Located in the Northern Rivers, Lismore is like no other place in New South Wales. Nestled in the hills, the region allows its residents and visitors to immerse themselves in some of Australia’s most pristine wilderness, including World Heritage national parks, as well as extraordinary artists, gourmet producers, and the homely campus of Southern Cross University.
It's this dynamic and creative space in the Northern Rivers that makes it an alluring spot to study, with its mix of quirky shops, an array of dining options, and fabulous food. The historic Lismore city centre houses a variety of fascinating boutiques and antique shops, arts and craft emporiums, and lots of al fresco cafés and eateries. What a place to live and study!
Southern Cross University Lismore campus occupies 75 hectares of lush, sub-tropical grounds including landscaped gardens and rainforest walkways that are home to a variety of native wildlife.
At the heart of student life is the Learning Centre, a state-of-the-art facility with individual and collaborative learning spaces and library resources. The adjacent Goodman Plaza is home to food and beverage outlets, Co-op bookshop, banking facilities and a range of student services.
Lismore is at the heart of the northern NSW region where you’ll find a lively arts and music vibe and colourful locals. The alternative village of Nimbin is known for its hippie lifestyle, vivid murals and unique festivals and tucked away in the lush hinterland, Kyogle is the gateway to magnificent national parks and rainforests.
The Richmond Valley sits to the south, covering beaches, rivers and national parks. Casino, an art deco town on the banks of the Richmond River, is known as the beef capital of NSW. On the coast, Evans Head has ocean beaches, a calm estuary, national parks and delicious fresh seafood. You can also visit the small towns of Woodburn, Coraki and Rappville.