The Byron Shire Echo is a weekly independent newspaper that is published in the Byron Shire of New South Wales in Australia.
The office is located at Village Way, Stuart St, Mullumbimby NSW
Phone (02) 66 841 777
Fax (02) 6684 1719
The Echo, as it is also known, was first published on June 11, 1986. It has a sister paper The Tweed Shire Echo, founded on August 28, 2008.
The original Byron Shire Echo was founded in 1986 following marijuana raids by the NSW Police in the valleys surrounding Mullumbimby. Many people believed that the police were acting aggressively and illegally, and local TV and print media refused to touch the story.
It was this lack of honest coverage that caused the late Nicholas Shand, pictured left, to start the paper, and it continues to champion social justice causes today under publisher and co-founder David Lovejoy.
Over the last 20 years, The Byron Shire Echo has grown steadily from an A4 layout to the present day A3 tabloid, and currently prints 21 000 copies weekly.
This website is owned and published by Echo Netco Pty Ltd.
Publisher: David Lovejoy
Editor: Hans Lovejoy
Sales Manager: Stuart Amos
Acounts: Simon Haslam
Production Manager: Ziggi Browning