Bonalbo, a rural village in the Northern Rivers
region of New South Wales, Australia, is located
815 kilometres (506 mi) north-east of Sydney. In
the 2011 census, Bonalbo and the surrounding
area had a population of 543. The town's name
derives from the Gidabal word bunawalbu
meaning "bloodwood trees".
Bonalbo is a very pretty little town, with amenities
which are attractive to retirees.
The village has a hospital, ambulance station,
chemist, supermarket, a Newsagency & service
station, a pub with motel rooms, a bowling and
recreation club featuring a challenging nine hole
golf course and tennis courts. All amenities are
within walking distance of the centre of
town. Jacqui Lawrence, a slalom kayaking Olympic Silver medalist, attended Bonalbo Central