Sub-tropical Mullumbimby is known for its a laid-back, alternative lifestyle. The nearby coastal towns of Brunswick Heads and Ocean Shores are within easy reach of Mullumbimby.
Mullumbimby is located 21 km (25 min drive) north west of Byron Bay, 40km (35 min drive) north of the regional centre of Ballina, 150 km (105 min drive) from Brisbane and 770 km (8.5 hr drive) from Sydney.
Mullumbimby is located on the Brunswick River, in the beautiful northern rivers hinterland, and is home to eclectic festivals and markets. The town of Ocean Shores is located to the north of the Brunswick River ocean entrance, and Brunswick Heads is located to the south.
The closest regional airport is Ballina/Byron Bay airport, which is less than 45 km (within 35 min drive) from the three towns. A number of airlines operate from the airport, offering direct flights to Sydney, Newcastle and Melbourne.
Ocean Shores is the larger of the three towns being home to more than 4,000 people. The median age of residents is 45 years. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people make up nearly 3% of the population. Mullumbimby is home to more than 3,000 people and the median age of residents is 46 years. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people make up nearly 2% of the population. While the smaller of the three towns Brunswick Heads is home to more than 1,500 people and the median age of residents is 49 years. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people make up nearly 3% of the population.
The closest hospital to Brunswick Heads, Ocean Shores and Mullumbimby is Byron Central Hospital, which is less than 15 min drive. It is a new purpose built, level 2 hospital. The hospital provides a range of acute and sub-acute inpatient services. It has fewer than 50 beds and provides aged care, cancer care unit, Emergency Department, general medical, pathology, palliative care and medical imaging.
There is a NSW Ambulance Service station in Mullumbimby.