It’s the Weekend! June 21st-23rd

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DJ Longtime @ The Beach Hotel – FREE


Nimbin Happy Coach – $55





 Micka Scene Band @ Railway Hotel
 Biggy P + Local DJs @ The Sticky Wicket Bar – upstairs
 Seaside, Towns, Sophie Ozard @ Hotel Great Northern
 5:00pm John Fog @ Beach Hotel
 6:00pm Martin Lartigau @ Targa
 7:00pm Greg Kew @ The Sun
 7:00pm Jordan McRobbie @ Treehouse
 7:00pm Ruby Tuesdays + Guests @ Byron Bay Brewery
 9:00pm Live DJs @ Woody’s Surf Shack – Upstairs
 9:00pm Madam Parker @ Beach Hotel
 Living in the 70s @ Railway Hotel
 James Scott + Local DJs @ The Sticky Wicket Bar – upstairs
 Tijuana Cartel + The Starktones @ Hotel Great Northern
 3:00pm Future Faktori’s 3rd B’day Jackknife + More @ Byron Bay Brewery
 5:00pm DJ Longtime @ Beach Hotel
 6:00pm Open Mic Night @ The Sun
 6:00pm Acoustic Gypsy Jazz with Ben Julian @ Foxy Luu’s
 6:00pm The Hombres – Fundraiser for Sean’s Boots @ Byron Bay Golf Club
 7:00pm Josh Lee Hamilton @ Treehouse
 7:00pm Jack McCoy Talk Story @ Byron Theatre
 9:00pm DJ Ceviche @ Beach Hotel
 When Harry Met Swanny @ Hotel Great Northern
 Sarah Grant Trio @ Railway Hotel
 12:00pm Sunday Session DJs Vinnie LaDuce & Jezza J @ Treehouse
 3:00pm Dos Loona @ Byron Bay Brewery
 3:00pm Love for Yeshe @ Kulcha Jam
 5:00pm John Mason @ The Sun
 6:30pm EPIC presented by Deborah Conway and Willy Zygier @ Byron Theatre
 9:00pm Madam Parker @ Beach Hotel






Palace cinema

2040 (G)

FRI 21ST JUN4:30pm8:00pm
SAT 22ND JUN4:30pm8:00pm
SUN 23RD JUN4:30pm7:00pm


Aladdin (PG)

FRI 21ST JUN10:30am1:30pm6:15pm
SAT 22ND JUN10:30am1:30pm6:15pm
SUN 23RD JUN10:00am12:45pm5:50pm


Avengers: End Game (M)

FRI 21ST JUN12:30pm
SAT 22ND JUN12:30pm
SUN 23RD JUN12:00pm


Child’s Play (CTC)

FRI 21ST JUN12:30pm3:45pm8:30pm
SAT 22ND JUN12:30pm3:45pm8:30pm
SUN 23RD JUN12:10pm2:45pm8:30pm


Claire Darling (M)

FRI 21ST JUN10:30am1:15pm6:30pm
SAT 22ND JUN10:30am1:15pm6:30pm
SUN 23RD JUN10:00am12:45pm6:30pm


John Wick 3: Parabellum (MA15+)

FRI 21ST JUN1:15pm
SAT 22ND JUN1:15pm


My Big Gay Italian Wedding (M)

FRI 21ST JUN6:00pm
SAT 22ND JUN6:00pm
SUN 23RD JUN5:15pm


Never Look Away (M)

FRI 21ST JUN10:20am2:30pm8:00pm
SAT 22ND JUN10:20am2:30pm8:00pm
SUN 23RD JUN10:00am2:10pm7:15pm


Red Joan (M)

FRI 21ST JUN4:00pm6:15pm
SAT 22ND JUN4:00pm6:15pm
SUN 23RD JUN4:00pm5:30pm


Rocketman (M)

