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Located on the banks of the beautiful Richmond River, Casino is the regional hub for the surrounding beef cattle industry.

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Location

Located in the Northern Rivers region of NSW, Casino is 32 km (30 min drive) from Lismore, 717 km (8 hr drive) north of Sydney and 228 km (2.5 hr drive) south of Brisbane.

Located in the hinterland, Casino is a short drive from both the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Richmond Range National Park and the coastal centre of Ballina.

How to get there

The closest airport to Casino is Lismore Regional Airport, which is 27km (25 min drive) from Casino and is serviced daily by Regional Express Airlines (Rex) with flights to and from Sydney. Airport.

Ballina Byron Gateway Airport is 70 km (1 hr drive) from Casino and provides direct links to Sydney, Melbourne and Newcastle. It is serviced by Jetstar, REX and Virgin Australia.

Daily or overnight train travel services are available from Sydney to Brisbane.

Population

Casino is home to nearly 11,000 people, the median age of residents is 42 years. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people make up 10% of the population.

Casino is located in the North Coast Primary Health Network, this needs assessment provides an insight into population health across the North Coast community.

Healthcare facilities

Casino and District Memorial Hospital is a level 3 acute care rural hospital that provides antenatal clinic, medical imaging, surgical and medical ward, needle and syringe programs.

Casino Community Health provides a wide range of accessible healthcare services including Aboriginal health services, child & family health clinic, community nursing, diabetes education, dietetics and nutrition and, drug and alcohol counselling.

Nearby Lismore Base Hospital, is a level 5 base hospital. It is an accredited teaching hospital and the largest hospital within the Local Health District.

There is a NSW Ambulance Service station in Casino.

Accredited GP practices

  • Bulgarr Ngaru Aboriginal Medical Corporation – Casino
  • Casino Medical Centre
  • Maria Clinic
  • Riverside Family Practice

  • Industry

The major industry sectors employing residents of Casino are: meat processing, aged care residential services, primary education, supermarket and grocery store and takeaway food services.
  • Childcare

For young families Casino offers a range of options for occasional care, long day care, family day care and pre-school. Additional options are available in nearby Lismore.
  • Shopping

Casino has a shopping plaza, and offers a number of well-known national chains, such as Coles, Aldi, Target and Retravision as well as specialty and boutique stores and local markets. Additional shopping choices are available in the nearby town of Lismore and the regional centre of Ballina.
  • Places of worship

There are a number of places of worship located in Casino including Anglican, Baptist, Catholic, Seventh Day Adventist, Presbyterian, Salvation Army and Uniting churches. Additional places of worship are located in nearby Lismore and Ballina.
  • Points of interest

Casino refers to itself as the 'beef capital' and is home to the largest saleyard in northern NSW. Casino Beef Week is held annually and includes markets, live music, rodeo, horse races and farm tours. The Federation Heritage Scenic Walk takes in the town's many interesting historic buildings, dating from Victorian times through to the Art Deco era of the 1930s. The Richmond River and nearby national parks offer numerous opportunities for outdoor activities. The Richmond Valley Council community events calendar lists many events happening in the local area.
  • Sporting activities

Casino boasts many sporting clubs, sporting facilities and an indoor sporting complex, the climate allows for year-round outdoor activities. Sporting clubs include including: pony club, baseball, cricket, soccer, rugby league, swimming and martial arts. Clubs and their contact details can be found in the Richmond Valley Council sporting clubs directory.
  • Community groups and activities

In Casino community groups and volunteer organisations include the NSW VRA Casino Rescue Squad, SES, Casino Rotary Club, Lions Club, Casino VIEW Club and Country Women’s Association Far North Coast.
  • Social media groups

There are many social media pages and groups dedicated to life and sport in Casino, a good place to start are these Facebook pages and groups: Casino NSW the friendly town - you can bet on it, Richmond Valley Council, Richmond River Express Examiner and Richmond Valley Information Network.