Come to Casino to enjoy:
- Hassle free shopping at quality retail outlets.
- The secrets of the Richmond River and its Platypus Pools.
- Casino’s famous beef at many of our local eateries.
- Delving into the local Art exhibitions.
- Exploring the rich local Indigenous art and culture
Casino is set in on the banks of the Richmond River at the junction of the Bruxner Highway and Summerland Way, 733 km north of Sydney and 256 km south of Brisbane.
Casino has a population of almost 12,000
Latitude 28°52’S Longitude 153°. The sub-tropical temperatures range from 18 – 31°c in summer and 22 – 6°c in winter making Casino an ideal climate year round.
With its wide open streets, art deco buildings, relaxed, friendly community and exciting potential economic business strategies, Casino is becoming a sought after place to live, work and play.
Casino is central to many amazing World Heritage listed National Parks.
The following handy guides are available for download:
Casino Accommodation Guide (1.8MB)
Casino Activities Guide (420KB)
Casino Dining Guide (362KB)
Casino Informal Dining Guide (368KB)
Casino Tourism Map (1.1MB)
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Home to the people of the Bundjalung nation, Casino was a central focus for Indigenous culture and art, a rich history that continues today.
In the middle of the nineteenth century Henry Clay and George Stapleton claimed 30,000 acres of land close to the Richmond River and named it after Monte Cassino in Italy. Due to a misspelling when registering the town, it has since been known as Casino. Today Casino is renowned for its quality beef production, timber and agriculture and as the rail and freight hub of the far north coast.
Casino boasts three high schools, seven primary schools, several pre-schools and day care centres plus two specialty schools so you can be assured your children’s education will be a priority. Adult education is serviced by an ACE (Adult Community Education) and TAFE in Casino and Southern Cross University is a 30 minute drive away in Lismore.
A wide range of sporting venues and facilities are available in and around Casino including football, cricket, netball, rugby league, rugby union, AFL, golf, squash, bowls, croquet and tennis. There is also a skate park and excellent BMX track located in Crawford Square.
Business & Industry:
Casino and the Richmond Valley region are "Open for Business". For more information on business, industry and economic development opportunities in the Richmond Valley visit the Economic Development pages on Richmond Valley Council's website or phone Council today on 02 6660 0300 and and ask to speak to staff in the Economic Development Unit.
Casino Chamber of Commerce welcomes new members. For contact details, further information on how to become a member or for their meetings and events schedule, visit their website: http://www.casinobusiness.net.au
For more visitor information call in and talk to a local at the Casino Visitor Information Centre, open 9am to 4pm every day except Christmas Day and Easter Friday.