• A Short History

The Bangalow 2479 postcode covers an area that incorporates the township of Bangalow and a surrounding rural population including St Helena, Coorabell, Possum Creek, Newrybar, Binna Burra, Brooklet, Nashua, Fernleigh, Knockrow and part of Coopers Shoot. The population of Bangalow township and it's surrounding areas in the 2479 postcode ia approx 4,200. Locals joke that it took 100 years to reach 2100 and 10 years to double to 4200.

In keeping with the strong community spirit, Bangalow has a wealth of community organisations, such as Chamber of Commerce, Lions, Bridge Club, Scouts, CWA, Garden Club, Land/Rivercare group, Parks Committee, Playgroup, Pool Trust, Poultry Club, Quilters group, Historical Society and a Writer’s Group. There is a Sports Association as well as Rugby, Soccer, Cricket, Netball, Bowls, Tennis and Social Golf clubs.

The township has expanded greatly over the past two decades, with several new residential subdivisions spreading towards the township boundaries.  Many new settlers are moving to Bangalow as the character and sense of community in Byron Bay has altered dramatically over recent years and many coastal settlers now prefer the lifestyle that the village offers.

Bangalow is renowned for its strong community spirit and has one of the largest populations of families in the Shire.

Bangalow is also renowned for its picturesque countryside and agricultural pursuits.  The surrounding green, rolling hills are a patchwork of fruit trees, macadamia orchards, coffee plantations, dairy cattle and other agricultural activities.

Many specific events happen in Bangalow throughout the year and it is quickly gaining a reputation as a centre for music and cultural development.


  • New South Wales Visitor Information Centres in this area:- Ballina 02 6686 3484; Byron Bay 02 66808558 Lismore 02 6622 0122 Murwillumbah 1800 674 414

  • The Macadamia Castle Pacific Hwy. Knockrow entry free Open daily 9-5 www.macadamiacastle.com.au - ph 66 878 432

  • Teven 9 hole Golf Course Eltham Rd., Teven (Tintenbar Area) Phone 02 6687 8386 Fax 02 6687 8762 www.tevenvalleygolfcourse.com.au

  • The Crystal Castle at Montecollum is worth a visit.www.crystalcastle.com.au

  • Ballina Naval & Maritime Museum Regatta St. Ballina Ph. 66811002 www.ballinamaritimemuseum.org.au

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15 mins from Bangalow Cape Byron has an international reputation. Rainforest, rugged lighthouse-byron-baycliff faces, stunning views of the hinterland and ocean, and outstanding vantage points for watching whales and dolphins from the headland.

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About 40 mins south of Bangalow.

The Salty Lagoon walk is 3 kms long and an early morning stroll instills feelings of awe at the diversity of fauna and flora. Wet Heathland gives way to Swamp Forest that opens onto the mysterious and tranquil lagoon and it's waterbirds and feeling of long human habitation.

A spirit woman guards the lagoon. Guangun appears as a light in the swamps at night.

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Blanch's Bus Service Phone 6686 2144
Kirklands Phone 6622 1499

www.bangalowlimousines.com.au ph 0488 426 600

Byron Bay Taxis Phone 6685 5008
Byron Bay Limousines Phone 6685 6497

COUNTRYLINK Phone 132 232 XPT rail service daily from Grafton to Sydney.
COUNTRYLINK RURAL COACH SERVICES daily service from Byron Bay connects with the morning XPT at Grafton.

PREMIER MOTOR SERVICE Phone 13 34 10 for 24 hr reservations daily services Byron Bay to Brisbane Sydney, Cairns and Melbourne. 
GREYHOUND PIONEER Phone 132030 Daily from Byron Bay to Brisbane and Sydney.
KIRKLANDS Phone 6622 1499  Byron Bay to Gold coast and Brisbane daily.
SUNCOAST PACIFIC Phone 07 3236 1901 Daily Byron Bay to Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast.
MCCAFFERTY'S Phone 131499 Daily Byron Bay to Brisbane and Sydney.