The Northern Rivers region is located in the far North of New South Wales. The New South Wales/Queensland border lies to the north, the Clarence Valley in the south and the Great Dividing Range in the west. Three river systems define the Northern Rivers; the Tweed, Richmond and Clarence Rivers. Seven local government areas service the region, Tweed Shire, Byron Shire, Ballina Shire, Clarence Valley Shire, Lismore City, Kyogle Shire and Richmond Valley Council. The region is gifted with productive soils, excellent growing climate, beautiful beaches, educated and creative population and increasing investment into infrastructure.
We’re growing: With a total population of 302,649 and growing, we are the twelfth largest region in Australia.
We’re natural: Defined by the Tweed, Richmond and Clarence river systems. National Parks, world heritage sites, pristine
rainforest and a magnificent coastline all nestle within the region.
We embrace ‘different’: A popular choice for alternative lifestyles and innovative businesses opportunities
We celebrate culture: A rich indigenous cultural history dating back at least 12,000 years
We welcome you: Your choice of large regional centres- Tweed Heads, Lismore, Ballina and Grafton joined by major access routes, or smaller, vibrant towns including Murwillumbah, Byron Bay, Casino and Kyogle with a network of coastal and hinterland villages
We’re creative: A high proportion of innovative and creative people have chosen to locate here
We create opportunities: Southern Cross University was born here, TAFE and a range of traditional and non-traditional educational institutions inspire our future leaders and young people.
Business Success Stories
Get to know the stories behind some of our regions most successful brands and why they love doing business in the Northern Rivers so much.
The Husk Distillers story starts in the tropical paradise of the Caribbean. Paul and his wife Mandaley Perkins were on holiday in 2009 and discovered an array of rums, including the traditional agricole rum, made from the local sugar cane.