Clunes, New South Wales

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New South Wales
Clunes New South Wales Australia.jpg
Looking north on James Gibson Road, Clunes, mid afternoon
Clunes is located in New South Wales
Coordinates28°44′S 153°24′E / 28.733°S 153.400°E / -28.733; 153.400Coordinates: 28°44′S 153°24′E / 28.733°S 153.400°E / -28.733; 153.400
Population559 (2011 census)[1]
Time zoneAEST (UTC+10)
 • Summer (DST)AEDT (UTC+11)
RegionNorthern Rivers
State electorate(s)Lismore
Federal Division(s)Richmond

Clunes is a small town in the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales, Australia. It is located approximately 18 km northeast of Lismore.[2] In 2011 census, Clunes had a population of 559 people.[1]

Situated in hilly country, the volcanic soils provided by nearby Mount Warning allow for macadamia and coffee growing.

Also nicknamed "The Holy City" because of the number of fine early Australian churches in the village. Clunes has a number of good local services including: a general store & cafe, petrol station, butcher, bookstore, nurseries and an antiques shop. With lots of attractive North Coast federation houses in the district, the area is popular with people working in nearby Lismore and Byron Bay. The village is named after Robert Mortimer Clunes, an early engineer in the dairying industry.

Clunes most notable feature is its permanent speed camera which has had the lens painted over, been set on fire, blasted with a shotgun and had many garbage bags strewn over it.


  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Clunes (L) (Urban Centre/Locality)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 10 April 2015. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ Google Maps