Local Info

Ballina Shire is a great place to visit and the perfect place to live.  It is located on the sub-tropical North Coast of N.S.W on the mouth of the spectacular Richmond River surround by pristine waterways and white sandy beaches. Ballina is approximately 2hrs South of Brisbane and 9 hrs North of Sydney and is fast becoming a growth centre of the region tipped to grow substantially with Ballina By Pass well under construction.  As the area grows so do the available facilities and services.  We have listed a few below to assist you.

Shopping in Ballina

The Ballina Heights Estate is located approx 2km from major shopping centres, Ballina FairBallina Central, Coles/Kmart offering a variety of shops including Woolworths, Coles, IGA, Target, Big W, Kmart, Jewelery stores, shoe shops, fashion shops, music stores and cafe’s.  Ballina Fair shopping centre provides cinemas, heated indoor pool and gym. There are also neighboring shopping centres at East Ballina, West Ballina and the Industrial Estate which has a wide range of services including Aldi, Bunnings, automotive services, Pool Supplies s and a large range of Commercial, Industrial, Retail wholesale services.

Climate

Ballina enjoys mild temperatures all year round in a sub-tropical climate. For more climatic information please visit the Australian Bureau of Meteorology website. http://www.bom.gov.au

Population Facts and Figures

For information about population in the Ballina Shire please visit the Australian Bureau of Statistics website which offers a range of information specific topics or for a specific location. http://www.censusdata.abs.gov.au or view this fact sheet http://www.ballina.nsw.gov.au/content/uploads/Census_Fact_Sheet_ERP.pdf

Education and Services

There are 4 High Schools, 6 Primary Schools and one Special Needs School in Ballina, there is also North Coast Institute of TAFE, Adult Community Education (ACE) and is also close to Southern Cross University in Lismore and in the pipeline is another Primary School to be located in the Ballina Heights Estate. There are a range of High Schools and Primary Schools in the Ballina surrounds.

Ballina offers a range of Health services, the Ballina District Hospital is located in the heart of Ballina, there is a large numbers of doctors, specialist doctors, dentists and other heath professionals at your doorstep. Within the region there is also Lismore Base Hospital and St Vincent’s Private Hospital approximately 30 minutes  west of Ballina.  There is a range of aged care and retirement facilities such as Crowley Retirement Village, The Ex-Services Home, St Andrews Village, Soverign Gardens Retirement Village, Southern Cross Village, Riverside Bend and Sanctuary Village.

Please see below for contact information.

Schools

Ballina Public School
Crane Street BALLINA NSW 2478
Ph: 02 6686 2205 Fax: 02 6686 0692
http://www.ballina-p.schools.nsw.edu.

Emmanuel Anglican College
62 Horizon Drive WEST BALLINA NSW 2478
Ph: 02 6681 5054 Fax: 02 6681 3704
http://www.emmanuelcollege.nsw.edu.au/

Richmond Christian College
7 Gallans Road BALLINA NSW 2478
Ph: 02 6686 7847 Fax: 02 6686 3134
http://www.richmond.nsw.edu.au/index.html

St Francis Xavier’s Catholic Primary
Swift Street BALLINA NSW 2478
Ph: 02 6686 3370 Fax: 02 6686 0244
http://www.richmond.nsw.edu.au/index.html

Ballina High School
Crn Cherry and Burnett Sts BALLINA NSW 2478
Ph: 02 6686 2133 Fax: 02 6686 4235
http://www.ballina-h.schools.nsw.edu.au

Biala Special School
78 Fox Street BALLINA NSW 2477
Ph: 02 6686 3395 Fax: 02 6686 5810
http://www.biala.org.au/

Southern Cross School K–12
Chickiba Drive EAST BALLINA NSW 2478
Ph: 02 6686 0503 Fax: 02 6686 0508
http://www.sthcross-c.schools.nsw.edu.au

Ballina TAFE Campus
154 Burnett Street BALLINA NSW 2478
Ph: 02 6686 1511 Fax: 02 6686 2580
https://www.tafensw.edu.au

Skennars Head

Holy Family Catholic Primary School
40 Isabella Drive LENNOX HEAD NSW 2478
Ph: 02 6687 5311 Fax: 02 6687 5310
http://www.skhplism.catholic.edu.au/

Xavier Catholic College
2 Redford Drive SKENNARS HEAD NSW 2478
Ph: 02 6687 6484 Fax: 02 6687 6828
http://www.xavierlism.catholic.edu.au/

Southern Cross University Lismore Campus
Military Road EAST LISMORE 2480
Ph: 02 6620 3000 Fax: 02 6620 3700
http://www.scu.edu.au

Child Care

ABC East Ballina
38 Links Ave Ballina 6681 1633
http://www.childcare.com.au/

ABC Lennox Head
77 North Creek Rd Lennox Head 6687 6355
http://www.childcare.com.au/

Ballina Byron Family Day Care
17 Brunswick St Ballina 6686 7799
http://www.fdcballinabyron.com.au/

Ballina Early Learning Centre
Westlands Dr Ballina 6681 1122

Ballina Kiddi-Care
109 Tamar St Ballina 6686 8208
http://www.ballina.info/business/Ballina-Kiddie-Care-Centre.html

