Goonellabah Suburb Guide

Your guide to real estate and living in Goonellabah

Located on a hill on the fringe of eastern Lismore, Goonellabah is one of the most popular places to reside in the Lismore area. And it’s no wonder – with plenty of community facilities and a variety of property types, there’s something for everyone in Goonellabah. 

Living in Goonellabah

Goonellabah is a large locale and the variety of handy amenities dotted all over the suburb makes for very easy living.
Residents of this popular area can take advantage of all it has to offer, and families of all ages will appreciate easy access to a selection of fantastic public and private schooling options – including Kadina High School, Blue Hills College K-12, Summerland Christian College K-12 School and Goonellabah Primary School – as well as day care centres and preschools.
There are plenty of shopping options for your weekly grocery run or caffeine hit, with Coles, Liquorland, a butcher, pharmacy and newsagency found in Goonellabah Village. Goonellabah Shopping Centre is directly across the road comprising Woolworths, McDonald’s, Australia Post, a petrol station, dining options and a variety of specialty stores.
Residents can cool off or work up a sweat at well-equipped Goonellabah Sports and Aquatic Centre, a large complex popular with kids and adults alike. It features a 25-metre lap pool, splash pool, waterslides, swimming classes, aqua aerobics, a 24-hour gym and much more. And medical facilities are just a stone’s throw away with two major medical clinics located in Goonellabah.
For those who love the great outdoors, there are lots of sporting fields in Goonellabah, as well as a secret rainforest walk hidden away from the hustle and bustle of the city. To find Richmond Birdwing Butterfly Gully, enter the path at the corner of Kadina Street and Oliver Street and discover a beautiful sub-tropical rainforest, open grassy areas and sparkling ponds. You might even spot a platypus!
Conveniently located inbetween Lismore and Chilcotts Grass, Goonellabah locals can easily access the conveniences of the CBD or drive a short way to spend a day in the nearby coastal towns of Ballina or Byron Bay. 

Real estate in Goonellabah

As the youngest part of the greater Lismore area with many houses built in the 1980s and 1990s, Goonellabah attracts everyone from university students to young families.
This popular part of Lismore has a population of over 13,000 people and the suburb is continuing to grow, as new land subdivisions pave the way for more residential opportunities in Goonellabah than ever before.
While the suburb expands, property prices in Goonellabah remain very affordable, much like Lismore on the whole. As a rule, prices in Lismore tend to be much more stable and less volatile than coastal areas and nearby beach towns.
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