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Bargo is a small town surrounded by natural bushland south west of Sydney, and located near historic Avon and Nepean Dams that are popular picnic destinations.

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Location

Bargo is located about 100km (90 min drive) south west of Sydney and approximately 200km (2 hr drive) from Canberra.

The town is well known for is Wildlife Sanctuary and Dingo Sanctuary, popular tourist destinations.

How to get there

Sydney Airport is the closest airport to Bargo (60 min drive) or (80kms). From Sydney airport international and domestic destinations can be accessed.

Bargo is accessible via the Hume Highway that links Sydney, Canberra and Melbourne.

Population

Bargo is home to more than 3,200 residents, the median age of residents is 40. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people make up nearly 3.5% of the population.

The towns are located within the South Western Sydney NSW Primary Health Network, this Population Health Needs Assessment provides an overview of community health for the region.

Healthcare facilities

Bowral and District Hospital (30 min drive) is a major rural hospital servicing the Southern Highlands.

It has a total of 91 beds and offers a range of general and specialised services such as general medicine, emergency services, paediatric, surgical and geriatric.

There are Ambulance Service of NSW stations at Picton (17 min from Bargo) and Bowral (30 min from Bargo).

Accredited GP practices

  • Bargo Doctors

  • Industry

The major industry sectors employing residents of Bargo are supermarket and grocery stores, road freight transport, primary education, hospitals, and aged care
  • Education

There is one primary school located in Bargo – Bargo Public School. The nearest public high school - Picton High School - is located 20 min from Bargo. There is also Wollondilly Anglican College (pre-kindergarten to year 12) located nearby (approx. 10 min) from Bargo.
  • Childcare

Bargo has two childcare centres, there are also other childcare options nearby in Buxton (15 min).
  • Shopping

Bargo has local shops including a supermarket, service station and post office. Additional shopping options are available in nearby Tahmoor (10 min drive), Picton (20 min drive) and Bowral  (30 min drive).
  • Places of worship

There are a number of places of worship in the Bowral/Tahmoor area including Baptist, Anglican and Presbyterian churches. The nearest Buddhist temple is the Bodhisaddha Forest Monastery located in Wilton (30 min drive) and the closest mosque is the Australian Islamic House of Masjid located in Edmondson Park (35 min drive).
  • Points of interest

Bargo is home to wildlife attractions such as The Dingo Sanctuary and The Australian Wildlife Sanctuary. Nearby attractions include Nepean and Avon Dams.
  • Sporting activities

Bargo Sportsground is home to many sporting clubs such as rugby league, cricket, soccer, harness racing and tennis. There is also a skate park, playground, trotting track and more.
  • Community groups and activities

The Wollondilly Community Directory provides details for arts, environmental, community and service groups. The Wollondilly Shire Council has an events calendar for details about local markets, sporting, and cultural events.
  • Social media groups

There are social media pages and groups dedicated to life and sport in Bargo. A good place to start are the Facebook pages such as Bargo Community Group, Bargo, Tahmoor, Yanderra and surrounding areas buy, swap, sell, auction, and Bargo Dingo Sanctuary.