English Language School

Learn to Live!

Our School

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.

Location: 1 Carlyle Street, BYRON BAY NSW 2481 – AUSTRALIA

Telephone:  +61 2 6680 8253


School Hours: Monday-Friday: 8am – 5pm

Our courses and programs include:

Byron Bay English Language School


Our school is celebrating 21 years!



English +

Learn to Surf

Program Info

Students study part-time English and join a 2 week learn to surf course for 4 afternoons (2.5 hours per day) each week. Our professional surfing school provides surfboard/body-board, wet-suit, rash vest, sunscreen and transport. It’s great fun and very safe! Find out more.

English + Diving

Program Info

Students attend our full or part time General English course and complete a SSI or PADI Open water dive course. Find out more.


Program Info

STUDY English, WORK during your break, and REFRESH your skills. Find out more.

A very special location – Miho, Japan

Byron Bay, Australia

Byron Bay is a coastal town located on the far-north coast of NSW, Australia. Home to Australia’s most easterly point and the iconic Cape Byron lighthouse, the region is known for its spectacular beaches, unique shopping and dining experiences, world-class festivals, and vibrant community spirit. Beyond the township of Byron Bay, the region includes many seaside villages, quaint hinterland towns, and large regional centres, all with their own unique character.

Experience Byron Bay

Explore the region’s beaches by kayak, on horseback, by taking surf lessons, or whale watching. Get a birds-eye-view of the mountains and coastal landscape by balloon, or cross sky-diving off your bucket list. Shop local designers and producers at the community markets, be the first in Australia to watch the sunrise, or treat yourself to an indulgent day at the spa. Hike to the iconic lighthouse, people-watch with a cup of coffee, or discover the local art scene at one of Byron’s galleries or live music venues.

Social Life

There are 4 hotels, 5 night clubs, 20 restaurants, 40 cafes and eateries and 2 cinemas. There is live music 364 days of the week at the Railway Friendly Bar and street musicans perform most nights. Every weekend there are local markets in the area. There are regular festivals to enjoy. Australia’s largest International Festival of Blues and Roots Music – Bluesfest – happens in beautiful Byron Bay at Easter every year. Other festivals; Buzz Short Film, Womens Festival


Byron Bay attracts people from many parts of the world, not just Australia. Visitors enjoy the relaxed friendly lifestyle that comes with living in a beautiful natural place. It is clean safe town and living costs are reasonable!

A Special Place

Byron Bay is one of Australia’s most unique tourist destinations. Lush rainforest vegetation meets Pacific Ocean at many beautiful beaches along the North facing bay. Dolphins, rays, turtles and whales drift by the steep cliffs of Cape Byron. Ocean lovers will enjoy the sandy beaches, the warm and clear waters and great surfing waves.

Get a Quote Online!

You can now get prices for your course, accommodation and extras all online.


Our News & Announcements

Access our BBELS Blog here

How to choose an ESL school?

Welcome to BBELS, Byron Bay’s only independent English Language School

Choosing between the IELTS and Cambridge Courses

A Word

From Our Director

” The BBELS team is committed to providing excellent services to our students. Byron Bay is a very special location in Australia – naturally stunning!  We welcome many nationalities to improve their English language skills, make international friendships and enjoy a real Australian experience. “

Michael O’Grady 

Students since 1998

Courses and programs

After School programs

Years Established

Get In Touch

Location: 1 Carlyle Street, BYRON BAY NSW 2481 - AUSTRALIA

Telephone:  +61 2 6680 8253


School Hours: Monday-Friday: 8am - 5pm

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