Mullumbimby is an alternative lifestyle centre in glorious surroundings.
The population of Mullumbimby is more than 3,000 people, the median age is 44 years. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people make up 2% of the population.
Mullumbimby is a town in the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales and sits on the Brunswick River. It is located 23 minutes north west of Byron Bay, 50 minutes north east of Lismore and an 100 minutes south of Brisbane.
Mullumbimby is a historic scenic country town and is known as the “Biggest Little Town in Australia” because of how much this charming little town has to offer.
The closest regional airport to Mullumbimby is Ballina/Byron Bay airport, which is a 32 minute drive from Mullumbimby. Regional Express Airlines (REX), Virgin Blue, and Jetstar offer return daily flights to Sydney and Fly Pelican Airlines offering daily return flights to Newcastle.
The major sources of employment in Mullumbimby are:
- Retail trade
- Health Care and Social Assistance
- Education and Training
- Accommodation and Food Services
- Professional Scientific and Technical Services
Mullumbimby and District War Memorial Hospital is a local community, level 2 hospital. Services include, emergency department, aged care, general medical ward, medical imaging, needle and syringe program, palliative care, pathology and birthing services.
Mullumbimby is serviced by NSW ambulance service.
Mullumbimby Medical Centre
Mullumbimby has two public and two private primary schools, one public secondary school and one private secondary school.
- Mullumbimby Public School
- Wilson Creek Public School
- St John’s Primary School
- Hinterland Christian College (K-6)
- Mullumbimby High School
- Hinterland Christian College (7-12)
Mullumbimby offers young families a few options suitable for children from 6 weeks to school aged for long day care, for occasional care, long day care, family day care and preschool.
Mullumbimby is well serviced by Coles and IGA supermarkets, Mitre 10, and numerous boutique retail stores.
Much more extensive shopping opportunities are available in the nearby regional city of Ballina which is a 33 minute drive from Mullumbimby.
There are a number of places of worship located in Mullumbimby including Baptist, Catholic, Churches of Christ, Uniting and Presbyterian churches.
In Byron Bay there are alternative places of worship including Bahai Faith and Chabad. Bodhitree Forest Monastery and Retreat Centre is just under an hour away in Tullera and the Australian Tibetan Buddhist Centre (ATBC) is 50 minutes away in Smith Creek.
There is a lot on offer in Mullumbimby ranging from sporting and recreation clubs to shopping, to music and art events.
There is the Mullumbimby Community Gardens, Living Earth and Mullum Music Festivals and well as weekly farmers markets around the area showcasing the local art and craft, food and music.
For those who like a little bit of luxury, you may want to pamper yourself at the Kiva Spa, where you can indulge in the bathhouse or have relaxing massage.
Mullumbimby is a 20 minute drive to Byron Bay, which is a chic seaside town with glorious beaches, a New Age tinge, and loads of style, and features a number of attractions including idyllic beaches, stunning nature parks and a thriving arts and culture scene. There are also an array of art galleries or activities for those of you wanting to be more adventurous such surfing, stand up paddle boarding, golf, gliding, hot air ballooning, hang gliding and skydiving.