Surrounded by rich volcanic soils, Boorowa is known for producing fine merino wool.
Boorowa is located south-west of Sydney, the shortest route by road is via Goulburn and Yass (328 km, 3 hr 30 min drive). Boorowa is 112 km from Canberra (85 min drive), and is close to Cowra (77 km, 55 min drive) to the north, Yass (52 km 45 min drive) to the south, and Young (50 km 40 min drive) to the east.
Boorowa is known for its annual celebration of Irish Woolfest, where flocks of sheep fill Boorowa’s main street in the spectacular Running of the Sheep - the day culminates with the Blessing of the Fleece.
The nearest airport is in Canberra, a 90 min drive from Boorowa. Canberra Airport is a major airport offering services to state capitals and regional locations.
More than 1,200 people live in Boorowa, the median age of residents is 47 years. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people make up 4% of the population.
Boorowa Health Service is an 18 bed hospital delivering emergency, aged care and outreach community nursing. Allied health including mental health workers provide outreach services to Boorowa from Young.
The nearby Young Health Service is a larger facility offering additional services. Wagga Wagga Rural Referral Hospital (173 km 2 hr drive from Boorowa) is the closest major referral hospital with 315 beds. It provides medical, surgical, paediatric, obstetric, rehabilitation, and gazetted mental health acute and sub-acute inpatient services. Specialties include: cardiovascular, gastroenterology, renal medicine, obstetrics, orthopaedics, psychiatry and paediatrics. It also provides a full range of allied health services and support services.
There is a NSW Ambulance Service station in Boorowa.