The town of Lismore (pop. about 44,000) is about 30km from this point, as the crow flies. Lismore is the location of the nearest university to the property, and many regional offices of major Government departments administering health, education, social services, police, justice and employment for the NSW north coast area. It also has the second-closest airport to Jindibah, the closest being in Ballina, a 20-minute drive south. Both Ballina (pop. about 16,500) and Lismore are old towns with well-developed 24-hour shopping centres.