Bangalow is a small town of Federation buildings surrounded by lush countryside, only 20 minutes from Byron Bay and the coast.
Bangalow is 18km (20 min drive) west of Byron Bay, and 24 km (20 min drive) north of Ballina. It is 165 km (2.25 hr drive) south of Brisbane and 736 km (8.5 hr drive) north of Sydney.
Bangalow’s streetscape, popular eateries and close proximity to Byron Bay has made it a popular tourist destination, it also has an interesting array of events including the Bangalow Music Festival and Bangalow Billy Cart Derby.
The closest airport to Bangalow is Ballina Byron Gateway Airport, which is just over 20 min drive (26km) to the south. A number of airlines operate from the airport, offering direct flights to Sydney, Newcastle and Melbourne.
There is a North Coast rail service daily or overnight train from Sydney to Brisbane via coach transfer at Casino.
Bangalow is home to more than 1500 people, and the median age of residents is 42 years. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people make up 1% of the population.
Byron Central Hospital is a new purpose built, level 2 hospital 8 km (8 min drive) from Bangalow. The hospital provides a range of acute and sub-acute inpatient services. It has fewer than 50 beds and provides aged care, cancer care unit, Emergency Department, general medical, pathology, palliative care and medical imaging.
The closest NSW Ambulance Service station is Byron Bay which is 10 km (10 min drive).