There are a number  of options for conference attendees to chose from when travelling to the 2019 Australian Women in Agriculture Conference in Ballina.

Ballina is located on the north coast of New South Wales and is bordered by the sparkling Pacific Ocean and the lush green hills of the hinterland. Whether you are travelling by air, road or rail, your journey will be a spectacularly scenic one!

By Plane

Ballina Byron Gateway Airport

The Ballina Byron Gateway Airport is located 5 kilometres from Ballina’s CBD and is serviced daily by regional and national carriers including Fly Pelican, Jetstar, Regional Express and Virgin Australia. Multiple daily direct flights are available to and from Sydney, Melbourne and Newcastle.  With all the facilities you need in an easy to use terminal and so close to Ballina, the airport is the best way to start or end your journey to the region.

Ballina Byron Gateway Airport offers easy and convenient travel options to and from the airport including long and short term car parking, car rentals, shuttle bus services, taxis and limousine services.

All major Rental Cars are available at the airport. Details available here.

Shuttle bus services ensure that all jet service passengers can travel to and from Byron Bay and surrounding areas.
For shuttle bus services, please visit here.

Blanch’s Bus Company run regular bus timetables to and from Ballina Byron Airport. The 640 and 640X buses run to and from the Aiport and Ballina CBD. Further information, including timetables is available from here. There is also a 24 hour information and timetable phone line (02) 6686 2144.

Gold Coast/Coolangatta Airport

Coolangatta Airport is approximately 92km or 45 minutes drive from Ballina.

For more information on the Gold Coast airport visit:

There are a number of shuttle services that offer transport between Coolangatta Airport and Ballina.


Byron Easybus has reliable professional shuttle bus service operating from the Ballina Tama St bus Interchange to Gold Coast (Coolangatta) Airport Domestic Terminal. Bookings can be made online here or by phoning 02 6685 7447 or email  Office hours are 7:00 am to 6:00 pm Monday – Friday & to 5.00pm Saturday and Sunday.
BBAT’s Gold Coast airport transfers provide the best value fares to get you to and from the Gold Coast airport. Our Gold Coast Airport transfers are a direct express service with door-to-door pick up to and from Byron Bay, Ballina and surrounds. Bookings can be made online. You can also call directly on 0481 553 081.


Brisbane Airport

Brisbane Airport is approximately 2.5 hrs drive from Ballina. It is also serviced by Car Hire Services and Shuttle Buses operating to and from Ballina.

Byron Easy Bus and BBAT offer shuttle services to and from Brisbane Airport (booking details above)

Hughes Cars, Limousines & Coaches also offer transport options for groups. Details available from here.

Phone 1300 615 165 for bookings and information.

CityCar offer a similar service with bookings from individual to groups of 20. More details are available from here. Phone 1300 669 119 for bookings and information.

By Road

  • 5 minutes drive from Ballina Byron Gateway Airport
  • 25 minutes drive from Byron Bay – enjoy a scenic coastal drive
  • 1 hour drive from Coolangatta Airport
  • 1.5 hours drive from Gold Coast
  • 2 hours drive from Brisbane
  • 9 hours drive from Sydney

By Rail

Transport NSW TranLink Rail stops at Casino Railway Station daily. TrainLink provide transfers from Casino to Ballina included in the cost of your ticket.

By Coach

Ballina is serviced daily by Premier Motor Service and Greyhound Australia