Ballina River Street Childrens Centre
12 River St Ballina 6686 4615
http://www.careforkids.com.au

St Annes Long Day Care Centre
42 Isabella Drive Skennars Head 6687 5961
http://www.sfxballina.org.au

Aged Care

Crowley
154 Cherry St Ballina 6686 5090

Ex-Services Home
7 Bentinck Street Ballina 6686 2383
http://www.agedservices.asn.au

St Andrews Village
59 Bentinck Street Ballina 6686 8752
http://wss.standrew.com.au

Community Clubs

Ballina & District Pipe Band
PO Box 851 Ballina (02) 66 86 4878
http://www.nswpba.org

Ballina Apex 40
79 Martin Street Ballina (02) 66 86 2311

Ballina CWA Association
PO Box 654 Ballina (02) 66 86 9928

Ballina Bridge Club
North Creek Road Ballina (020 66 81 5533
http://www.users.on.net

Ballina Information & Referral
Centre (BDCSA) PO Box 623 Ballina (02) 66 86 7776

Ballina Island Probus Club
PO Box 215 Ballina (02) 66 86 3003

Ballina Lions Club
PO Box 201 Ballina (02) 66 86 8250
http://www.ballinalions.com/

Ballina on Richmond Rotary Club
PO Box 891 Ballina (02) 66 81 4155
www.ballinarotary.com

Ballina Probus Club
PO Box 774 Ballina (02) 66 86 4623

Ballina Red Cross
160 Tamar Street Ballina (02) 66 86 2329
http://www.redcross.org.au

Ballina RSL Club
264 River Street Ballina (02) 66 86 2544
http://www.ballinarsl.com.au/

Ballina RSL Marine Modellers
C/- Ballina RSL Club River Street Ballina (02) 66 86 0678

Ballina RSL Youth Club
2/8 Endeavour Close Ballina (02) 66 86 0744

Ballina Senior Citizens Club
Swift Street Ballina (02) 66 86 7043

Ballina Shire Band
207 Old Byron Bay Road Newrybar (02) 66 86 4009

Ballina Toastmasters
PO Box 378 Ballina
(02) 66 86 9695 (Pres)
(02) 66 81 3759 (Sec)
(02) 66 81 3003 (Vice Pres)
email: georgevee@ceinternet.com.au

Commonwealth Respite & Carelink Centre – Far North Coast
PO Box 739 ALSTONVILLE NSW 2477
Ph: 02 6620 4000 Fax: 02 6628 1314
Email: lindae@crccfnc.org
Accounts: accounts@crccfnc.org

Ex-Service Women’s Assoc
1 Sunway Place Ballina (02) 66 86 7837

East Ballina Lions Club
PO Box 672 Ballina (02) 66 81 3490

Girl Guides Assoc – Ballina & Alstonville
(02) 66 89 5294

Friends of the Library – Ballina
C/- Ballina Library River Street Ballina (02) 66 86 7180
http://rtrl.nsw.gov.au

Lennox Head Probus Club
PO Box 4 Lennox Head (02) 66 87 6441

Meals on Wheels
62 Crane Street Ballina NSW 2478 02 6686 2636.
http://www.mealsonwheels.org.au/

Multicultural Society Northern
Rivers PO Box 873 Ballina (02) 66 86 8120

Probus Club of Ballina Waters
PO Box 530 Ballina (02) 66 86 3321

Residents Association – Lennox Head
50 Greenfield Road Lennox Head (02) 66 87 7176

Richmond River Sailing & Rowing Club
2 River Street/PO Box 963 Ballina
Commodore: Ian Bowles ianabowles@yahoo.com.au
Secretary: Jacqueline Heap jheap@iprimus.com.au
Rowing Officer: Leslie Sanderson sandypegs@bigpond.com
http://richmondriver.yachting.org.au/

Richmond-Tweed Family
Historical Society PO Box 817 Ballina (02) 66 87 7098
http://www.rtfhs.org.au/

Tintenbar Red Cross
PO Box 246 Ballina (02) 66 86 2165

University of the Third Age
PO Box 55 Ballina (02) 66 83 4441

TS Lismore Unit Committee
Naval Cadets PO Box 1203 Ballina (02) 66 86 8238

War Widows Assoc – Richmond River
PO Box 1315 Ballina (02) 66 86 3962

Sporting Clubs

Click here for a PDF of  local Sporting Clubs

Transport

Ballina Byron Gateway Airport is located in the Ballina Industrial Estate close to Ballina C.B.D and  minutes to the Ballina Heights Estate offering daily flights between Ballina and Sydney. It is serviced by Jet Star, Rex(Regional Express) and Virgin Blue.  There are local bus services, taxi services, hire cars and extensive cycleway/walkways through Ballina and Ballina Heights.  Click to view a range of Ballina transport options.

Medical

Ballina Hospital
Cherry St Ballina 6686 2111
http://www.ncahs.nsw.gov.au

Moon Street Medical Centre
11 Moon St Ballina – 02 6686 2611
http://www.moonstmedical.com.au/

Grant Street Clinic
15-17 Grant St, Ballina – 02 6686 2535
http://www.grantstreetclinic.com.au/

Ballina West Medical Centre
12 -13 Pacific Highway West Ballina – 02 6681 1333
http://www.bwmc.com.au