Description

Byron Bay is a beachside town located in the far northeastern corner of the state of New South Wales, Australia. It is located 772 kilometres (480 min) north of Sydney and 165 kilometres (103 min) south of Brisbane. Cape Byron, a headland adjacent to the town, is the easternmost point of mainland Australia. At the 2016 census, the town had a permanent population of 9,246. It is the largest town of Byron Shire, though not the shire's administrative centre (which is Mullumbimby). The local Arakwal Aboriginal people's name for the area is Cavvanbah, meaning "meeting place". Lieutenant James Cook named Cape Byron after Royal Navy officer John Byron, circumnavigator of the world and grandfather of the poet Lord Byron.

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Around Byron Bay NSW 2481


Our Picks on what to Do in Byron Bay NSW

Cape Byron NSW

Julian Rocks Aquatic Reserve

Arakwal National Park NSW

Tyagarah Nature Reserve NSW

Cape Byron walking track

Sundive Byron Bay

Our Picks on where to Stay in Byron Bay NSW

Byron Beachfront Villa

Mariner Bay Apartments

The Barefoot Bay Cottage

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Our Picks on what to Eat in Byron Bay NSW

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Community Services  


Byron Bay Visitor Information Centre
80 Jonson Street,
BYRON BAY NSW 2481

Byron Shire Council
70 Station Street,
MULLUMBIMBY NSW 2482

Byron Bay Police Station NSW
2 Shirley Street (P.O. Box 886),
BYRON BAY NSW 2481

Byron Central Hospital
54 Ewingsdale Road,
Ewingsdale NSW 2481

Byron Bay Library - NSW
Middleton Street &, Lawson Street,
BYRON BAY NSW 2481

Byron Bay Swimming Pool
1/2 Jonson Street,
BYRON BAY NSW 2481

Location Information 

  • Elevation: 3 m
  • Population: 9,246
  • State electorate(s): Ballina
  • Federal Division(s): Richmond
  • Population information is based on 2016 Census data.
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Travel To  

Ballina NSW 2478 (35.5 km, 30 mins)
Burleigh Heads QLD 4220 (79.9 km, 1 hr 53 mins)
Acknowledgement of Country

Byron Bay NSW is located on the following Aboriginal Nation/s.

poidb.com acknowledges the Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the first inhabitants of the nation and the traditional custodians of the lands where we live, learn and work.