Kyogle is situated on the Summerland Way, forty-five kilometres northwest of Lismore and sixty kilometres south of the NSW/Queensland border. The town has a population of 4,000 people while the council area has a population of 9000.
The Kyogle Shire is mainly dependent on the Primary Industries of dairying, beef and timber for its economic stability. The rainforest areas of the Border Ranges are proving to be a major tourist attraction.
Kyogle is known in aborigine parlance as 'the place of the native companion' – nestled in its picturesque setting close to Fairy Mount.
Rumour has it that Kyogle began as a Methodist settlement; it was never Crown land and in those early days there were but two Catholic families.