Batemans Bay is the gateway to the Eurobodalla region, renowned for being Australia’s Oyster Coast.
Batemans Bay is a coastal town on the South Coast of NSW, it is located 290 km south of Sydney (4 hr drive) and 150 km (2 hr drive) southeast of Canberra. Given the town's proximity to Canberra it is a popular weekend and holiday get away for many Canberrans who head to the coast.
As a coastal resort town, it is most famous for oyster production in the Clyde River estuary, with oysters widely available in local restaurants.
Regional Express (REX) offers daily flights from Sydney to Moruya Airport (located 26 km from Batemans Bay).
There are a number of coach companies offering daily services to the Eurobodalla Coast from Sydney, Canberra and Melbourne. There are also local buses services to get around and explore the region. Assistance and timetables are available from Batemans Bay Visitor Centre.
Batemans Bay is home to more than 11,200 people, the median age of residents is 53 years. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people make up 7% of the population.
Batemans Bay Hospital is a medium-sized regional public hospital (less than 50 beds) with an emergency department.
The closest major regional hospital is located in Bega (nearly 2 hr drive from Batemans Bay) and offers 134 overnight beds, 15 emergency department bays, 4 emergency medical unit beds and 46 acute medical inpatient beds.
There is an Ambulance Service of NSW station at Batemans Bay.