Lismore City


Lismore City is located in the Northern Rivers Region of New South Wales. The City encompasses a total land area of nearly 1,300 square kilometres. Lismore City is a rural and urban area. More than 60% of the population live in the urban areas, particularly the township of Lismore and the villages of Bexhill, Clunes, Dunoon, Nimbin and Wyrallah, with numerous smaller villages and hamlets. Rural land is used largely for dairy farming, macadamia nut, coffee, tea tree, tropical fruit and sugar growing, and pig farming.

Key employment sectors include health care, retail and education, and to a lesser extent, manufacturing and agriculture. Lismore City has one major public hospital (Lismore Base Hospital), one private hospital (St Vincents Private Hospital), and one smaller public hospital (Nimbin Hospital). The main retail centres in Lismore City are the Lismore CBD, Lismore Central Shopping Centre, Lismore Square Shopping Centre and Goonellabah Village Shopping Centre. Lismore City features the North Coast TAFE (Lismore Campus), Southern Cross University (Lismore Campus) and numerous private and public schools. The main industrial areas are the Centenary Industrial Estate in Goonellabah and the South Lismore Industrial Estate, with smaller industrial areas in East Lismore and North Lismore.

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NOTE: The land use shown in the map is derived from ABS Mesh Block categories. Mesh Blocks broadly identify land use and are not designed to provide definitive land use. It is purely an indicator of the main planned land use for a Mesh Blocks. For more information please refer to ABS Mesh Block categories.

Transportation Networks

  • Parramatta Road
  • Liverpool Road (Hume Highway)
  • Inner west railway line


  • Sydney GPO 730km
  • Canberra GPO 1,000km
  • Melbourne GPO 1,600km

Major Industrial Precincts

  • East Lismore (eastern section)
  • Goonellabah (around Holland Street)
  • North Lismore (southern section)
  • South Lismore

Lismore City

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