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Tabulam Races, November

Sunday 1st November 2009

Tabulam races are on Saturday 5th November 2011.  An annual event which brings this small rural village to life for one major day. the races are held on the first saturday of November each year. So put on your best outfit and come along and enjoy a great family fun day, prizes for best dressed.  Buses usually travel from Kyogle & Casino to take patrons out to this extravaganza event.  there will beplenty of food, BBQ’s, healthy foods, fruit, icecream etc. Bush tucker provided by the local Bunawalbu Cafe will be available also. Entertainment for the kids will be free, being supplied by Byron Bay Kitz club, with face painting and games. Other stalls will also be there to support theevent.
Camping is also available free from noon Thursday to noon sunday and the racecourse entry fee applies. Entry for the Saturday race day is Adults $15; Student/concession $10; under 14 free.

Tabulam is regionally famous for its annual Spring Racing Carnival, held each year on the Saturday following the Melbourne Cup. The Tabulam racecourse is a dedicated racecourse, a rare and important accolade, and is managed by the Tabulam Jockey Club. The Tabulam Races are held at the local racetrack, located approximately 1km south of the township, on the bank of the Clarence River. The 5 race carnival culminates with the Tabulam Cup, a 2220m race.

further enquiries can be made by contacting 02-66613531

Dump Point

Thursday 16th December 2010

A new facility is on offer in the township of Kyogle as of Dec 2010. A new Dump point for septic waste has been established at the Kyogle Showground Trust Reserve. The facility is free to those campers/caravaners/motorhomers who stay within the Showground facility. A cost of $5 will be charged to other uses who just wish to stop and dump.
Further information can be obtained from the Reserve caretakers- Thelma & Denis Barrie 0459537601

Tidy Towns-State Winner-Kyogle

Sunday 13th November 2011

The citizens of Kyogle are standing and taking a bow- as Kyogle took out the Keep Australia Beautiful NSW Overall Tidy Towns, Sustainable Communities title at the recent annual awards held in Lithgow. The town will now go on to represent NSW at the National Awards to be held in Canberra next year.
As the tidy Towns assessor, Gary Howling commented, “I found community participation in Kyogle to be both wide in its reach, deep in commitment and inspirational in the quality of its vision. Council and youth combine remarkably well with senior residents to ensure an effective mix of energy, vibrancy and efficiency. The local Tidy Towns Committee is worthy of particular commendation for its commitment to ensuring that anyone who has something to offer is able to find a place, encouragement and acknowledgement of their involvement.”
As well as winning the overall state award, Kyogle won its catergory (towns with populations between 1201-4000), the Waste Management and Litter Reduction award and the Wildlife Corridors and Habitats Conservation Award. It was also highly commended in the Bush Spirit Award and the Schools Environment Award.
Further details of the Awards can be found on

Kyogle wins gold at National Tidy Towns award

Monday 21st May 2012

Kyogle won the Young Legends category award at the Keep Australia Beautiful, Australian Tidy Towns Awards 2012 at the national awards ceremony and vice-Regal reception hosted by the Governer-General Ms Quentin Bryce AC CBO at her Tarralumla residence in Canberra on 8th May.
Environmental awareness and education programs are an integral part of education in Kyogle with students actively involved in numerous community activities and partnerships.
Kyogle was also commended for its efforts in both the ‘Dame Phyllis Frost’ litter Prevention and Environmental Innovation and Protection categories.
Through innovation and excellence, Kyogle has developed a number of projects that have enabled the town to become more sustainable and provide access, conservation and ingenuity to the local community. Projects include community & school food gardens, partnerships with numerous Landcare initiatives and community climate change workshops.
Caloundra, in Queensland was the overall Tidy wons winner this year.
In November, Kyogle (being the last winner) will be hosting the next NSW state awards weekend. Once again this will be an opportunity for the local community to showcase what Kyogle has to offer.


Tuesday 28th August 2012

Kyogle Council has received word ( August 2012) that is has been awarded the status as a RV Friendly town supported by the Caravan and Motorhome Ass. Members of the community welcome RV’s to explore and enjoy their beautiful rural district.

By promoting the partnership between mobile travellers and small towns CMCA hopes to encourage the expansion of tourism infrastructure and services and also boost the economies of smaller towns around NSW providing specific RV tourist specific amenities.

Any further information about the Kyogle township & LGA can be obtained by viewing or contacting the Kyogle & Visitors Information Centre on 0266321770 between 9am-4pm 7 days a week.

