Lennox Head is a beautiful coastal village with a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.
The population of Lennox Head is 6,147 and is comprised of approximately 51.6% females and 48.4% males. It has an indigenous population of 84 (1.4%) and a median age of 40.
Lennox Head is a seaside village in the Northern Rivers region on the stretch of coast between Byron Bay and Ballina.
It is 15 minutes (14kms) north of Ballina, 25 minutes (22kms) south of Byron Bay and 2 hours (186kms) south of Brisbane.
Lennox Head lies at the southern end of magnificent Seven Mile Beach in an area where headlands, bays and beaches make stunning coastal scenery.
Ballina/Byron Bay Regional Airport provides direct links to Sydney, Melbourne and Newcastle. Jetstar, Rex and Virgin Australia offer daily direct services to Sydney, while Jetstar also provides daily direct services to Melbourne and Rex to Newcastle.
There is a railway station at Lennox Head which is serviced by NSW Trainlink North Coast Line, however, the main station that has return travel daily trips from Brisbane to Sydney is at Casino, which an hour (69.3kms) west of Lennox Head.
The main industries people from Lennox Head work in are:
• Health care and social assistance
• Education and training
• Retail trade
• Accommodation and food services
The nearest hospital is Ballina District Hospital, which is 15 minutes (14kms) to east. It is a local community, level 3 rural hospital, providing care to over 8,300 patients every year. The hospital has over 17,800 Emergency attendances annually.
The General Medical Ward is a 30 bed unit which includes 4 monitored cardiac beds. The unit has the capacity to open an additional 6 beds during high demand periods. Medical Services include Acute General Medical and Day Stay Medical.
The Operating Theatres and Day Surgery Unit utilises one theatre and a 4 bed and 4 chair Day Surgery Unit. Specialities include General, Vascular, Urology and Gynaecological surgery.
The hospital also has a rehabilitation unit, renal unity and Satellite Chemotherapy Unit.
Lennox Head is supported by the NSW Ambulance Service in Ballina.
Lennox Head has one public primary school catering for children from kindergarten to year 6 Lennox Head Public School
Nearby Ballina offers a range of public and private primary and secondary schools.
Lennox Head offers young families child care options for children from 6 weeks to school aged for family day care, long day care and preschool.
Lennox head offers an IGA supermarket as well as several retail shops and a variety of café, eateries and restaurants.
The nearby regional centre of Ballina is well serviced with multiple shopping precincts including the Ballina Fair Shopping Centre which is anchored by Woolworths supermarket, Target and Ballina Fair Cinemas. It also offers a great range of other stores and services including health and beauty, electronics and communications, homeware and furnishings, shoes and accessories, toys, pet supplies and travel.
Places of worship in Lennox Head include, Assemblies of God Church, Australian Christian Church, Lennox Christian Church, Presbyterian Church Conference Centre Camp.
Nearby Ballina also offers Australian Christian Church, Baptist Church, Catholic Church, Christian City Church, Christian Outreach Centre, Heritage of Faith Word and Worship Centre, Presbyterian Church, Salvation Army Church, Seventh Day Adventist Church, Uniting Church.
Lennox Head offers a classic beachside lifestyle that provides options for all types of people. For those whose idea of something to do is doing nothing in particular, the beach or beachside parks are just a short stroll away and offer lots of great places to sit and relax. For those are nature lovers, there numerous coastal environments to explore. The nearby headland known as Lennox Point, is popular with surfers, who come for the famous right-hand break, while hang-gliders are drawn to the headland to launch off its 65m cliff.
Lake Ainsworth is located at the northern end of Pacific Parade and is complemented by wonderful barbecue and picnic facilities. Food lovers and market browsers will enjoy the range of local cafés, eateries, restaurants and weekly produce and general markets.
Lennox Head offers a variety of sports clubs including bowls, rugby, cricket and surf-life saving with many more sporting opportunities available in the nearby towns of Ballina and Byron Bay.
Lennox Head also hosts a couple of annual events including the Love Lennox Festival, which is held every year in June and the Lennox Longboard Surf Classic, which takes place every August.