tranquil lake, and more great eating.

Nestled in between Ballina and Lennox Head, is Skennars Head. This beautiful coastline is full of amazing beaches, fishing spots, surfing spots, scenic walks, cycle ways and picnic spots. Skennars Head and Flat Rock are close to camping facilities and are a short scenic drive from Ballina Byron Gateway Airport.

The easy coastal lifestyle and sub tropical climate make the Ballina Shire a lovely place to live and raise a family.