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Tweed Heads

Situated on the far north coast of New South Wales, Tweed Heads lies on the Queensland border and marks the southern end of Gold Coast proper – the renowned chain of surf beaches that stretches north to Southport. With its sub-tropical climate, relaxing coastal lifestyle and proximity to major metropolitan centres, the Tweed region is a popular destination for tourists and sea-changers. As a result of the tourist influx, the key growth industries in Tweed are primarily service-based, and the retail sector is the area's largest employer. Part of the booming lifestyle and investment region of Northern Rivers, the thriving Tweed economy benefits from the following major contributors:

  • tourism
  • health and community services
  • education
  • wholesale and retail trade
  • government services
  • building and construction

In addition to thriving industry, the Tweed area boasts 37 kilometres of natural coastline, scenic wetlands, national parks, a flourishing arts community and easy access to a diverse range of attractions.


Source: New South Wales Department of State and Regional Development 2007
* Australian Bureau of Statistics 2011; Tweed LGA
The bow of a number of trawler fishing boats

ImageTweed Heads at a glance

  • 90,542*
  • 1 hour drive south of Brisbane
  • 80 minute flight north of Sydney
  • 1 domestic/international airport (Coolangatta)
  • 2 hospitals
  • 1 tertiary education facility
  • 4 nearby (Gold Coast)
  • 3 major shopping precincts
Key Events:
  • Tweed River Bream Challenge (May)
  • Wintersun Festival (May-June)
  • Festival of Performing Arts (June-July)
  • Tweed Valley Banana Festival (August)
  • Speed on Tweed (September)
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