Welcome to Casino NSW -one of Australia's leading country centres. Set on the banks of the Richmond River in the Northern Rivers of NSW, Casino is in the heart of the Richmond Valley local government area. Famous for Casino Beef Week, Casino is a great place to visit and a great place to live. MORE INFO
Amongst the beautiful green pastures of the north coast of NSW, Casino is a thriving rural centre, 726 km north of Sydney and 256 km south of Brisbane. Famous for Casino Beef Week, Casino is a great place to visit and a great place to live.
Population: Approximately 11,000
Lifestyle: 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.
Services and facilities: Casino has a fully fledged hospital, three High Schools, seven Primary Schools, several Pre-Schools and day care centres and two Specialty Schools.
Adult education is serviced by ACE and TAFE in Casino and Southern Cross University is a 30 minute drive away.
Sporting facilities are excellent with golf, cricket, rugby league, rugby union, football, tennis, hockey, basketball, baseball all available. There is a 50 metre swimming and two gyms.
Local government: Casino is the largest town in the Richmond Valley Council area which stretches to Evans Head on the coast to Rappville in the west.
Business Development: For more information on Economic Development opportunities in the Richmond Valley please go to http://www.richmondvalley.nsw.gov.au/page/embracing_change
History: Home to the Bundjalung people from ancient times, Casino was a central locus for Aboriginal 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. Browse the Community Directory and Business Directory (click menus above) to find out more about the services and facilities in Casino.
Casino enjoys a sub-tropical climate with mild winters and pleasant summers.
Site maintained with funding from Buyinbin Aboriginal Corporation