The Batemans Bay region is known as Australia’s ‘Oyster Coast’, with the Clyde River and estuary famous for its oysters, which you’ll find on the menus of many local restaurants in the area.
The population of Batemans Bay is 1,432 and is comprised of approximately 51.2% females and 48.8% males. Batemans Bay has a population of 121 (8.4%) indigenous people. The median/average age of the people in Batemans Bay is 49 years of age.
Batemans Bay is located in the South Eastern NSW Primary Health Network (SENSWPHN). This fact sheet provides an overview of the community profile for the SENSWPHN.
The Batemans Bay is a town in the South Coast region of New South Wales.
It is located 125 kilometers south-southwest of Sydney (about 160 kilometers by road) and only 25 minutes from beautiful Jervis Bay.
Regional Express (Rex airlines) offers daily flights to Moruya Airport (located in the centre of Eurobodalla on the coast) from Sydney. Flights from Melbourne (via Merimbula) operate Monday to Saturday.
There are a number of coach companies offering daily services to the Eurobodalla Coast from Sydney, Canberra and Melbourne.
There are a number of bus companies that can help you get around and explore the region. Assistance and timetables are available at either Batemans Bay or Narooma Visitor Centres.
Priors Bus Service offers a town bus service between Batemans Bay and Moruya with a range of stops.
The main industries in Batemans Bay are:
- Accommodation and food services
- Retail trade
- Health care and social assistance
- Public administration and safety
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 hours’ drive from Batemans Bay) and offers:
- 134 overnight beds
- 15 emergency department bays
- 4 emergency medical unit beds
- 46 acute medical inpatient beds
Batemans Bay is supported by an ambulance service.
There are nine medical practices in the Batemans Bay region.
No accommodation available.
There are a number of pre-schools, day care and child care centres in the Batemans Bay region.
The Bridge Plaza in Batemans Bay is home to a number of supermarkets and major retail outlets such as Woolworths, Coles, Aldi and Kmart as well as a good selection of well-known stores and brands like Just Jeans.
Other major retailers in the area include Harvey Norman and Furniture One.
There are a number of places of worship in Batemans Bay including Catholic, Anglican, Greek Orthodox, Presbyterian and Uniting.
The nearest Buddhist Temples and Muslim Mosques are located in Canberra (2 hours from Batemans Bay).
Oaks Ranch and Country Club
Tomakin Sports and Social Club
Club Catalina Country Club
Batemans Bay Sailing Club
Batemans Bay Tennis Club
Batemans Bay Surf Lifesaving Club
Batemans Bay Boxing Club
Batemans Bay Basketball Association
Walirryuna Radiant Sun Yoga
Points of Interest
With the stunning Clyde River winding its way under the bridge, and picturesque beaches and bush all within reach, Batemans Bay is surrounded by natural beauty making it the perfect place to live.
The food found at Batemans Bay is some of the best in the region, with succulent local seafood and Clyde River Oysters appearing on most menus. The delicious food is often complemented by sensational views and a relaxing ambiance.
Eurobodalla is home to a thriving arts and crafts community. Visit a village gallery or get an inside view of an artist’s studio to see how they bring the landscape to life in paint, fabric, sculpture and ceramics.
Many of the local attractions are recipients of major tourism awards for excellence including Mogo Zoo, The Original Gold Rush Colony, Bodalla Cheese Factory, and the Eurobodalla Botanic Gardens.
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