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Byron Bay English Language School (BBELS)

Byron Bay, New South Wales, Australia
Since 1998 we have had over 10,000 students from all over the world enter our classrooms. These students have successfully graduated from our General English courses as well as our Cambridge and IELTS exam preparation courses.

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The Byron Bay English Language School (BBELS) opened in 1998 with the aim of providing high quality English Language tuition in a beautiful and natural environment and to compliment this educational experience with a range of activity options.


BBELS has helped thousands of students from many countries to improve their English skills. We are very proud of the high quality of our academic and support services.


Student services

Some of our services includes:

  • regular menu of great local  activities for weekdays
  • regular menu of great local activities and excursions for weekends
  • discounts for group bookings in various locations and activities
  • travel desk and booking service
  • bike hire service

Housing services

  • The school campus is located in the central part of Byron Bay, 2 minutes walk from the bus stop. We occupy a two storey building in Jonson Lane. Access is also available from Carlyle Street. LaneWay Cafe and some accommodation are also part of our school premises. 
  • Outside the ground floor classrooms there is a sheltered outdoor garden area for students to relax, eat lunch and enjoy conversations with other students. The first floor includes 8 classrooms, an indoor common area, a semi commercial kitchen, some dormitory accommodation and two balcony areas. There is free WiFi everywhere. 

ICT services

  • Our school has 22 desktop computers plus a free high speed WiFi service for students.
  • Students can enjoy the internet to their own personal laptop computers and phones. Computers are used in some classroom/self access activities as well as for students’ personal need to communicate with family and friends back at home.

Student Life

Campus life

The Byron Bay English Language School campus has 14 comfortable air-conditioned classrooms. There is a large covered outdoor common space and upstairs balcony which we also use for conversation groups and our famous Friday night BarBQ’s. TV/video facilities are also used in classrooms. Students have use of a large kitchen for preparing lunch and cooking classes. Please see our photos and YouTube channel.

Student clubs

We have a dedicated activities service for our students.  Every month we publish our Activity Schedule to outline the activities and excursions (free and paid) that are provided each day of the week. Additionally there are other activities published each week – new ones – that were not published on the monthly schedule.


Our full time courses are listed on the Australian Government’s  Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS).  BBELS is a authorised Cambridge Exam centre and is fully accredited with the following organisations: 

  • University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations
  • IALC – International Association of Language centres
  • NEAS – Quality assurance for English Language schools in Australia

Byron Bay, New South Wales, Australia


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