English Language School

Established 1998

2018 = 20 YEARS of BBELS In 2018 we are celebrating 20 YEARS of operations at BBELS in Byron Bay! Thank you again to our wonderful agents for your support for the Byron Bay English Language School over the many years since 1998. We continue to improve our services and amenities to students. We plan to be here for at least another 20 years!

* 2019 Course Information and Fees * 2019 Fees List



We have almost finished major renovations around and inside our school. The school building - inside and out -was painted, new carpets are in clasrooms. We are also completing new bathrooms in July 2018.


Cafe Oska has new operators and has now become LaneWay cafe.


After almost 20 years of operation, we feel that it is time to renew our look and feel. We'll share some new photos soon with you.


We have updated our Student House Agreement. All students must sign this document on their first day at school. Please read our new Student House Agreement


BBELS Student Houses remain very popular. September bookings have filled many single rooms as of July 2017. Twin share rooms are still available. Our deluxe student house is also popular. It offers 4 x single or double deluxe bedrooms each with a private bathroom (shower/WC and basin). View the flyer and photos of Bangalow Road Student house here. You will like it!

Cambridge Exam Preparations

Our bookings remain strong. We still offer January, March and September start dates for Cambridge Exam Preparations. June start date is no longer offered.

CPE Boost – We continue to offer CPE Exam preparation but only for January and September start dates. Students join CAE classes or advanced General English and enjoy private (at cost) or small afternoon classes (1.5 hours) of CPE focused material. Please read our CPE Boost information

I wish you all continued success !

Michael O'Grady - Director


English Language School

We are fully accredited with the following organisations: