Community

General Information

Byron Bay Community

Byron Bay is the eastern most point of Australia ’s mainland on the New South Wales ‘ north coast. It is famous for its alternative lifestyles and attracts people from all walks of life. Byron Bay has a fantastic and diverse range of people that make the town a vibrant and interesting place to live. Known mainly as one of Australia’s top tourist destinations the town enjoys five beautiful unspoilt beaches together with mainly other natural beaches tucked away in near National Park. Some of the most popular pastimes are learning to surf, dining out, watching the world go by at one of the local Cafe’s, scuba diving, sunbaking, rainforest walks, local markets and a wide range of shopping. Byron is home to people from all socio economic levels and is a world class holiday resort with its magnificent beaches.

Byron Bay has a subtropical climate all year with the cooling coastal winds in summer a relief. Cape Byron is a 107 metre high rocky promontory at Australia ’s most eastern point. It protects Byron Bay and the Cape Byron lighthouse stands tall upon its top. Its light beams more than 40 km out to sea to warn sailors to beware of the treacherous coastline.

Ray White Real Estate Byron Bay have been a very involved part of the Byron Bay community for over 33 years and have a strong belief in giving back as much as possible. We feel that every member of our team and the wider community has a responsibility to give back as a way of repaying for the tremendous privilege of living in such a wonderful part of the world.  At present we support the following charities, organisations and community groups , Byron United, Keep Byron Beautiful Campaign, Northern River Community Foundation, Variety Club of Aust, Little Athletics – Byron Bay, Rotary Club, Byron Bay Scouts, Byron Bay Junior Lifesaving, Malibu Club, Holiday letting Organisation, Dragons Abreast, Byron bay Board riders, Byron Bay Rugby league Club, Byron Bay Golf Club, Byron Bay Junior Soccer Club, Byron Bay Women’s Bowling, Byron Bay Primary School, Byron Bay Pink Ladies.

Byron Shire Council
Byron Shire Council contact details:
Web: http://www.byron.nsw.gov.au
Email: council@byron.nsw.gov.au Location:
70-90 Station Street , Mullumbimby NSW 2482
Mail: PO Box 219, Mullumbimby NSW 2482
Phone: (02) 6626 7000 Fax: 02 6684 3018 8.30am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday
Emergency After Hours 02 6622 7022

Councillors
Councillors hold office for four years.
Nine Councillors form the Byron Shire Council and details for each Councillor are listed below:

Cr Simon Richardson
Mayor
PO Box 219 MULLUMBIMBY  NSW  2482
Council: 02 6626 7000
Mobile: 0427 076 834
Fax: 02 6684 3018

Cr Basil Cameron
PO Box 219 MULLUMBIMBY  NSW  2482
Mobile: 0427 664 754
Fax: 02 6684 3018

Cr Chris Cubis 
PO Box 219 MULLUMBIMBY  NSW  2482
Contact:  6685 3782

Cr Duncan Dey
PO Box 925, MULLUMBIMBY  NSW  2482
Contact:  02 6684 5440 / 0429 845 440

Cr Alan Hunter
PO Box 219 MULLUMBIMBY  NSW  2482
Contact: 02 6684 7259  /  0428 657 549

Cr Sol Ibrahim
Contact: 6685 4116
PO Box 219 MULLUMBIMBY  NSW  2482

Cr Paul Spooner 
PO Box 219 MULLUMBIMBY  NSW  2482
Contact: 0434 771 510

Cr Rose Wanchap
PO Box 219 MULLUMBIMBY NSW  2482
Contact:  0427 016 451

PO Box 219 MULLUMBIMBY NSW  2482
Mobile   0418 654 388
Fax       02 6684 3018

Other helpful Council numbers:

  • Works Depot 02 6685 9300
  • Planning Development 02 6627 7144 or 02 6626 7061
  • Building Certification Unit (Inspections) 02 6626 7050
  • Compliance 02 6626 7164
  • Rangers 02 6626 7107
  • Environmental Health 02 6626 7054
  • Resident Parking Stickers 02 6626 7073 Fax 02 6684 6923
  • Laboratory 02 6685 6883
  • Tourist Information Centre 02 6680 9271
  • Sport fields Information Line 02 6626 7111
  • SES Controller 02 6684 3444
  • Rural Fire Service 02 6684 3662
  • Sandhills Childcare Centre 02 6685 8118
  • Youth Development Officer 02 6685 9342
  • Youth Activities Centre 02 6685 5775