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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.

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The unique lifestyle attributes of the Northern Rivers is a key driver for investment growth. The soil, the climate, the education facilities, the infrastructure and the innovators are among the best in regional NSW. Younger business people seeking alternative lifestyles are attracted to ‘tree change’ and ‘sea change’ opportunities provided by affordable housing, beaches and waterways and a creative social environment. Established businesses are attracted by the opportunity for an improved work/life balance that just can’t be achieved in a city. 

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 we have National Parks, world heritage sites, pristine
rainforest and a magnificent coastline all nestled 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 and smaller vibrant towns including Murwillumbah, Byron Bay, Casino and Kyogle, together 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.

Whatever the reason, we are here to make your decision easy!

More information about investing in the Northern Rivers

The Northern Rivers is host to an ever-increasing and diverse business community led by inspiring and dedicated business leaders who have leveraged their regional location to develop and grow their market position. Check out some of their stories below, and others In Good Company

MEET OUR 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.

Aurora

Spell Designs

Husk Distillers

Elizabeth Abegg
co-founder of Spell & The Gypsy Collective