The voice of Byron Bay can be heard loud and clear through the local newspapers, The Echo and The Byron Shire News, and the award-winning community radio station, BayFM 99.9. These community resources provide a constant source of information on what is going on in the town politically, socially and environmentally and also provide a mouthpiece for the community to voice their opinion on a large range of issues through Letters to the Editor pages.
Other locally supported resources include a library, a youth centre, the surf lifesaving clubs, two boardriders surfing clubs, and the distinctive and centrally located community centre that is the venue for many conference, music, film and theatre events. Residents are committed to supporting local businesses and ventures and always enthusiastically take part in the music and sporting events that occur throughout the year. Locals ask that you show the same respect for their town as visitors that they do as residents by not littering or wasting water during your stay.