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Lifestyle is the key driver for people to visit and stay on. Whether it is one of the picturesque hamlets or larger centres, you will be welcomed to our vibrant communities.

As one of the most creative regions in Australia, we are natural innovators. We are fast becoming a magnet for the leading lights of the film industry and some of our fine artists are world famous.

Our regional university, Southern Cross University, TAFEs and schools provide for a broad range of expertise and generally cater to a more individualised delivery to students of all backgrounds. In particular we value our youth and are driven to provide a sustainable future for all.


Born and raised in Sydney I recently moved up to Lismore to work in the area's burgeoning medicinal cannabis industry. With no expectations upon arrival I was surprised at how immediately at home I felt up here. The Northern Rivers has everything; from a bustling business sector with a real sense of community, to the world's most beautiful beaches (and surf breaks!) and no traffic. People are just plain happier up here, and with every convenience at your doorstep I can't see myself living anywhere else.
Tim Ritchie
Operations Manager, Canna Pacific


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With the perfect climate, great schools and universities it’s easy to see why so many are choosing the Northern Rivers for their sea or tree-change.