Event Management Guide

Thursday 29th August 2013

The Event Plan is made up of seven areas as listed in the following table which can be used as a checklist. The attached Event Management Guidelines will assist you develop your event plan.
If you are unsure or this is the first time you have held the event in Kyogle Council Local Government Area, please call Council’s Tourism Economic Development Officer for any assistance. Please check out this website it will assist you in planning events and safety guidelines.   
The most important consideration is timing! It is recommended that you will need to submit your event application into Council at least four (4) months prior to your event. Please ensure that the relevant documents and information is attached. Council staff is available to assist you, if required.

How to use this easy to follow document consisting of 3 parts:
1. Part 1: Event Starter Checklist: this is an easy to follow checklist of all the requirements and considerations needed to run an event.  It is designed so that people tick the box relevant to their event in each section which refers them to more information in Part 2;
2. Part 2: Detailed descriptions of all the considerations and requirements for event organisers with reference to templates, for applications, forms and plans required to run an event, in Part 3 Appendices;
3. Part 3: Applications, Forms and Plan Templates.

To download copy of the Event Management Guide go to

Dining business changes/closures

Friday 20th February 2015

Please note that there have been a few changes to dining entries on our site as businesses have either closed or are temp closed whilst the business is going through renovations.
These include Bunawlbu CafĂ© at Bonalbo; Ripples on the Creek Restaurant near Kyogle (Accommodation is still open just the dining has closed) : Jean Claude’s French Restaurant at Mallanganee; and Box’‘n Dice Kyogle which has changed hands and is now trading as The Sugar Bowl Cafe and Bar.

Calamia Cottage Collectables

Tuesday 21st June 2016


Unfortunately, Calamia Cottage Antiques and Collectables at Old Grevillea has closed as of the 30th June 2016.

Mudwood Studio

Friday 29th July 2016

Well worth a visit to a new business (July 16) which has opened up on the main street of Kyogle. Mudwood Studio situated at 47 Summerland Way (down the northern end of town towards the laundromat) describes themselves as a ‘wunderkammer’ of works by local and regional fine artists, artisans, tinkers, tailors, solderers and nailers and other irresistible finds.
Trading hours Wed-Fri 10am-4pm, Sat-Sun 9am-3pm ( or by appointment. Contact 0411472370 or website

Lions Road Closure to Tourist Traffic.

Thursday 11th May 2017

The Grady’s Creek and Lions Road Bridge Renewal Program which was running behind schedule in March, delaying the expected completion date, suffered a further six week delay due to flooding and Council’s after-flood recovery activities in late March/early April.

Stage One of the program, which consists of the replacement of Murrays Bridge and Boyles No.2 Bridge is now expected to be completed in June. There will be a short intermission between the completion of Stage One and commencement of Stage Two while arrangements with contractors are finalised. It is currently expected that Stage Two works will start in July but a further update will be provided when details are confirmed.

Kyogle Council is about to embark on a major project of replacing six wooden bridges along the Grady’s Creek and Lions Road, through the Australian Government Bridge Renewal Program.
Construction will take place over 3 stages with works beginning in early January 2017 AND LASTING UP TO 6 MONTHS. This will result in changed traffic conditions, detours and longer travel times around some of these sites for local residents, and will therefore be closed from all entrances to tourist traffic.

Murrays Bridge (10.5km on Grady’s creek Rd from Summerland way) will be the first bridge to be demolished and replaced and will be CLOSED to all traffic during stage one. .

Council apologies for any inconvenience but in the long run there will be improved safer access for residents and motorists, safer routes for school buses, improved access for emergency, essential services and less maintenance in the future for council staff. Also with the new, more sturdy bridges, load limits will be removed along the route making it easier for heavy vehicles but keeping in mind that the road structure and curves do not allow caravans and/or mobile homes to travel along this road.
Contact either council on 66321611 or Kyogle Visitors Information Centre on 66322700 for further information.

Toonumbar Water Retreat Closed

Tuesday 30th May 2017

Please note: Toonumbar Water Retreat has closed and will no longer be available for accommodation and/or functions.

National park closures in the area

Thursday 1st June 2017

UPDATE 01.06.17


The Eastern side of the Border Ranges National Park remains closed due to extensive damage sustained during ex-tropical cyclone Debbie. Entry to the Border Ranges is via Wiangaree only and access is only available as far as The Pinnacle Lookout. There is no access via Barkers Vale and the Eastern entrance. Blackbutts Lookout and the Bar Mountain Picnic Area and Walking Tracks remain closed.

Toonumbar National Park also remains closed. Cox’s Road, Toonumbar Forest Drive, Sherwood Lookout and Murray’s Scrub Lookout are all closed but Iron Pot Creek Campground and Murray’s Scrub Walking Track are open.

Wollumbin National Park (Mt Warning) is now open, though there are still road works on Mt Warning Road, so delays may be experienced.

For further details please contact NSW National Parks on