In the shadows of Mt Chincogan and Mt Warning, on the mouth of Brunswick River is the laidback fishing village of Brunswick Heads. The town surrounded by nature reserves and long white sandy beaches, was the seaside holiday destination of choice, long before Byron Bay became popular and remains a much loved secret by the locals.



Sights and Activities

  • Market Day - (1st Saturday of the month)
  • Dropping a line into the Brunswick River
  • Catch a few rays on Brunswick beach
  • Rent a canoe and explore the Brunswick River



Events and Festivals

  • Fish n Chip Festival - January
  • Brunswick Valley Woodchop - January
  • Bikes and Kites Festival - August



Getting There

By Plane

  • Coolangatta Airport - International and Domestic flights
  • Ballina Airport - domestic flights
  • Lismore Airport - domestic flights
  • Byron Bay Airbus - Ballina, Lismore, Coolangatta tranfers

By Train

By Bus



Getting Around

By Car

  • Byron Bay Taxis - (02) 6685 5008
  • Mullumbimby Taxis - (02) 6684 3322




  • Brunswick-Byron Fishermen's Co-Op
  • Hotel Brunswick




  • Hotel Brunswick





Hotel BrunswickMullumbimbi StreetHotel(02) 6685 1236
Massey Greene Holiday ParkTweed StreetCamp(02) 6685 1329
Terrace Reserve Holiday ParkCnr The Terrace & Fingal StCamp1300 726 072


View our map of accommodation in Brunswick Heads



Keep Connected


Internet caf├ęs are very common in the larger Australian cities and popular tourist destinations. However, once you leave the major population centres, you might have trouble finding somewhere to log on. Free wifi is getting more and more common (either with or without a code) in places like restaurants, some bars and coffee places and hotels. Sometimes a fee is required.


See also: International Telephone Calls

Australia is on a GSM 900/1800 network, so if you have an unlocked phone that works on those frequencies, you will be able to buy a prepaid SIM-card and stick into your phone when you're in Australia. You will receive a new Australian phone number with the SIM-card.

To dial out of Australia use the prefix 0011, followed by the calling code of the country you are trying to reach, followed by the area code of the city/town (without the 0!) and finally the phone number.

Within Australia, it is necessary to add an area code to the phone numbers if you are calling from outside the area. Below are Australia's area codes:

  • 02 - New South Wales & Australian Capital Territory (Sydney, Canberra)
  • 03 - Victoria & Tasmania (Melbourne, Hobart)
  • 07 - Queensland (Brisbane)
  • 08 - Western Australia, South Australia & Northern Territory (Perth, Adelaide, Darwin)

000 is the emergency telephone number in Australia, but the international GSM mobile emergency telephone number 112 also works on mobile phones.


Australia Post is the government's postal service. Most suburbs will have at least one post office. Opening times are mostly from around 8:00 or 9:00am to 5:00pm though larger ones keep longer hours sometimes. A standard letter or postcard sent within Australia will cost $0.60. Internationally, it costs $1.70 to send postcards anywhere in the world. Letters cost $1.85 to send within the Asia Pacific region and $2.60 to anywhere else in the world.[1]. It is also possible to send things as parcels or by express mail. You can also use use private courier companies like TNT, UPS or DHL as they are competitive and reliable.



  1. 1 Australia Post. Sourced 10 May 2013

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