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Chamber Chats September


David Hyatt - President

Another tourist season, it's time to ready ourselves for the influx of visitors to our beautiful village. Preparation is necessary whether you are a business owner, employee, resident or all the above.

Daylight savings (I am still determining what we are saving) is with us again.

Another tourist season, it's time to ready ourselves for the influx of visitors to our beautiful village. Preparation is necessary whether you are a business owner, employee, resident or all the above.

People come to Nimbin with such unbridled expectations.

Some have visited previously and have fond memories of past experiences, wanting to reconnect with the community.

Overseas visitors have Nimbin on their must-do list because it is a groovy town with a worldwide reputation as an easy place to immerse themselves in counterculture. 

We don’t have a visitor information centre, but a solid community willing to engage and provide insight into the magnificence beyond the obvious.

Many can proffer varying interpretations of what newbies might expect.

We are all ambassadors. 

The more we interact with the people visiting the village of Nimbin, the more our feeling of community will permeate the world.

Everything we can contribute to enhancing the visitor experience will make a difference in someone's life.

Where are the best walks, waterfalls, and swimming holes? 

What’s happening in the town today, tonight, this week, next week?

Where is a good place to stay, eat, or experience the alternate culture?

Providing answers to these questions makes a difference in the visitor experience. 

September in Nimbin

September in Nimbin was lively, with the Spring art show at the Nimbin town Hall, which rolls through to Early October, curated by the School of Arts, featuring our community's amazing artists' work.

The Poetry World Cup with a first prize of $2000, drawing some of the nation's best talent to the village. Congratulations go out to Alistair Carter, the winner, and to the people's choice, Andrew Spencer. 

Liquidelic, an Avant-Garde performance of Dance, light show haunting vocals and electrifying guitar, was enjoyed by an appreciative crowd at the Nimbin Bush Theatre.

The Nimbin A&I Society folk provided another splendid Country Show at the Nimbin showgrounds with free entry to all and an exciting programme of events.

Following the show, it was the weaver's turn to display the skills that exist in our community with The Weave and Mend Festival, which attracted people from afar.

What a fantastic effort from the village of Nimbin 

If you thought September was a happening month, look out for October with the trendy Nimbin Roots festival from the 13th to the 15th of October. Significant acts include the Heart Collectors, Shane Howard of Goanna fame and Reg Mombasa’s band Dog Trumpet, to name a few premium performers. Local musicians can also apply for a slot at the Nimbin Bush Theatre by contacting    

In conjunction with Lismore City Council, the chamber is presenting a business workshop on the online graphic design tool Canva and AI for small businesses scheduled for Friday, 27th October. If you would like to attend, contact Bookings are limited to 30 participants. 

The call out for artists for the mural restoration work received an excellent response, and 16 Artists came forward. Thank you to all those who offered their skills. We are now working on a plan of action. 

The Chamber-sponsored Women in Business group has decided to hold quarterly meetups. Details will be provided to members via the Women in Business Facebook group.

Congratulations to Nick and Nicole Lindner of Contained in Nimbin for not only cleaning up at the Northern Coast Tourist Awards with three awards under their belt, but the venue is also a contender for N.S.W State and National awards.

The Chambers AGM is scheduled for Monday, 20th November, at 5:30 p.m. If any members are interested in joining the executive committee, signal your intention via email at

Together, we are stronger!  If you own or run a business in the Nimbin area, please consider joining the Chamber and adding your voice to support good outcomes for the village we love.

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