Toormina is a lovely coastal town in the Coffs Habour region near the seaside suburb of Sawtell.
The population of Toormina is 6,076 of which 54.3% are females and 45.7% are males. Toormina has a population of 394 (6.5%) indigenous people and a median age of 42.
Toormina is located on the Coffs Coast, just over 10 minutes south of Coffs Harbour and six minutes north of Sawtell.
The closest airport is Coffs Harbour Airport, 10 minutes to the north. Direct flights operate daily to and from Sydney, and weekly to and from Melbourne, with three operators: QantasLink, Tiger Air and Virgin Australia, servicing the region.
Coffs Harbour Railway Station is serviced by the North Coast railway line with six XPT services daily, three heading north to Brisbane and three south to Sydney
The main industries people from Toormina work in are:
- Retail trade
- Health care and social assistance
- Accommodation and food services,
- Education and training,
The closest hospital is Coffs Harbour Health Campus. It has 292 beds and provides a broad range of specialist services including general medicine, surgery, day surgery, planned and emergency theatre service, coronary care (including coronary angiography unit), intensive care, obstetrics, paediatrics, 24-hour Emergency Department, oncology, palliative care, rehabilitation, stroke, acute renal dialysis, high dependency and mental health and an extensive range of outpatient clinics.
Toormina is supported by the Coffs Harbour ambulance service.
There is one general practice facility in Toormina.
Toormina residents have access to a number of childcare options including long day care, family day care and preschool.
Toormina Gardens is a convenient local shopping destination that offers Coles, Kmart and Woolworths all under one roof along with 55 specialty stores and services, including Best and Less, and Blooms the Chemist.
The nearby city of Coffs Harbour offers a vast array of additional shopping options.
There are many places of worship within the greater Toormina region including Anglican, Baptist, Calvery Life Assemblies, Catholic, C3 Church, Christian Outreach Centre, Church of Christ, Heartbeat Church, Jehovah’s Witness, LifeHouse Church, Methodist Church, New Apostolic Church, Seventh Day Adventist, United Pentacostal Church, Presbyterian, Salvation Army, Wesleyan Methodist Church, and Uniting Church in Coffs Harbour.
In Woolgoolga, 30 minutes to the north has a Sikh Temple, In Guru Nanak
Toormina is a peaceful and rather typical coastal holiday and family recreation village that is popular for its beaches, fishing, golfing, swimming, surfing and boating.
The nearby town of Sawtell has a heritage listed cinema showing recently released movies and the air conditioned cinema, with digital sound, screens an international film festival in October and a “Flickerfest” short film festival in March.
The Coffs Coast is a 10 minute drive from Toormina where there is are a broad range of entertainment options available from traditional to contemporary to suit all tastes.