The European history of the city begins in c. 1843: a pastoral run covering an area of 93 square kilometres (36 sq mi) was taken up by Captain Dumaresq at this time covering the Lismore area and was stocked with sheep from the New England area
Lismore is a city in north-eastern New South Wales 2 and a half hours South of Brisbane
Lismore, NSW CBD
Lismore has a small and leafy beautiful CBD.
Winter Jun to Aug 10°C - 22°C
Spring Sep to Nov 13°C - 25°C
Summer Dec to Feb 18°C - 30°C
Autumn Mar to May 15°C - 25°C
Eastern Daylight Time: GMT +11hours. Daylight Saving Time ends April 1st, starts October 7th
Smoking is not permitted in NSW within 5 metres of non-residential entrances, and between 5 to 10 metres at beaches, sporting stadiums, near children's playgrounds, at restaurants, bars or clubs either indoor or outdoors $220 on-the-spot fines apply for breaches.
Mon-Fri: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
* Some Open Saturday: 9:00 am – 12 noon
Approx. 30,000 people
Notes or Bills $5, $10, $20, $50, $100
Coins 5¢, 10¢, 20¢, 50¢, $1, $2 (odd cents rounded to the nearest 5¢)
CRICOS registered institutions for international students: 2 Public Universities, 1 Vocational Colleges
Mon – Wed: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Thu (suburbs) & Fri (CBD): 9:00 am – 9:00 pm Saturday: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Sunday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Mon – Thu: 9:30 am – 4:00 pm Fridays: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Some bank branches open Saturday morning: 9:30 am – 12 noon
Situated 200km south of Brisbane on the banks of the beautiful Wilsons River, Lismore is a regional town with a thriving arts community, wonderful galleries and colourful markets. A popular festival is the Lantern Parade, and World Heritage rainforest and coastal beaches are a scenic drive away.
Main attractions include:
Nightcap National Park
Whian Whian State Conservational Area
Lismore rainforest Botanical Gardens
Weekly markets selling quality fashion, art, handcrafts, fresh produce, etc.
It is important to learn about all the public transport modes around Lismore. The cheapest and more convenient way to go around is by bus. You can purchase a ticket when boarding the bus. The closer your destination, the cheaper the fare is.
Students who are entitled to Student discount, carry your student ID card with you at all times.
If you are travelling late at night on weekends, find out if there is a night route that goes near your destination as some routes are not scheduled on weekends.
Disabled and elderly people as well as pregnant women have priority seating.
Do not eat, drink or smoke in public transport or in taxis.
Always make sure that you have your Discount Card topped up.
Forms of transport
For the bus, the fare you pay for the trip depends on how far you travel (zones) and also the time of the day. Always keep a bus/train time table in your wallet. Or go to www.buslinesgroup.com.au/northern-rivers-maps-timetables. Remember that times for the above services change on weekends and designated holidays.
is a healthy alternative for transport. When crossing a street, wait for the green pedestrian icon. Do not walk or run over a red pedestrian light.
RIDE A BIKE
To cycle you must wear a helmet at all times and follow the road rules.
Make sure you haiI the bus so the driver stops to pick you up! Always touch on at the beginning of the trip and then off at the end of trip before you leave the bus.
We drive on the left side of the road. To drive in Australia, you need an English translation of your driver’s license. To learn the road rules in New South Wales, check this link http://www.rms.nsw.gov.au/roads/safety-rules/road-rules/. If you are going to drink alcohol, do not drive.
A safe mode of transportation in particular if you have been drinking after a party. You can pay the taxi fare with your credit card if you do not carry cash. Always ask for a receipt.