FRI 21ST JUN1:20pm3:50pm6:20pm8:40pm
SAT 22ND JUN1:20pm3:50pm6:20pm8:40pm
SUN 23RD JUN12:50pm3:20pm5:50pm8:15pm


The Heiresses (M)

FRI 21ST JUN10:15am
SAT 22ND JUN10:15am
SUN 23RD JUN10:00am


The Secret Life of Pets 2 (PG)

FRI 21ST JUN11:00am1:45pm4:15pm6:00pm
SAT 22ND JUN11:00am1:45pm4:15pm6:00pm
SUN 23RD JUN10:30am12:30pm3:30pm5:00pm


Tolkien (M)

FRI 21ST JUN11:00am
SAT 22ND JUN11:00am
SUN 23RD JUN10:30am


Top End Wedding (M)

FRI 21ST JUN3:30pm
SAT 22ND JUN3:30pm
SUN 23RD JUN2:50pm


Toy Story 4 (G)

FRI 21ST JUN11:15am1:30pm3:45pm6:00pm8:15pm8:50pm
SAT 22ND JUN11:15am1:30pm3:45pm6:00pm8:15pm8:50pm
SUN 23RD JUN11:00am1:15pm3:30pm5:45pm,7:50pm8:20pm


Wild Rose (M)

FRI 21ST JUN4:00pm9:15pm
SAT 22ND JUN4:00pm6:15pm8:50pm
SUN 23RD JUN3:30pm6:15pm8:30pm


X-Men: Dark Phoenix (M)

FRI 21ST JUN8:50pm
SAT 22ND JUN8:30pm
SUN 23RD JUN7:50pm


Learn English in Byron Bay. Lexis English students study General English, IELTS, FCE, CAE and English plus Surfing or Yoga in a friendly and professional school right in the heart of Byron Bay and only 15 minutes from the beach.

Baking Koala Cupcakes with Kristy! June 20th

Yesterday afternoon’s activity involved our favourite native Australian marsupial, excessive amounts of sugar and a whole lot of creativity!!


It was Koala Cupcake day!! 🙂

Koala cupcakes (1)

Unfortunately I missed out on the fun and deliciousness as I was away sick, but thankfully the wonderful and clever Kristy was able to step up and help out!

The end results looked great, well done!

Kristy mentioned that to get the perfect shade of grey for the icing, it helped first mixing the food colouring into a smaller bowl and then adding it to the rest of the icing mixture to prevent it from turning out too dark. A very helpful tip to remember in the future. Thanks Kristy.


After baking the cupcakes, it is important that they cool down before taking on their transformation into Koala’s. Here the students are fanning their cupcakes. 😀 After this technique proved to be too much work, they went into the fridge for a few more minutes, just to be sure they were cool enough.

Then it was time to get creative..

They look so cute and delicious! Next time we will find an alternative to the licorice bullet’s that we used for noses as apparently nobody really liked the taste of them. 🙂 But all in all I am very impressed! I hope you enjoyed eating them as much as you did making them!


Learn English in Byron Bay. Lexis English students study General English, IELTS, FCE, CAE and English plus Surfing or Yoga in a friendly and professional school right in the heart of Byron Bay and only 15 minutes from the beach.

Jobs! June 19th

If you need help writing your resume you can go to GIL any day between 2-3pm in Room 8 then email to: and we can print 10 free copies every day for you 🙂


Casual Chef

Must have a can do attitude, exude a professional attitude and come to work with a smile on your face

Mainly responsible for preparing and cooking the best burgers in town and maintaining high standards all the time.

Come and work in a great team environment where staff and safety are priority number one and with one of Australia’s largest beer companies.

Working at a brewery in Byron Bay? Where else would you rather be?


Hostel Bus Driver

We are looking for a 2 x person to drive our hostel courtesy bus. You will need a current working holiday visa and drivers licence for the position as well as be able to drive a manual vehicle. A minimum of one month commitment to the position is required. Accommodation is included as well as commission payments. We are in Byron Bay!

