Home to the annual Bangalow Show, Billycart Derby, Christmas Eve Fair, Bangalow is synonymous with community.

Ask any resident and they’ll tell you that it’s the people, culture, heritage, delightful streetscape and community services that attract people of all ages to this historic township.

Located just 15 minutes drive between the iconic tourist town of Byron Bay and the thriving commercial town of Ballina, Bangalow is home to quaint cafes and gift stores, art galleries, antique shops, award-winning restaurants, a heritage pharmacy with glass apothecary jars and wooden benches, and a large fruit and vegetable barn stocking quality regional produce.

Locals line up on Saturday mornings at the farmers’ market for vine-ripened tomatoes, exquisite local cheeses, baked goods, fresh seafood and other fabulous local fare.

The monthly Sunday Bangalow Market, held in the prettiest showground in the region, is a drawcard for tourists and locals in search of fresh produce, quirky gifts, local entertainment and a great cup of coffee with friends under the shade of huge weeping fig or camphor laurel trees.

While it’s a small town, Bangalow is anything but sleepy, hosting some of the region’s most popular and eclectic events at the recently restored A&I hall; from international classical music performances and sold-out rock shows to children’s pantomime and an annual cooking school program.

The Bangalow Primary School, sports field, historic churches, bowling club and skate park offer opportunities for people of all ages to be actively involved in their community.

Bangalow is also a progressive town, investing in services and facilities such as a new medical centre to ensure the well being of its community.

This is one place that you can enjoy a truly modern lifestyle while enjoy country charm, character and camaraderie.


  • Bangalow Public School (primary)


  • Population: approx. 1,902
  • Established in 1880s
  • Home to music, sporting & cultural festivals
  • 170 km south of Brisbane