The Bellingen Shire is a Local Government Area (LGA) in the Australian state of New South Wales. The area is 1,602 square kilometers and has about 12,500 inhabitants. Bellingen of Sydney and 430 km on the east coast of Australia about 520 kilometers north to the south of Brisbane. The area includes 71 districts and towns, including Bellingen, Bostobrick, Deer Vale, Dorrigo North Dorrigo, Gleniffer, Kalang, Megan, Mylestom, Raleigh, Thora and Urunga. The seat of the Shire Council is located in the town of Bellingen in the east of the LGA, where about 3,000 people live.