Chef/ Restaurant Cook @ Byron Bay



Reporting to the Head Chef and Directors, you will utilise your extensive industry knowledge and superior staff training skills to lead a young, talented team and drive productivity.

This is an opportunity to have ownership of your role and contribute to the growth of the business from the ground up.

The Chef, we are seeking must be a good communicator with the ability to set high standards. By achieving set target percentages, costs and team performance objectives the Chef will be rewarded, in addition to a base salary, by way of attractive financial incentive payments.

Key responsibilities include:
Ensuring a consistently high-quality product; Restaurant Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner and a Takeaway

Responsible for food

Menu cost control

Effective Head office & Front of House communication

Periodic reporting to owners

Maintaining development processes & procedures eg Cleaning processes

Provide strong support of the kitchen staff

Assist Head Chef.

OH&S & HACCP management

Support Head Chef to be creative menu Planning, design and pricing



  • Cooking: 2 years
  • Chef: 1 year
  • Commercial Cookery Certificate ( if you have)

Only suitable applicants will be contacted.


Farmstay Byron Bay

Free accomodation is available at a beautiful property near Byron Bay for 2-3 people. Stay in your own private studio on a property 10 mins drive to Byron with breathe-taking views of the mountains! The exchange is 2 per day done in the mornings. Free Wifi plus lifts into Byron most days. Work is pretty chilled with helping out around the gardens and house & painting & stuff. The farm is a beautiful sanctuary. Paid work is a possibility

Blueberry Farm

I am looking people for blueberry picking. Just 30 minutes drive from byron bay and 20 minutes drive from lismore. Please only call or sms. Don’t email please.



Vacancy Chef

La Cucina di Vino Ballina

Looking for qualified chef who has knowledge of modern Italian cooking. Will provide temporary accommodation, and award wages paid. Will sponsor if need be for residence to settle in Australia

Great part of the world to work located 10 mins drive from Byron Bay .Send your resume to private message.


Receptionist/Guest Service Agent

2 x Receptionist/Guest Service Agent for Luxury 5 Star Resort in Byron Bay 1 x Casual and 1 x Full-time Must be able to work across 7 days, including Public Holidays Present very well, be versatile and adaptable, capable, confident Responsible for: Attending to the needs of guests on arrival and during their stay, providing friendly and efficient service to guests at all times. Promptly taking guest luggage to and from guest rooms and manage the storage of luggage at reception. Ensuring the driveway, main entrances and reception area are always kept clean and tidy. Qualifications and Experience: Must be detail oriented, have knowledge of computers and basic calculations Must have experience within the Front Office environment, including areas of Reception, telephone, Night Audit and Reservations Proven ability and experience of Front Office/Reservations computer systems, preferably of the MAXIAL reservations system Australian Drivers Licence Required Skills: Ability to multitask in a busy and demanding environment Ability to balance the two activities of serving guests and completing tasks Ability to record information accurately Perform general secretarial duties such as preparing correspondence and attending to all incoming calls Ability to multitask and prioritise Excellent time management skills Ability to stand for long periods of time and lift heavy luggage when required


Housekeeping Needed In Ballina

I need someone for general cleaning / housekeeping. You should have some experience and live near Ballina 2478. Your responsibilities will include Floor cleaning and Laundry. Please apply if you think you’d be a good match for our family.

Stable Hand / Groom

Calling all horse enthusiasts!

We are seeking an experienced and committed person to join our great little team from July 2019.

Duties include:
Feeding and rugging horses
Paddock cleaning
Tack up and down of horses
Grooming , washing and basic veterinary care

Opportunity for riding, teaching, training and in vaulting and dressage to experienced applicants.

Package may include accommodation and the ability to bring your horse. Ideally we would like one full time person however we may consider a job share or part time position for the right applicant.



About the business and the role

Byron Fresh Cafe is located in the heart of beautiful Byron Bay, we are a thriving cafe open from 7.30am-10pm, 7 days a week. We focus on fresh, local ingredients and offer a healthy menu.

