The Lismore Community

Living and loving Lismore


Situated amongst a backdrop of native rainforests and waterfalls, Lismore is a treasured place amongst Northern Rivers locals. A city known for a unique blend of the old and new, Lismore is a spot where a relaxed pace, cultural diversity, metropolitan convenience, quirky charms and a mystical natural beauty set the score.
 

Things to do in Lismore

 
With a population of almost 50,000, it’s no wonder Lismore has a fantastic selection of amenities – opportunities for employment and study abound, and there is no shortage of dining and entertainment options. On one side of town sits Southern Cross University; at the other, a bustling city centre lined with cafes, restaurants and plenty of cosmopolitan conveniences. Lismore is a shoppers’ paradise with Lismore Shopping Square, Lismore Central Shopping Centre and the Goonellabah Village all at your fingertips, and plenty of fashion boutiques to be found in the many arcades hidden in town.
 
A city well versed in education, there are plenty of public and private schools to choose from, as well as preschools, TAFE colleges and Australia’s main Southern Cross University Campus. Other excellent facilities include the region’s major public hospital, the centrally located Lismore Base Hospital, as well as a private hospital, cinema complex and the Lismore Worker’s Club, Lismore’s local club with food and drinks, live music, and family entertainment.
 
Sitting on nature’s doorstep, Lismore offers plenty of opportunities to explore the outdoors, with lush rainforests, rolling green hills, sparkling waterfalls and ancient volcanoes never too far away – and for water babies, the pristine beaches of Ballina and Byron Bay are only a short drive.  
 

Real estate in Lismore

 
Lismore is lucky enough to be blessed with some of the best value real estate in the Northern Rivers. From big family houses, inner-city properties, smaller units and out-of-town acreages there’s something to suit everyone’s taste and budget.
 
For locals and visitors alike, the slower pace of Lismore and its neighbouring villages contrasted with the urban conveniences of the city offers a unique atmosphere not found anywhere else in Australia. To read more about what it’s like to live in Lismore, check out our community stories and suburb guides or get to know us – we’re all Lismore locals!
 

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