The small coastal town of Evans Head is a popular holiday resort located between the Evans River, kilometres of beaches and national parks.
Evans Head, located in the Richmond Valley of Northern NSW, is 710 km (7.5 hr drive) north of Sydney, 218 km (2.5 hour drive) south of Brisbane and approximately 40 km (40 min drive) from the larger centres of Lismore and Ballina.
Evans Head is known for tourism, sugar cane farming, dairying and its fishing fleet - it lays claim to being the first prawning port in Australia.
The Ballina Byron Gateway Airport is 42 km (40 min drive) from Evans Head. Ballina The airport provides direct links to Sydney, Melbourne and Newcastle with either Jetstar, Virgin Australia, REX or Fly Pelican.
There is a North Coast rail service daily or overnight train from Sydney to Brisbane via coach transfer at Casino.
Evans Head is home to nearly 3000 people and the median age of its residents is 51 years. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people make up almost 5% of the population.
The closest hospital to Evans Head is Lismore Base Hospital, 43 km (40 min drive), is a level 5 base regional referral hospital that is an accredited teaching hospital and is the largest within the Local Health District. Lismore also has a Community Health Centre located near the hospital. It is the designated regional trauma centre and provides specialist services in emergency medicine. It also provides medical staff for the Local Health District retrieval service that covers from Coffs Harbour in the south to Tweed Heads in the north.
St Vincent’s Private Hospital in Lismore, with 130 beds, is an acute surgical, medical, rehabilitation and palliative care hospital that provides a range of hospital services.
A new HealthOne is currently being built on the site of the existing Community Health Centre in Evans Head. During construction, community health services have been temporarily relocated.
There is an Ambulance Service of NSW station in Evans Head.