Casino is the regional hub of a very large cattle industry and positions itself as the 'Beef Capital' of Australia.
Casino has a population of nearly 11,000 people, the median age is 40 years. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people make up 9% of the population.
Casino is a town in the Northern Rivers area of New South Wales and is It is located 30 km from Lismore, 726 km north of Sydney and 228 km south of Brisbane. Casino lies on the banks of the Richmond River and is situated at the junction of the Bruxner Highway and the Summerland Way.
With its wide open streets, art deco buildings and relaxed, friendly community, Casino is becoming a sought after place to live, work and play. It is a thriving rural centre which relies heavily on the region’s cattle and timber industries.
The closest airport to Casino is Lismore Regional Airport, which is a 27 minute drive from Casino and is serviced daily by Regional Express Airlines (Rex) with five flights to and from Sydney Airport.
The major sources of employment in Casino are:
- Health Care and Social Assistance
- Accommodation and Food Services
- Education and Training
Casino and District Memorial Hospital is a level 3 acute care rural hospital that undertakes over 940 surgical procedures and sees over 14,500 Emergency attendances annually. Services that are provided include, antenatal clinic, medical imaging, surgical and medical ward, needle and syringe programs.
There is also Casino Community Health which provides a wide range of accessible healthcare services to people of all ages living in Casino and surrounding communities.
Lismore Base Hospital, just under half an hour from Casino, is the regional referral hospital which undertakes over 8,100 surgical procedures annually. It is an accredited teaching hospital and the largest hospital within the Local Health District.
Casino is serviced by NSW ambulance service.
Riverside Family Practice
Casino has two public and two private primary schools as well as one public and two private secondary schools.
- Casino Public School
- Casino West Public School
- St Mary’s Catholic School
- Casino High School
- St Mary’s Catholic College
- Casino Christian School (K-12)
For young families the Casino region offers a range of options suitable for children from 6 weeks to school aged, for occasional care, long day care, family day care and pre-school.
Casino offers a number of the well-known national chains including Aldi, Coles, Retravision and Target as well as an exceptional range of beautiful shops and markets
Much more extensive shopping opportunities are available just half an hour away in the nearby regional town of Lismore.
There are a number of places of worship located in Casino including, but not limited to, Assemblies of God, Baptist, Catholic, Christian Outreach Centre, Presbyterian and Uniting churches.
Additional options are available in nearby Lismore including the Bodhitree Forest Monastery and Retreat Centre.
Casino offers a range of sporting and recreation clubs including an 18 hole golf course. It also features a number of arts and cultural centres including the Jambamba Art Gallery where you can watch the artists from the Bundjalung Nation practice their craft. The stunning gallery showcases ever changing exhibitions.
Casino is the gateway to many of the region’s wilderness areas and national parks of the northern tablelands including the lush rainforests of the Border Ranges National Park, Mt Warning Nation Park and approximately 20kms from Casino at Dryaaba, you will find local Aboriginal Rock Carvings.
Enjoy a coffee, snack or a delicious meal at one of Casino’s cafes or restaurants. Casino offers wide range of selections include fresh seafood and ﬁne dining, with picturesque settings.