Evans Head is a scenic, peaceful, coastal, fishing village located on the banks of the Evans River.
Evans Head has a population of 2,730 and is comprised of approximately 50.8% females and 49.2% males. It has an indigenous population of 101 (3.7%) and the median age is 49.
Evans Head is located in the North Coast Primary Health Network (NCPHN).
This fact sheet provides an overview of the community profile for the NCPHN.
Evans Head is a town in Richmond Valley Shire of the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales. It is located just minutes from the Pacific Highway, approximately a 2 hour drive from Brisbane and only a one hour drive from Byron Bay and is located 726kms north of Sydney.
With six kilometres of safe surfing beaches and the main surfing beach patrolled in the summer months, there is magnificent coastal scenery and sandy river flats offering ideal fishing spots, safe river beaches and pristine beaches which are flanked by National Parks.
The closest airport to Evans Head is Lismore Regional Airport, which is a 36 minute drive from Evans Head and is serviced daily by Regional Express Airlines (Rex) with five flights to and from Sydney Airport.
The other nearby regional airport is in Ballina, which a 40 minute drive from Evans Head. Jetstar, Regional Express Airlines (Rex) and Virgin Australia offer daily direct services to Sydney, while Jetstar also provides daily direct services to Melbourne and Regional Express Airlines (Rex) to Newcastle.
The major sources of employment in Evans Head are:
- Health care and social assistance
- Retail Trade
- Education and training
- Accommodation and food services
- Public Administration and Safety
Evans Head does not have a hospital, but does have Evans Head Community Health which provides a wide range of accessible healthcare services to people of all ages living in Evans Head and surrounding communities.
Lismore Base Hospital which is a 36 minute drive from Evans Head is a regional referral hospital that undertakes over 8,100 surgical procedures annually. It is an accredited teaching hospital and the largest hospital within the Local Health District.
Ballina District Hospital which is a 40 minute drive from Evans Head is a rural hospital that provides care to over 8,300 patients every year and has over 17,800 Emergency attendances annually.
Evans Head is serviced by NSW ambulance service.
There is one general practice facility in Evans Head.
No accommodation available.
Evans Head has on school which caters for Kindergarten to year 12.
There are a broad mix of excellent public and private school options available in Lismore.
Evans Head offers young families a few options suitable for children from 6 weeks to school aged for long day care and preschool.
Evans Head has an IGA and 5 Star supermarket as well as a number of boutique retail stores. It also offers regular weekend markets where you can pick up homemade gifts and produce, plants and that unusual gift.
Much more extensive shopping opportunities are available in the nearby regional centres of Lismore or Ballina, just over half an hour from Evans Head.
There are a number of places of worship located in Evans Head including, but not limited to, Australian Christian Churches, Baptist and Christian Life Centre, and Presbyterian churches.
The nearby towns centres of Lismore and Ballina offer additional options.
Evans head is a coastal town and a holiday resort sandwiched between two National Parks, the Bundjalung National Park and the Broadwater National Park. There is a wide curved beach that is popular for fishing, surfing and swimming. Evans Head boast a large opportunity for water sports, such as, kayaking, canoeing, fishing and deep sea fishing, surfing, swimming and paddle boarding.
The nearby regional centres of Ballina and Lismore offer a large range of arts, culture and entertainment options.