The Ballina Shire Estimated Resident Population for 2016 was 42,626 with a population density of 0.88 persons per hectare. Ballina shire is located on the Far North Coast of New south Wales, about 770 kilometres north of Sydney and 190 kilometres south of Brisbane. Land area of the shire is 48,488 ha.
Ballina is a bustling holiday town and home of the Big Prawn, one of Australia's iconic big things. At the mouth of the beautiful Richmond River, Ballina is also blessed with gorgeous beaches and great surf, and you'll be delighted with the locally cause seafood.
Ballina is a popular holiday destination with plenty of waterside attractions, including beautiful beaches, delightful river cruises and exhilarating kayaking tours. Watch the fishing boats head for sea at sunset and taste the catch of the day at the town's restaurants and cafes.