What it’s like living in Alstonville NSW: One year on.

J.E. Clair
6 min readMar 8, 2022

Alstonville is a quiet hinterland town, located thirty minutes southwest of Byron Bay. Just twenty minutes away from Ballina airport. Fifteen minutes from the closest beach in Ballina and the home of an ace pub called The Fedy (The Federal Hotel).

From a demographic standpoint, it seems to be a combination of God’s waiting room and families. There does tend to be a lot of mobility vehicles in the area, compared to anywhere we lived in Melbourne. It reminds me a little of the southeastern burbs of Melbourne especially the 80’s and 90’s…

J.E. Clair

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