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Welcome to Australian Homestay Network Lismore!

Tucked away in the far north-eastern pocket of NSW, Australia is Lismore. An area renowned for its extraordinary natural beauty, amazing cultural diversity, relaxed lifestyles and quirky charms; a place where old school blends with new age and nature sets the pace.

Lismore is on the doorstep of several magnificent World Heritage National Parks offering easy access to walking trails, waterfalls that cascade into clear mountain pools and breathtaking lookouts. Ancient rainforests shroud the hills, ridges and valleys of the Nightcap and Border Ranges National Parks. There is even a rainforest remnant in Lismore’s City Centre.

At the southern rim of the ancient Wollumbin shield volcano, the rolling green hills are dotted with quaint villages, neat rows of macadamia and coffee and hidden valleys enshrouded with mystical rainforest.

Lismore, Nimbin and villages provide the perfect location to relax, rejuvenate and reconnect with nature.

Studying in Lismore

Southern Cross University

We’re here to make sure you have the best homestay experience possible. Our team has been operating in Northern NSW for over 10 years, so we know the area well, and can provide you with advice about the local areas, community events and public transport options.

Places to Visit

  • Cape Byron Lighthouse sits on Australia’s most easterly point, a shining light over Byron Bay. Take a guided tour, find out about shipwrecks and enjoy spectacular views.
  • Arakwal National Park Arakwal blends the convenience of Byron Bay with the appeal of a secluded beach retreat, offering birdwatching, whale watching, swimming, fishing, and picnicking.
  • Lismore Regional Gallery presents energetic and thought-provoking exhibitions and events for the enjoyment of locals and visitors.

Annual Events


Lismore experiences a humid subtropical climate with mild to warm temperatures all year round and ample rainfall. Temperatures in summer range between 20 °C (68 °F) and 35 °C (95 °F). The subtropical climate combined with geographical features means the urban area is unusually humid when compared with surrounding areas, with humidity levels often reaching 100% in summer. Lismore has 109.6 clear days annually.

Cost of Living

Rent per month – city centre
(1 bedroom apartment)

Rent per month – outside city centre
(1 bedroom apartment)

One-way ticket on public transport

McMeal/combo meal at McDonald’s

330ml bottle of Coca-Cola

Movie ticket

Regular cup of coffee

You can also use the Insider Guides Cost of Living Calculator to estimate living expenses in cities around Australia.

Contact Us!

Phone: 1300 024 628
Email: info@homestaynetwork.org

Enjoying the experience very much they are lovely young ladies. They seem to be happy.

A good family. I enjoy to live in this house.

I really enjoyed hosting Ali he was a delight.