Alstonville is a charming hinterland town, between the ocean and rainforest, with a great lifestyle.
Alstonville is located within easy reach of the coastal town of Ballina (17 km to the east) and city of Lismore (20 km to the west). It is 190 km (2 hr drive) from Brisbane and 730 km (8 hr drive) from Sydney.
Alstonville is famous for its annual autumn showing of the Tibouchina trees that burst into bloom with big purple and mauve flowers as well as its rich red volcanic soil that supports dairy and beef farming, as well as the successful growing of coffee, peanuts, bananas, pawpaws, pineapples, avocados, macadamia nuts and other exotic fruits.
The closest regional airport is the Ballina Byron Gateway Airport, 27 km (20 min drive) from Alstonville. Jetstar, Rex and Virgin Australia offer daily direct services to Sydney, while Jetstar also provides direct services to Melbourne. Rex and Fly Pelican both offer flights to Newcastle.
There is a North Coast rail service daily or overnight train from Sydney to Brisbane via coach transfer at Casino.
Alstonville is home to more than 5,000 people, the median age of residents is 50 years. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people make up 2% of the population.
Alstonville is located just 14 km from Ballina District Hospital or 19 km from Lismore Base Hospital.
Ballina District Hospital is a level 3 rural hospital, with an emergency department, general ward, renal unit, rehabilitation unit, surgical services, medical imaging and community health. Ballina also has a community health centre located near the hospital providing allied health services to the community.
Lismore Base Hospital is a regional referral, level 5 base hospital and an accredited teaching hospital. It is the largest hospital within the Local Health District. Lismore also has a community health centre.
There is an Ambulance Service of NSW station in Alstonville serviced by volunteers.