COOK – Full time

We have a full time position available.

The prime purpose of the cook role is to work in a team environment and ensure the smooth operation & flow of kitchen service, daily tasks include food preparation and working with-in the team cooking on the line

To join our team, you must:

  • Be available nights, weekend and all public holidays
  • Have proven 2yrs previous experience as a cook in a fast paced environment
  • Have the ability to work well under pressure whilst preserving an impeccable attention to detail.
  • Have sound knife skills and understanding of OH&S
  • Shifts are 2pm-10pm 5days pw including weekends
  • $55,000pa + super + AL
  • Available to start with-in 4 weeks


Commercial Cleaner – Ballina

Ballina NSW

*Seeking experienced cleaner for Ballina Homemaker Centre*

Morning shift 2 hours each day for 2-5 days per week.

We have an opportunity for a reliable, motivated individual to work for highly respected cleaning company in a retail centre.

The scope of this role is to deliver a consistent, high standard of cleaning keeping the Centre meticulous, particularly the toilets, walkways and carpark.

Duties will include cleaning toilets, emptying bins & using equipment such as a blower.

Applicants should be reliable and punctual, be able to work autonomously, follow safe work policies, have excellent communications skills and ability to converse with customers and managers in English.

Essential selection criteria – applicants must: be hard working and reliable, have an employment reference and be able to send a resume with these details and experience. It is highly preferable for applicants to be local to the area or have own transport.



Learn English in Byron Bay. Lexis English students study General English, IELTS, FCE, CAE and English plus Surfing or Yoga in a friendly and professional school right in the heart of Byron Bay and only 15 minutes from the beach.

New Starters! June 17th

Welcome to our 4 new students joining us at Lexis Byron Bay!


Lucas is from Brazil. He currently works as a pilot. He fly’s a ‘Grand Caravan’, an aircraft that he says is easy to maneuver.  He hopes in the future to get a good result in the Aviation Test and take-off his career. He is also a keen surfer and hopes to have the opportunity to surf in countries all over the world.

Amaury is from Paris. He really enjoys playing sports and hopes to improve his surf skills while he is in Australia. He has previously been to Melbourne and really loved the city. While he is here this time, he wants to immerse himself within the Australian culture and experience the Australian way of living.

Dave is from Switzerland. He enjoys playing soccer, tennis and basketball. He works as a garden landscaper. He visited Australia in 2017 and loved it and that is the reason he chose to come back to study English here. He hopes to get work here in Australia in the future.

Louise is from Belgium. She loves animals and has always had a passion for horse riding. She was studying communications at University, but felt as if it is was not right for her. Instead she decided to travel abroad, first to Portugal and now Australia, to see if a career involving horses was more suited to her. She is still searching for her right career choice after growing tired of working on farms and for now plans to just focus on her English.


Learn English in Byron Bay. Lexis English students study General English, IELTS, FCE, CAE and English plus Surfing or Yoga in a friendly and professional school right in the heart of Byron Bay and only 15 minutes from the beach.

Table Tennis Tournament! June 14th

Friday afternoon we held our monthly Table Tennis Tournament!

We had 4 knock out rounds to determine a winner. Our prize was a delicious, six pack of Stone and Wood beer!

Thanks to everyone who played and those who came along to watch 🙂

In the end it came down to the wonderful Fernanda vs the classy Moises. It was a close match but Moises had the skills to bring home the win! Well done Moises and thank you for sharing your prize!

There will be a chance to compete again next month, so make sure you keep an eye on the student notices 🙂


Learn English in Byron Bay. Lexis English students study General English, IELTS, FCE, CAE and English plus Surfing or Yoga in a friendly and professional school right in the heart of Byron Bay and only 15 minutes from the beach.

Graduation! June 14th

Congratulations and farewell to the students graduating from Lexis Byron Bay today!


