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News & Insights

For all the latest news and events

News & Insights

For all the latest news and events

Where the locals go: to stay in the know

Whether you’re a longstanding local, a curious newcomer, or you’re just passing through, finding reliable information about the happenings in our vibrant community is essential. Lucky for you, we know where the locals go, and we’re happy to share!


There’s an app for that

There’s an app for everything these days, and our unique little pocket of the world is no exception. Keep up to date during fire and flood season, plan an epic rainforest adventure or stay in the know on all things Lismore and beyond with these handy apps.



Hazards Near Me – Set up notifications for fire and flood warnings near you.




NSW National Parks – Downloadable maps to use for your offline adventure.




Lismore App – everything Lismore all the time! Local events, upcoming markets, news and more.



Extra Extra!

Don’t underestimate the power of print! Our region boasts some fantastic local publications that dive deep into the stories that matter most to us. Keep an eye out for the latest issues out and about in the community or check out the digital publications online.

The Echo – an independent, free, weekly publication distributed throughout Tweed, Byron, Ballina, Lismore and Casino.

Nimbin Good Times– an independent, free, monthly publication distributed throughout Nimbin, Lismore and Kyogle

The Bangalow Herald  an independent, free, monthly publication distributed throughout Bangalow and surrounds.

Koori Mail – an independent, fortnightly, First Nations owned and run publication operating out of Lismore. The Koori Mail was integral in rallying and supporting the community during the 2022 floods and are very active in the region.

Region specific Daily Telegraph Publications

The Northern Star (Lismore and surrounds)

The Gold Coast Bulletin (Southern Gold Coast)

Tweed Daily News (Tweed Shire and surrounds)

The Daily Examiner (Grafton and surrounds)


Local Noticeboards

Take a wander through the heart of your town, and you’re likely to stumble upon the beating pulse of local information – community noticeboards. These colourful bulletin boards are a treasure trove of announcements and event flyers. From markets to community events, it’s the grassroots way to connect with your neighbours.

Last but not certainly not least, we recommend following locals (like us!) on social media.

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Have we missed any? What is your favourite go-to for locals’ knowledge?

Head over to our social channels to let us know!

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