Tyalgum, New South Wales

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New South Wales
Australia Day, Coolman Street, Tyalgum
Population 503 (2011 Census)
Postcode(s) 2484
Elevation 55.0 m (180 ft)[1]
LGA(s) Tweed Shire
State electorate(s) Lismore
Federal Division(s) Richmond
Mean max temp Mean min temp Annual rainfall
29.4 °C
85 °F
12.5 °C
55 °F
1,555.4 mm
61.2 in

Tyalgum is a rural village of 300 people located in north-eastern New South Wales, Australia. Located approximately 18 minutes from Murwillumbah, 45 minutes from the Gold Coast, Queensland and two hours from Brisbane. At the 2006 census, Tyalgum had a population of 224 people.[2]

Tyalgum is situated at the junction of Pumpenbil and Tyalgum Creeks. These creeks provide Tyalgum with its water supply and when the village was first settled, the settlers would have used the waterways to transport the giant redcedars that they felled. Another major natural feature is the valley environment around the village created by the Border Ranges and Mount Warning.

Some of the most important manmade features in Tyalgum are Flutterbies Cafe (home of the famous Flutterbie Cakes), The Little Shop Next Door, Tyalgum Store (see photo) established in 1907, the Tyalgum Hall - home of the annual Classical Musical Festival – and The Tyalgum Garage located in the old Norco Dairy Manufactory Building.

Tyalgum is temperate. It has a mean annual temperate of 18.9 °C (66 °F). The rainfall is generally high with an annual mean of 1,555.4 millimetres (61.2 in) most of which occurs during the summer months. For the last few years the region has been suffering from drought.

Classical Music Festival[edit]

The Tyalgum Festival of Classical Music started in 1991 after concert violinists Carmel Kaine and John Willison discovered the idyllic acoustics of the village Hall. Since this date, the festival has been held annually in September as once of Australia's premier classical events. Numerous artists have ranked the 1908 hall alongside some of the best concert venues in the world. [3]


In the 2011 Census the population of Tyalgum is 503, 51.9% female and 48.1% male.

The median/average age of the Tyalgum population is 39 years of age, 2 years above the Australian average.

86.7% of people living in Tyalgum were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were England 4.4%, New Zealand 1.4%, South Africa 0.8%, Germany 0.6%, Austria 0.6%.

95.4% of people speak English as their first language 0.6% Punjabi, 0.6% German, 0.6% Mandarin, 0.6% Thai.


  1. ^ "Averages for Tyalgum (Coodgee Street)". Climate Averages for Australian Sites. Bureau of Meteorology. Retrieved 2007-02-06. 
  2. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Tyalgum (L) (Urban Centre/Locality)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 4 February 2010. 
  3. ^ Tyalgum Festival of Classical Music, Limelight magazine 2012 http://www.limelightmagazine.com.au/Event/311811,tyalgum-festival-of-classical-music-2012.aspx

Coordinates: 28°22′S 153°13′E / 28.367°S 153.217°E / -28.367; 153.217