Titus, from Switzerland, graduates from Michelle’s Upper Intermediate class. We hope you have enjoyed your time here at Lexis Byron Bay. You have been a very hard working student during your short time here. All the best for your future and enjoy your time exploring Australia. 🙂


Aiko, from Japan, graduates from Michelle’s Upper Intermediate class. It has been great to have you at Lexis Byron Bay, we are sad to see you go but we hope you enjoy the rest of your stay in Australia. ❤


Luc, from Switzerland, graduates from Michelle’s Upper Intermediate class. It has been fantastic to have you, thank you for all of your participation in activities. We will miss you on Tuesday’s Coffee Club, especially during games of uno. I hope you enjoy fulfilling your dreams of cuddling a koala before you leave Australia ❤ All the best for your future and please stay in touch 🙂

Roslane, from Brazil, graduates from Michelle’s Upper Intermediate class. It is such a shame you are only here for 2 weeks. You have been a focused and dedicated student and I will miss your contribution to our activities . Enjoy the rest of your time in The Whitsundys.. you lucky thing! All the best for your future and please send us chocolate from your chocolate factory 😉


Eva, from Spain, graduates from Kristy’s Intermediate class. You have made great progress during your time here in Byron. We are sad to see you go but wish you all the best for your move to the Sunny Coast. Hopefully we see you again 🙂

Tidjani, from New Caledonia, graduates from Adrienne’s Intermediate class. Congratulations on the excellent results you’ve achieved over the last 6 weeks. We will miss your polite and positive attitude. All the best for your future plans. Enjoy your month in Byron before you head home. I hope the waves are good for you 🙂


Gabriela, from Brazil, graduates from Adrienne’s Intermediate class.  It has been wonderful having you as a student at Lexis Byron Bay. We will all miss your happy smile and positive personality. Enjoy Adelaide and all the best for achieving your future dreams ❤

Cyntia, from Chile, graduates from Adrienne’s Pre-Intermediate class. It has been wonderful to watch you improve and become more confident. All your hard work has really paid off. I am going to miss you very much. Thank you for always being so polite and always making us smile. All the best for your future studies, I’m sure we will still see your happy face around Byron. Please keep in touch 🙂


Learn English in Byron Bay. Lexis English students study General English, IELTS, FCE, CAE and English plus Surfing or Yoga in a friendly and professional school right in the heart of Byron Bay and only 15 minutes from the beach.

Aussie Food Tasting! June 13th

Yesterday afternoon’s activity was Aussie Food Tasting in Room 1!


We had a range of delicious.. (and some not so delicious) Aussie favourites to taste.


The sausage rolls and mince pies were the first to be demolished.. definitely a crowd favourite!


We also had macadamia nuts, caremello koala’s, musk sticks, lamingtons, tim-tams, milo, kirks fizzy drinks, vegemite sandwiches, fairy bread, Anzac biscuits and red frogs to try.


As you can tell from the facial expressions of everyone in this video..

Not everyone enjoyed vegemite for the first time, it’s certainly a taste to be acquired! 🙂


Hinako was the only student who did enjoy vegemite and Ayumi of course loving the tim-tams 🙂


Camila, not sure about the musk sticks..?


Cyntia and Nami tasting Milo for the first time. Perfect technique with the heaped tea spoon! The more milo and the less milk, the better! 😉


Hikaru.. slightly puzzled by the mince pies.


I think Luc was the only one in the class who actually enjoyed the musk sticks

I hope you all enjoyed at least some of the Aussie food we tried! I am interested to know what other food you have enjoyed during your time in Australia. Roslane recommends the kangaroo burger from the Railway Hotel and the I can safely say the fish and chips from Hunky Dory are delicious. 🙂


Learn English in Byron Bay. Lexis English students study General English, IELTS, FCE, CAE and English plus Surfing or Yoga in a friendly and professional school right in the heart of Byron Bay and only 15 minutes from the beach.