Tintenbar is a growing community of small properties, it has panoramic views across fertile hills.
Tintenbar has a population of less than 1,000 people, the median age is 44 years. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people make up 1% of the population.
Tintenbar is a village located on the far North Coast of New South Wales and it is part of the Ballina Shire. It is located just over 10 minutes north-west of Ballina.
The closest airport is Ballina/Byron Bay Regional Airport which is just 10 minutes from Tintenbar.
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.
The major sources of employment in Tintenbar are:
- Retail trade
- Health care and social assistance
- Professional, scientific and technical services
- Education and training
- Accommodation and food services
The closest hospital, Ballina District Hospital, is a level three rural hospital. The general medical ward is a 30 bed unit which includes four monitored cardiac beds. The unit has the capacity to open an additional six beds during high demand periods. Medical services include acute general medical and day stay medical. There is one theatre and a four bed and four 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.
Tintenbar is supported by Ballina Ambulance Service.
Tintenbar has one primary school: Teven-Tintenbar Public School.
A broader range of educational options are available in the nearby regional town of Ballina.
The Tintenbar area offers a number of options for family day care, out of hours care, long day care and preschool.
The nearby town of Ballina is well serviced with a couple of shopping precincts and offers a great range of stores and services including Woolworths, IGA, Target, Best & Less, The Athlete’s Foot, The Reject Shop, Bunnings and various specialty stores, as well as a number of different cafes and coffee shops.
There are numerous of places of worship located in the broader Ballina region including Australian Christian Churches, Baptist, Catholic, Christian City Church, Christian Outreach Centre, Heritage of Faith Word and Worship Centre, Presbyterian, Salvation Army, Seventh Day Adventist and Uniting churches.
Tintenbar has lovely beaches beaches, headlands and parks that provide opportunities for a range of great activities for all ages. You will find picnic and barbecue facilities in most waterfront settings, there are 25kms of cycle ways and paths that allow you to explore the waterways and beaches and the skate park is world class.
Ballina, 10 minutes south of Tintenbar, sits on at the mouth of the Richmond River and is the commercial and cultural heart of the area. The streets are lined with stylish restaurants and cafes where you can sample fresh local seafood and cuisine. The town is absolutely brimming with things to do and see.
Famous for its fishing and seafood (home to The Big Prawn), Ballina also offers an array of activities for the water lover. There are many stunning beaches and great surf. The sand is pure and white, and the sea is a deep blue.
Annual festivals include the Ballina Coastal Country Festival held in June and the Ballina Prawn Festival in November.